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    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, who was very pleased to bottle Hall Gap's fruit behind the exhalted label of Mt Langi Ghiran. Halls Gap joined the tally of Circe estate vineyards in 2013, whence it yields a wine that's earmarked for icon status by the most discerning industry pundits, now branded under the cryptic moniker of Fallen Giants... Land of the fallen giants»

    Marchesi Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico DOCG CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Sangiovese Malvasia Colorino Merlot Chianti Italy
    After six centuries of viticulture, the Mazzei family remains committed to Tuscan viticulture and fine Chianti. The personality and clonal composition of their Sangiovese has evolved and been perfected over generations through an ongoing discipline of research and innovation. Parcels of fruit grown to the Fonterutoli and Belvedere vineyards each contribute unique characteristics to the finished Chianti Classico. Mostly Sangiovese with the inclusions of Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot, assembled into an elegant, fruit filled wine supported by malleable, drying tannins.
    Available in cases of 6
    Case of 6
    $239.50
    The Fonterutoli estate covers a total area of 470 hectares, sixty nine of which are planted to vines, divided into four separate production zones with a south to southwest exposure, at altitudes ranging from 230-500 metres above sea level, Fonterutoli and Siepi, Badiola and Belvedere. The excellent exposures, exceptional soils and auspicious microclime, assure production of complex, elegant and imposing wines. Fruit is harvested from five special sites, planted to altitudes of 220 metres to 550 metres. Following a warm vinification in cone shaped fermenters, the wine completes malolactic and is treated to twelve months maturation in a high selection of new French oak barriques and puncheons.
    Deep ruby red colour. An aromatic bouquet of red fruits, cherries, plums and spice. The palate is generous and powerful with a fine yet firm tannic structure. Fonterutoli is remarkable for its complexity, elegance and personality, displaying a synergy between Sangiovese and the terroir of Chianti Classico. Year in and year out one of the most satisfying and consistent examples of the style, harmoniously balanced, fashioned to contemporary tastes.
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