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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 indulge their appetence and secure a case of Robin Brockett Pinot Noir, Syrah and/or Shiraz... Brockett begets the best of bellarine»

Pirathon Silver Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Full bodied, brimming with the superb flavour, fine textures and sound structure of truly grand Barossa Shiraz. Parcels are picked off dedicated grower vineyards around the ancient hamlets of northwest precincts, Moppa and Greenock, Stonewell and Belvedere, Seppeltsfield, Ebeneezer and Koonunga. Gullies and higher altitudes, steep hills, slopes and undulations make for an extraordinary variance of topographies, each a unique vineyard for the realization of harvests, articulating an individual expression of soil, terroir and clime.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$311.00
Shiraz is picked off low yielding vineyards by traditional family growers, each block adds its own exclusive dimension to Pirathon. Parcels are separately crushed into open top fermenters, a course of hand pumpovers gently extract colour and flavour from the fruit. Upon completion, batches are treated to a traditional press, followed by transfer to a selection of new and seasoned American, French, Russian and Hungarian oak hogsheads for maturation over a period of eighteen months, racked from barrel and ultimately assembled. The final Pirathon is bottled without fining or filtration, ensuring the true expression of the vineyards are preserved within the bottle.
Dark purple black colour. The perfumed bouquet is uplifting with bright aromas of blueberry, nutmeg spice, musk, juicy fruits, roses and plum. The serious and complex palate is mouth filling with generous dark fruit and balanced oak barrel characters. Fine integrated tannins give the wine solid structure. Overall, the pure varietal fruit, plush oak and rounded tannins give the wine beautiful harmony.
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