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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 Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking tally of dozens national Trophies and.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
Kalleske are one of our nation's most distinguished winegrower families, Barossa through and through, heirs to the tradition of Prussian pastoralists who established South Australia as one of the world's great viticultural precincts. The family Kalleske were the quiet achievers behind the stellar quality of fruit, at the heart of the most memorable vintages Penfolds Grange. Old sites and ancient vines, a tally of which have been branded under the Atze's Corner label, a regal range of stately Barossa wines, irresistibly underpriced in terms of provenance, excellence and sheer delight. Spectacular bouquets, redolent of freshness, fragrance and fruit, astonishingly balanced to perfection, meaty, mouth.. Small batches of the barossa's very best»

Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
Kooyong is a domaine in the true sense of the word, the exclusively estate grown grapes never leave the property until well after bottling. The wines of Kooyong aim to manifest terroir, an integration of geology and soil, the mesoclime of individual parcels and the influence of Mornington's maritime clime. A culture of holistic husbandry in the vineyard and artisanal diligence throughout the vinification serves to articulate the uniqueness of Kooyong Pinot Noir, respectfully and without artifice.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$515.00
A tally of clones are hand picked off fully mature vines, completely destemmed and vinified for up to three weeks in a mix of large oak foudres, cement vats and fermenters, the batches are left to self inoculate through wild and local yeasts. After completion of natural malolactic, components are filled to a selection of French oak barriques for nine months, followed by transfer to large oaken foudres for another ten months before assemblage.
Bright garnet, maroon colour. A generous, open nose of dark berries and a touch of vanilla bean. The flavour spectrum ranges from strawberries, raspberries, and boysenberries, through to cinnamon and clove, tapenade and coffee, balanced by abundant ripe, round tannins. A thickness and richness of texture, the varietal character remains pure.
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