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Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»
Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast,.. Land of the fallen giants»
Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography,.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»

Delas Saint Joseph Francois De Tournon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Rhone France
An assemblage of fruit from the terroirs of Vion, Saint Jean de Muzols, Mauves and Tournon. The ancient vineyards of Saint Joseph, planted almost exclusively to Syrah, occupy a few hundred highly precious acres on the right bank of the Rhone. Vines are grown to terraces on the rocky granite hillsides, where Delas select only the finest harvests for Francois de Tournon.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$449.50
Grapes are picked by hand, row by row, as the berries achieve optimal ripeness. Parcels are treated to forty eight hours of cold soak followed by a traditional vinification in open topped concrete fermenters at 28C to 32C. A routine of daily cap push downs and pumpovers are employed over the course of ten days, total macerations may last up to twenty. After drawing off and pressing, the batches complete their malolactic in oak. The wine is matured between ten and fourteen months in a selection of one to three year old prior use oak barrels, regularly topped up as the angels take their share.
Deep, dark ruby red colour with garnet hues. The nose is clearly marked by delicate aromas of cassis and spice. A tender, voluptuous texture, fine and silky, expressing lively berry fruit flavours, cherries and licorice over a solid tannin structure. It will match all savoury foods, the ripest cheeses and richest desserts.
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