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Just three kilometres from Young along Murringo Road, planted to a brisk 500 metres above sea level, Grove Estate was originally sown to vines in 1886, by Croatian settlers who brought cuttings from their farms on the Dalmatian coast. Some of these ancient plantings, emigrated at a time when much of Europe was ruled by Hapsburg emperors, remain productive to this day. Newer blocks were gradually established around these priceless parcels, ostensibly with a view to supplying leading national brands. The quality of fruit became so conspicuous that Grove Estate sanctioned industry celebrities from Ravensworth and Clonakilla to begin bottling under their own estate moniker. The greater Hilltops region is renowned for elegantly structured Cabernet and Shiraz. Grove Estate go one better, they.. Quiet consummations of grove estate»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade to conserve and restore the ancient vines, establishing his cellars at Tanunda along Krondorf Road. He has since retained the most.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

Nautilus Clay Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand
The Clay Hills are six unique blocks of varied sloping clay aspects, planted to a ridge which divides Brancott and Omaka Valleys in southern Marlborough. A mixture of stemmed and whole bunch fruit are treated to eighteen days of cold soak and a spontaneous, wild indigenous yeast ferment, pressed and settled into a high proportion of new French oak barriques for eleven months maturation. This very special site sets the benchmark which inspires the dedicated Nautilus vineyard teams to emulate the excellence of Clay Hills Pinot Noir.
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Case of 6
$359.50
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