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There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to.. Barriques between the billabongs»
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»
Lindsay McCall's enthusiasm for great wine began in the 1970s, he established his first Mornington plantings in 1985 on the site of a derelict orchard at Red Hill along Paringa Road. From day one, McCall focused on exactingly managing the soils and the vines, after completing his day job as local school teacher. His affinity for the land and astonishing feel for winemaking produced monumental vintages of Pinot Noir, which propelled the exquisite range of Paringa Estate wines to international renown. McCall works closely with Mornington's finest vignerons to nurture better standards of viticulture and deliver finer vintages with each harvest. Limited yields of.. Exquisite editions by the master of mornington»

Fermoy Margaret River Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
From the Chelmsford and Seward family vineyards at the northern end of Margaret River. Fermoy Estate is situated on Metricup Road at the very heart of Willyabrup, one of the new world's great viticultural precincts. Despite a history of little more than a decade, Fermoy's wines have won an acclaim which belies the estate's modernity. An intensely aromatic and profoundly structured Shiraz wine with captivating berry fruit essences and pliant, peppery tannins, to accompany the finest faire and most succulent meats.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$323.00
Fermoy takes its name from the eponymous town in County Cork, which was founded by a forebear of the original owners. Vines are trained to vertical shoot position trellis system with extensive canopy management techniques, employed throughout the growing season, allowing harvest of the best possible fruit in the cool of the night to maintain maximum varietal expression. On arrival to the winery the fruit is crushed into ten tonnes static fermenters. Upon completion, batches are pressed to a combination of French and American oak barriques and hogsheads for a year or more before fining and filtration.
Crimson red. Aromas of white pepper and spice over a presence of cherry ripe fruit. The palate offers great textural mouthfeel with aniseed and blackberry flavours supported by well integrated, fine chalky tannins. A lingering aftertaste as the afterglow continues, the complex finish conjures up hints of freshly pitted berries, aromatic leaf and dusty, cocoa spice.
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