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Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»

Kirrihill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley South Australia
Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at its finest, harvested off the splendid Kirrihill Tullymore property in the northeastern foothills. Planted at an elevation of 450 metres, to deep red loam and quartz volcanic rock soils on east facing slopes, Tullymore is one of the most opportune sites in Clare to grow Cabernet, it has been the source of eminent, national wine show winning vintages, ever since inaugural release. A long lived wine with succulent tannins and judicious oak, Kirrihill represents a memorable experience of Cabernet Sauvignon, especially in its youth.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
The state of art Kirrihill operation places an emphasis on environmentally sound practices, recycling waste water and grape marc into organic mulch for the vineyards. Cutting edge trellising technology provides the perfect balance of shade and sunlight. Vines are planted to a north south orientation on red clay loam over limestone soils at 450 metres above sea level. Grapes are cold soaked for five days, warmed up and vinified in open top fermenters with daily pumpovers to maximise extractions. The musts are pressed off and the wine transferred to a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak. Barrels are rigorously selected to ensure that only the best are included in the final assemblage.
A vibrant deep red in the glass. The classic Clare Cabernet characters of blackcurrant, plum, cassis and crushed violets on the nose with enticing cedary notes. Palate features black ripe berries, herb, mulberries and plum with well integrated oak framed by elegant tannins. Impossible to put down, as intense fruit and substantial palate weight continue to a warm, lingering finish.
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