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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»


Cabernet Franc Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Tuscany Italy
The panorama from the slopes of Tenuta di Biserno is breathtaking, with views down to the Tyrrhenian Sea all the way to Corsica. Lodovico and Piero Antinori surveyed the land and were struck by the similarities of it's soils with those of Bordeaux. They were inspired to plant Cabernet Franc, the dominant component in Pino di Biserno, joined by varying percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A super fine Tuscan with remarkable early drinkability which continues to enthuse the wine industry press with each new release.
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Tenuta di Biserno is planted to Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot with a view to exploiting the unique soils which are very akin to those found in Bordeaux. Grapes are all picked by hand into 15 kg crates and taken to the Biserno wineworks where they are individually sorted, de-stemmed and gently crushed. The musts are vinified for three to four weeks at 28C before being treated to full malolactic in a selection of barrels and fermenters. Two thirds of the wines are matured twelve months in a combination of new and second use French oak barriques, the balance is aged in vats. Assembled and bottled, the finished Pino di Biserno is rested a further six months in bottle before release.
Intense, bright ruby red. Ripe, soft fruit aromatics, spice, eucalyptus and Mediterranean maquis. A fruit filled palate, ripe acids and supple oak supported by fine tannins before a long, elegant finish.
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