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    By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»
    William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »
    Established 1968 by Word War II flyer Egerton E.S Dennis, on ninety acres of McLaren Flat along the prestigious winegrowing terroirs at Kangarillla Road, the Dennis family pioneered the production of Mead alongside colleague and enthusiast John Maxwell. Dennis initially sold his harvests to some of Australia's most eminent brands before founding his own label in 1971,with the object of converting the high quality fruit into pure, estate made wines. Since establishment, Dennis Wines have collected hundreds of medals at national and international wine shows, twice claiming the revered Bushing King awards for best wine at the McLaren Vale Winemakers Exhibition. A.. Dennis of kangarilla road»
    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.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»

    Pasqua Collezioni Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Montepulciano Abruzzo Italy
    Pasqua have established an enviable reputation for excellence after almost a century of the finest Veneto vintages. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo are enjoyed throughout the world of wine for their food friendly nature, deliciously dry, savoury palate and delicate, affable tannins. Pasqua take the pick of fruit from the choicest Abruzzo vineyards and match the quality of harvest with a minimalist vinification aimed at retaining the character and charm. Match with meats and Italian style recipes, a bliss alongside piquantly seasoned cheeses or well hung game.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $191.00
    Parcels of Montepulciano grapes are harvested off choice sites, planted to calcareous clay soils astride the most scenic, undulating landscapes of Abruzzo. Batches are crushed and treated to a period of cold maceration for optimal extractions of colour and tannin, followed by a traditional vinification at 25°C to 28°C, regularly plunged and pumped over in controlled fermenters. Upon completion, components are sent for a course of malolactic, rackings for clarification and term of bottle age.
    Bright purple red. Aromatic nose of red apples, bramble and glace fruits, anise and elegant spice over a background of coffee licorice notes. A full bodied palate of ripe fruit flavours, blackberries and morello cherries, dark olives, tomato leaf and plum, all seasoned by fragrant spice notes and supported by a length of the gentlest tannins.
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