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Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial pebbles and infused by the minerality of quartz schists, the opportune vines yield a small range of wines, made by environmental purists in the old fashioned way,.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»
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Pirramimma Old Digby Port CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia
For generations Pirramimma have been producing Tawny Ports of immense character and flavour, the Old Digby is a distinguished, thick rich wine artfully crafted from unique Grenache and Shiraz vines grown around the ancient Pirramimma vineyards. Following in the tradition of great Australian aged Tawny Ports, this luscious wine is named after Digby Johnston, responsible for making some of the memorable Pirramimma Ports of the 1950s and 60s. A feast of a wine is Old Digby.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$419.50
Pirramimma holds amazing stocks of priceless old wines that have been racked and cellared with the sleight of hand which only a master of the Portwine genre can command. Incredible winecraft stemming from the trans generational expertise at handling refined and prior use old wood barrels, the batches are only blended and released when the time for each individually aged wine is right, never before. This richly flavoured Old Digby is assembled from stocks of well aged Shiraz and Grenache wines and, fortified with brandy spirit and matured in small oak cask for many years.
Deep, dark tawny hues. Exquisite bouquets, its pungent and earthy, magnificent characters of sweet comfort carrot cake spice, rum dipped tobacco and black cherried black forest. A rich rancio palate, satisfyingly fruity, seamless and smooth, black currants and cherry compote over an immeasurable length of velvet textural richness. An unforgettable experience in Old McLaren Vale Port.
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