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Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
Great wines from the Great Southern, the nether southwest rump of the continent, which yields the most astonishing quality vintages, both red and white. Castelli are a family of renewable power engineers, who are at their happiest picking grapes off vines. Boutique and very hands on, their efforts have been rewarded by prestigious international accolades, including Royal Perth Trophy for Best Chardonnay, San Francisco and International Wine Challenge Gold for Cabernet Sauvignon, Sydney Blue Gold for Shiraz. Defined by weighty palates, edifying complexity and statuesque grace, the entire range of Castelli represent an inspiring opportunity for immersion into the chiselled and strapping, stately Great Southern styling... Wonderfully winsome whiffs from the west»

Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Gris CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio Marlborough New Zealand
Nautilus retain some of the finest Pinot Gris vines in Marlborough. Their award winning team are highly specialized at handling small batches of this esoteric old world varietal and are well versed at crafting a recognizably Marlborough expression of Pinot Gris. Drawing inspiration from the great growths of Alsace, Nautilus take aim at creating a generously complex yet refreshingly dry style, expressing fully the effusive aromaticness of Marlborough, while exhibiting the textural sensuality that's so essential of truly fine Pinot Gris.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$191.50
Grapes are all hand picked throughout the cool of early morning, off the Nautilus estate River Vineyard in Awatere Valley at the southern end of Marlborough. It's all hands to the pumps and shoulders to the presses as the team work hard to capture the articulate varietal richness of Marlborough Pinot Gris. Whole bunches are gently pressed before being inoculated with aromatic yeasts for a cool vinification, with a view to preserving the viatl characters of fully ripened grapes on the vine. A small portion may be treated to barrel ferments in seasoned oak, the remainder is held on sedimentery yeast lees for three months, infusing the palate with textural creamyness and contributing wonderful complexity.
Pale straw hue. A fragrant aroma of pears and jasmine spice, bright, ripe, white fleshy stonefruit over apples and pine kernel. The palate is medium bodied and beautifully textured, ample fruit, balance with concentration, orange blossom and mineral nut characters continue toward a soft, dry and lingering finish.
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