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Established 1976, Clairault are one of the pioneering estates on Margaret River. A tastefully limited range, from elite vineyards within the very dress circle of prestigious wineries at the heart of Margaret River's most illustrious precincts, Wilyabrup, Yallingup and Karridale. These are the dearest winegrowing terroirs in the Australian west, a place of auspicious soils and stimulating climes, the motherlode of environmentals which yield the most august vintages on the continent. The team at Clairault take a decidedly pastoral approach, biodynamically grown and environmentally sound, a sanctuary to native flora and fauna, their vineyards are managed to a completely natural agriculture. So exclusive are the wines of Clairault, that they can be hard to find, released in measured.. The kindly cabernet of clairault»
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.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»

John Duval Plexus GSM CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Barossa South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. John Duval is one of the most highly regarded winemakers of his era, International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of the Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of the Year. Plexus is designed to express the wide spectrum of red fruit flavours from Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre, but also provide structure with a seamless balance and long finish. Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques are employed, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, while assuring great potential for development.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$419.00
Shiraz is sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf, Marananga and Ebenezer districts, Grenache from Tanunda and Krondorf, parcels of Mourvedre are picked off old bush vines grown to scattered blocks at Krondorf and Light Pass, the oldest over a hundred years of age. Parcels are treated to a course of vinification under submerged cap in traditional old open and small steel fermenters. Components are matured fourteen months in a selection of prior use 300 litres French oak hogsheads, mostly three to six year old barrels, intended to retain the suppleness of Grenache & Mourvedre, some of the Shiraz completes a luxurious barrel fermentation in completely new French oak.
Deep crimson purple red. Fragrant, with some spice. Complex aromatics, combining red and dark fruits with savoury notes. A flavoursome, generous palate mix of red and black fruits, compotes with a variety of spice, framed by youthful fine tannins and subtle savoury French oak which adds to the structure and complexity, the finish is layered and long.
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