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Old Richmond Gaol was one of Diemen Land's first prisons, built by the convicts themselves, of good old fashioned granite blocks, laboriously hauled in wooden hand carts and quarried from the ominously monikered Butchers Hill. Today, Butchers Hill is the site of the steepest sloping vineyard in Coal River Valley, invigorated by afternoon sea breezes and prevailing winds from the roaring forties, its highly auspicious, self mulching black Vertosols, yield extraordinary wines. Established by founding members of the Hobart Beefsteak & Burgundy Club, Butchers Hill represents three generations of passion amongst the nether vineyards of the Apple Isle. Not just a purveyor of pretty Pinot Noir, Pooley Estate have achieved status as Tasmaniaís first and only, fully accredited Environmentally Certified Sustainable Vineyard, further claiming the prestigious Royal Agricultural Society.. Princely parcels of pooley»
There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the Brunello commune of Montalcino. Whole bunches and wild ferments in the like of ancient clay urns, hand plunged in the old world way, appreciatively unfiltered for a tasteful measure of sauvage. Aficianados of small.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»

Famille Perrin Reserve Cotes Du Rhone Rouge CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Cotes du Rhone France
The essential Cotes du Rhone cepage, crafted almost exclusively from the Grenache of Grand Prebois and Syrah of Vinsobres. The inclusion of Mourverdre completes the holy trinty while contributing savouryness and pastoral charm. Filled with the fragrant fruit of Vallee Rhone and Mistral spice of Provence, Perrin Reserve makes a match with continental style grills and crumbed veal, slow braised joints and ham.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
Perrin Pere & Fils have been drawning fruit from the finest vineyards along Cotes du Rhone since 1909. To this day they retain the choicest parcels to vinify into exemplary regional wines. Parcels of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah are sourced from Perrin estate properties at Grand Prebois and Vinsobres, as well as fine vineyards leased under long term contract. Within and around Grand Prebois, the soils are limestone gravel clays. Vinsobres is rich in quartz and limestone marls. Following the harvest, bunches are destemmed, followed by temperature controlled vinification. Batches are treated to a year's maturation in a combination of unwooded vats and seasoned oak Foudres before egg white fining and bottling.
Deep red colour The nose is all ripe fruits, plums and blackcurrant, liquorice characters, gingerbread hints and notes of violet The mouth is round, elegant, juicy and supple, with a predominance of fragrant liquorice, the tannins are polished and soft. A beautiful rendition of Cotes du Rhone GSM to enjoy today alongside lamb, gruyere or pissaladiere d'aubergine.
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