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Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the Brunello commune of Montalcino. Whole bunches and wild ferments in the like of ancient clay urns, hand plunged in the old world way, appreciatively unfiltered for.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
The sensational vintages of St John's Road were generations in the making, the fruit of grand old vineyards and the progeny of families which have tilled Barossa soil since early settlement. The landed gentry along St John's Road represent a heritage of the most distinguished names in Australian viticulture, Lehmann and Lienert, Zander, Kalleske and Schutz. With each vintage, they earmark small parcels of the most exceptional Barossa fruit, to be treated to a course of traditional open ferments and term of age in the finest French oak. Bearing such pious Lutheran monikers as Prayer Garden and Resurrection Vineyard, these sacred sites are planted to some of the oldest clones in the world. St John's Road, you'll be drinking the very.. Brought to you by barossa born & bred»

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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