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There's a vineyard at Moorooduc in upper Mornington, planted to a splendid north facing slope which captures the maximum warmth of sunshine each day. Refreshed after nightfall by the invigorating maritime winds off Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, it's a place of exceptional winegrowing. Populated by ten unique Burgundy clones, this very special block of vine grew the only Pinot Noir ever to claim our nation's highest accolade for great red wines, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. The property continues to yield limited releases of outstanding vintages, it's a place of exacting viticulture and uncompromising pursuit of excellence, cherished by cognoscenti and.. The burgundy clones of mornington»
Planted to a steep north facing slope, under the shades of an ancient sawmill, very near the estuaries Mersey and Don, the measured yields of an elite little vineyard are hand picked for vinification by the illustrious Josef Chromy wineworks at Relbia. Highly specialised with the effusive sparkling styles and aromatic whites, winners Winestate Alternative Varietal of Year, the barriques of Barringwood are percolating parcels of Pinot Noir, which are setting a benchmark for the artisanal boutique estates of Devonport and greater Launceston. Barringwood are grown within a unique mesoclime, the longest growing season in Tasmania, each bottle is remarkable for its.. Ardour of affection on the apple isle»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
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Kalleske Old Vine Grenache CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Barossa South Australia
A true hand made wine, crafted in the old world style, fashioned from old bush vines fruit, picked off a single site established 1935, the oldest Grenache plantings on the Kalleske farm. An intense, rich and robust old vines Grenache brimming with stunning perfumes, exotic fruit flavours and highly layered palate, harmoniously balanced upon a solid structure of luxurious oak and well ripened tannins, vintaged and matured under the Kalleske cellars at Greenock in the Barossa.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$287.50
Grapes are selectively hand picked off precious dry grown old vines, planted to shallow sands over light clay sub soils. The old vines deliver harvests of Shiraz grapes endowed by excellent natural acidity, customary acid additions are never required. Grapes are destemmed into traditional open top fermenters and vinified for a fortnight on skins through the action of native yeasts at warm temperatures up to 32C. Gentle hand pumpovers are carried out twice daily for optimal flavour and colour extraction. Upon completion, batches are painstakingly basket pressed and filled to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for eighteen months prior to bottling.
Dark crimson colour. Powerful nose of turkish delights and exotic spice, clove and black fruits, rose petal, licorice and a touch of dark chocolate mint. Solid, full bodied palate with a litany of fleshy dark fruit flavours. Light dusty tannins contribute structure and mouthfeel. Layers of flavour and texture, a complex wine with super long finish.
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