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An ongoing resurrection of some fabulous old vines, a distinguished Blewitt Springs site and a range of the most spectacular McLaren Vale wines. When Kelly and Bondar acquired Rayner Vineyard in 2013, they knew that everything depended on the management of site and soil to achieve the excellence of wine they had in mind. The most fastidious husbanding regimens and a tightly scheduled evolution towards organic viticulture, the propitious Rayner vines have never yielded finer harvests, all translating into a tour de force across the entire Bondar range. Salient quality and penurious pricing make for a compelling mix. Old vines grown to salubrious soils, the.. Model mclaren macerations»
Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»
Kalleske are one of our nation's most distinguished winegrower families, Barossa through and through, heirs to the tradition of Prussian pastoralists who established South Australia as one of the world's great viticultural precincts. The family Kalleske were the quiet achievers behind the stellar quality of fruit, at the heart of the most memorable vintages Penfolds Grange. Old sites and ancient vines, a tally of which have been branded under the Atze's Corner label, a regal range of stately Barossa wines, irresistibly underpriced in terms of provenance, excellence and sheer delight. Spectacular bouquets, redolent of freshness, fragrance and fruit,.. Small batches of the barossa's very best»
Jack Mann reigns eternal as the greatest winemaker in the history of the Australian west. Jack Mann's son Tony grew up amongst the vineyards of Houghton but took a keener interest in things Cricket. He exelled at both pursuits but is best remembered as the legendary leg spinner Tony Rocket Mann. During his off seasons away from the pitch, Tony would plant parcels of vine alongside his illustruious father Jack and his own young son Robert. The fully grown Robert now makes his own wine, from fruit of the very vines sown by Jack and Tony Mann. Robert learned from his grandfather that great winemaking required a spiritual oneness with nature. The birds and the.. Whence the west was won»

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
$239.00
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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