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There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the Brunello commune of Montalcino. Whole bunches and wild ferments in the like of ancient clay urns, hand plunged in the old world way, appreciatively unfiltered for a tasteful measure of sauvage. Aficianados of small batch, limited release endeavours by Australian winemaking luminaries, are quietly advised to.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»

Moss Wood Semillon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Semillon Margaret River Western Australia
Moss Wood enjoy the challenge of consistently producing the most substantial Semillon wine anywhere in Margaret River. The style has evolved since 1980 with the emphasis on achieving good depth of fruit flavour. Semillon grapes are painstakingly picked in three stages, green, medium and maximum ripeness, to enhance the complexity and achieve a highly engaging white wine experience.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$209.50
There has been a slight, but significant refinement in the style of Moss Wood Semillon, but ultimately, it is the pursuit of excellence which determines the viticulture and handling of fruit. Grapes are hand picked and delivered to the winery, de-stemmed, crushed and pressed. The free runs are cold settled for two days, clear juices are racked into fermenters, a small portion of solids are reintroduced. Pure yeast cultures are added batches are vinified at 17C for a fortnight. Pressings are fined and settled, clear juices are racked and seeded for a separate, pure yeast fermentation. After a week of settling on gross lees, the two components are racked and assembled before a light fining, depending on vintage.
Medium straw colour, with green tints. Fresh fruit aromas of grapefruit, apples and fig. Strong notes of pear and musk, enhanced by background notes of caramel and lanolin. Classic Moss Wood Semillon, combining crisp acidity with full body and a slight firmness of tannin on the finish. The middle palate has ripe apple, fig and pear flavours giving a generous, almost sweet feel, despite the wine is pleasingly dry.
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