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Xavier Bizot can make wine anywhere he pleases, he is a Bollinger and grew up amongst the Vignobles Superieurs of Champagne. Bizot has chosen to make wine alongside Brian Croser's family, from grapes harvested off three magnificent sites, on two paradoxically varied terrains. Planted to the salubrious Terra rosa soils atop an invaluable archeological dig at Wrattonbully, rich with the undisturbed fossils of ancient Cenozoic sea animals, Crayeres Vineyard was established right across the road from Tapanappa's illustrious Whalebone. The weather here is astonishingly similar to Bordeaux and makes an awesome Cabernet Franc. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser are also fortunate to take their pick of properties in Adelaide Hills. To wit, Charles (Chilly) Hargrave's distinguished old vines at Summerton and a highly opportune slice of a slope on the lofty altitudes of Piccadilly Valley... The twin tales of terre a terre»
Planted to a rocky hillock just east of township Clare, Mocandunda is a collaboration of three well seasoned vignerons, the Messrs Heinrich, Ackland and Faulkner. Heinrich grows fruit for a number of the nation's leading labels, Faulkner is one of Clare Valley's most accomplished agronomists, Ackland established the illustrious Mount Horrock Wines. Mocandunda was years in the making, one of the highest altitude terroirs in all Clare Valley, the extended autumns and dry grown vines, encourage a exceptional ripening of grapes, intense with varietal characters, magnificently balanced between natural fruit sugars, acidity and tannin. Mocandunda sell the lion's share of their crop to eminent brands, their harvests have claimed Winestate Trophy and South Australian Wine Of Year. A small cut from the finest pick of Mocandunda fruit is reserved for the estate's own label. Originally.. The craggy copse on valley clare»

Mocandunda Vineyard Merlot 2012 CONFIRM 2012 VINTAGE

Merlot Clare Valley South Australia
The sublime splendour of Clare Valley Merlot, redolent with perfumes of blueberries, ribena and mint. It's all about the excellence of fruit, crushed and destemmed, the cool picked bunches are macerated for a week, before being treated to a long, languid ferment. Pumpovers and optimally timed extractions are followed by malolactic and fill to a selection of well seasoned French oaks for eighteen months age. Ripe dark cherries on the fully fragrant bouquet, blueberries and plum underpin spice notes and anise, licorice, carob and a whisp of shaved cedar oak.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
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