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Bringing you the fruit of old Barossa vineyards, which have been handed down from generation to generation, crafted in the traditional old world way, by a commune of family growers who have delivered the most memorable vintages since early settlement. The label says Soul Growers but the harvests were historically bottled by the nation's most illustrious brands. Today, these veteran families of Australian viticulture can bring their princely harvests to market under a moniker that defines a tradition of village winemaking and a culture of reverence for the land. Ancient rootstock Grenache and Mourvedre, bespoke clones of Cabernet and Shiraz, prodigal plots of Pinot Noir. This magnificent range of.. Views of venerable old vines»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland and established a vineyard called Bellvale... Placing pinot amongst the pastures»
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»

Kooyong Estate Kooyong Meres Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
Kooyong Estate is located at Tuerong and focuses on growing a small range of Burgundesque varietal clones. There are five distinct vineyards of which three are planted to Pinot Noir, the fastidiously husbanded blocks produce stately wines. Meres is a small, single hectare block planted to a gentle north facing slope, the most exposed parcel of Kooyong's Pinot Noir, a place of low vigor and restricted yields. The frugal loam over clay soils produce highly aromatic, beautifully perfumed grapes of velvet tannins and sound structure.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$419.50
The cultural practices of Kooyong respect and nurture the inherent character of each block. All vines are hand cane pruned, if the season is showing higher yields, bunches are thinned to focus the intensity of flavour in remaining clusters. All grapes are hand picked and the vinification is nothing short of meticulous. Parcels of destemmed grapes and whole bunches are vinified through the action of spontaneous, ambient yeasts in a mix of concrete vats and fermenters for eighteen days. Upon completion, batches are pressed and racked into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques for malolactic and fourteen months maturation, bottled unfiltered and unfined.
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