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Planted to a rocky hillock just east of township Clare, Mocandunda is a collaboration of three well seasoned vignerons, the Messrs Heinrich, Ackland and Faulkner. Heinrich grows fruit for a number of the nation's leading labels, Faulkner is one of Clare Valley's most accomplished agronomists, Ackland established the illustrious Mount Horrock Wines. Mocandunda was years in the making, one of the highest altitude terroirs in all Clare Valley, the extended autumns and dry grown vines, encourage a exceptional ripening of grapes, intense with varietal characters, magnificently balanced between natural fruit sugars, acidity and tannin. Mocandunda sell the lion's share of their crop to eminent brands, their harvests have claimed Winestate Trophy and South Australian Wine Of Year. A small cut from the finest pick of Mocandunda fruit is reserved for the estate's own label. Originally planned as a pure Riesling monopole, the vineyard now hosts blocks of the most exquisite Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz, husbanded by the most capable vignerons in Valley Clare, all mollycoddled to make a majestic.. The craggy copse on valley clare»

Dog Point Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Marlborough Wairau New Zealand
From plantings dating back to the late 1970s, older well established vines on free draining silty clay loams, yielding fully ripe Pinot Noir grapes with concentrated characters and exemplary varietal expressions. The superlative sites are managed by viticulturist Ivan Sutherland, the fruit is vinified into a robust Burgundian styling by James Healy, both contributed to the genesis at neighbouring Cloudy Bay. An ambitious collation of Dijon clones 777, 667 and 115, Pommard clone 5, Abel and 10/5 from the illustrious Dog Point Vineyard.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$287.50
Ivan Sutherland owns extensive Marlborough vineyards and supplies fruit to many of Marlborough's most recognizable labels, the cream of the crop is reserved for Dog Point. The philosophy at around the winemaking operation involves nothing less tham total involvement by the stakeholders, from the vineyard and nurture of the fruit, throughout the entire winemaking process, whilst aiming to preserve the distinctive style and regional expression of Dog Point wines. Following the harvest and crush, fruit is inoculated through the action of wild indigenous yeasts and vinified for two to three weeks, followed by transfer to a selection of seasoned French oak barriques for eighteen months maturation.
Deep ruby colour. Aromas of vibrant ripe red fruit imbued with hints of violet over subtle smoke and earth nuances supplemented by spicy oak savouriness. Richly flavoured with intense red fruits, well balanced subtle sweetness and spicy well integrated oak to a delicate, lingering finish. To accompany rare duck breast or truffled venison pie.
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