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Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
There are fewer than twenty hectares of Stefano Lubiana vines, overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of Derwent River. Chosen for its felicitious winegrowing aspects, it is a place of scrupulously clean soils, free of any pesticides or manufactured treatments. Insects are welcome here, they are mother nature's endorsement of a holistically biodynamic viticulture. Lubiana is a fifth generation winemaker, one of the apple isle's leading vignerons, he works to an arcane system of seasonal chronometers, governed by cosmic rhythms, the turning of leaves and angle of the moon. His wines are given full indulgence to make themselves. Ferments lie undisturbed and.. Celestial wines from southern climes»
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Giesen Marlborough Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand
Pinot Noir excells within the favourable winegrowing climes of Marlborough, fruit ripens to excellent condition on healthy vines. The Giesen style varies from one vintage to the next as determined by the season, always displaying the individuality of site, soil and mesoclime. An animate Pinot wine with ripe varietal flavours and refined tannins, fashioned from fruit grown to splendid Marlborough vineyards.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$173.50
Pinot Noir is harvested from several vineyards in Rapaura and Kaituna, Brancott, Waihopai and the Riverlands. All but one site is hand picked and hand sorted, artially crushed into fermenters and held cold on skins for up to a fortnight days for flavour extraction. Some batches remain in whole bunches so the stems could contribute tcomplexity. Fruit is for a combination of wild and added yeast vinification for twelve to twenty days. Upon completion, the wine remains on skins four days before pressing into 225L and 300L seasoned French oak barrels for natural malolactic, ageing and assemblage followed by a light egg white fining and filtration.
Bright plum red colour. Vibrant red fruit aromas, spicy vanilla, cinnamon and savoury, earthy notes. The vibrancy carries through to the palate where succulent fruit weight is complemented by soft, round tannins and a long, dry, flavoursome let's have another glass finish. Remove the screwcap and allow the wine to breathe for fifteen minutes before pouring, or decant. Partner with spicy entrees, mushroom dishes and roasted meats.
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