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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»
Crafted from small parcels of single vineyard, Gippsland fruit, treated to the traditional old world regimens of whole bunch and wild yeast ferments. These are a range of new world Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to match the classic Cru La Bourgogne, the cool ripening climes provide the perfect chill to encourage velvet tannins. Home Block Chardonnay, a big burgundian style with weighty palate and outstanding length, driven by powerful orchard fruit complexity, supported by textural and seductive, creamy oak richness. Exclusively Myrtle Point grown Pinot Noir, its bright sassafras, cherry fruit complexity is supported by charming pastoral elegance, a touch of.. All that's good from gippsland »
Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing.. The wonderful wines of wicks»
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.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

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
$197.00
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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