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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most profoundly structured, intensely focused, yet softly spoken range of wines. Powerful yet disciplined Cabernet, generously proportioned Malbec, august Chardonnay and mesmerising Riesling, all representing essential.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk proudly hosts the largest, single holding of Marsanne on the planet. Tahbilk's original rows of Shiraz are commonly cited as one of the great vineyards of the world, regularly sampled at international competitions against.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»

Lightfoot Sons Myrtle Point Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Gippsland Victoria
Crafted from small parcels of single vineyard fruit, treated to the traditional old world regimens of whole bunch and wild yeast ferments. This is Pinot Noir to match the classic Cru La Bourgogne, the cool ripening Gippsland climes provide the perfect chill to encourage optimal fruit sugars and velvet tannins. Exclusively Myrtle Point grown Pinot Noir, its bright sasafras, cherry and plum fruit complexity are supported by charming pastoral elegance, a touch of barnyard, French oak sophistication and the soundest structure.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
Uncompromising standards of viticulture are at the heart of Myrtle Point, vines are all shoot thinned and trimming, a course of leaf plucking in the lead up to Christmas opens up the canopy and permits ample sunlight. Harvests of Pinot Noir are destemmed into open fermenters for vinification through the action of wild yeasts and cultured strains. A parcel is included as whole bunches for carbonic maceration. Batches are hand plunged two to three times daily until completion, followed by pressing into a combination of seasoned and new, Sirugue, Damy, St. Martin, Bossuet and Mercurey French oak barriques and hogsheads for maturation. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. Alcohol 13.4%
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