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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 batch, limited release endeavours by Australian winemaking luminaries, are quietly advised to.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
After founding Mornington's eminent Moorooduc Estate and decades crafting the most memorable vintages for Mornington's leading brands, Richard McIntyre established a tiny, single hectare vineyard, on a prominent, high elevation site at Arthur's Seat, with a view to producing limited yields of the most exquisite small batch wines. The techniques of choice are wild yeast ferments, minimal intervention and good French oak, with a nod to traditional Burgundian practices, which allow the wines to speak of provenance, express their specificity of clone and articulate their sense of place. There's not much Bellingham made but every bottle passes through the hands of a team member who has been involved with the vintage since pruning and budburst. An essential inclusion for small batch Pinotphiles in the know, there has never been a more limited release of a marvelous Mornington marque... Limited editions by the master of moorooduc»

Hollick Tannery Block Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot Coonawarra South Australia
A mostly Cabernet wine with a tenth of Merlot, a jot of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, representing almost a third of Hollick's annual production. Previous vintages of Tannery Block have won numerous prestigious awards, including the pre-eminent Jimmy Watson, Robert Bryce and Arthur Kelman Trophies. This uniquely Australian style is fashioned in the tradition of the great Cabernet Merlot accords which have made Coonawarra renowned for red wine throughout the world. So named after the leather tanning pits on the original Hollick property in Coonawarra.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
The combination of old vines, relatively cool climate and unique Terra rossa soils underneath the Hollick vineyard produce intense Cabernet and Merlot fruit, the grapes showing good ripeness, excellent colours and a soft tannin profile. The long and cool, dry growing seasons that prevail in the cigar shaped Coonawarra provide the ideal conditions for grapes to accumulate intense flavours and fine tannins. Following the harvest, bunches are minimally handled to retain the intense fruit flavours of the vineyard. Partial barrel fermentation, followed by eighteen months maturation in a combination of French and American oak barrels, infuses elegance, structure and a long finish to the stately palate.
Bright ruby red with purple hues. Varietal Cabernet aromas of blackcurrant and mulberry are complimented by the softer Merlot notes of violet, dark chocolates and plum. A seamless and complex Coonawarra, showing blackberry and cassis, choc mint and plums woven with finely integrated oak. The finish is long with a soft texture and silky tannin structure. A fabulous wine to accompany roast lamb and crisp rosemary potato.
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