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Just a few kilometres north of Lowburn, near the windswept shores of frigid Lake Dunstan, atop the parched and laborious terroirs of Central Otago, a high country merino stud between the Amisfield and Parkburn streams was sown to vineyards two decades ago. Grazing country makes magnificent viticulture, the austere alluvial and glacial schist soils now yield the quality of Pinot Noir which has defined Central Otago as the world's most demonstrable marque in full bodied, intensely complex, yet beguilingly seamless Pinot Noir. The challenging terraces which spiral around the fractious knolls of Amisfield Vineyard, sire a sensational range of wines defined by their affable excellence, sound structure and pristine, penetrating varietal fruit... Satiations from the nethermost regions»
An illustrious vineyard winery of great historical import, the Kay Brothers Amery property is planted to sacred vines which can be traced back to cuttings transplanted from the original Hardy site at Tintara. Holding pride of place as one of Mclaren Vale's first commercial vineyards, the winemaking practices at Kay Brothers have remained largely unchanged since establishment in the nineteenth century. An ancient basket press, painted bright red, is still employed to gently crush grapes in the traditional old world way. The exquisite Kay Brothers range remains one of the most sensational values in superior vintages of new world wine, the fruit of distinguished old vines, family operated since establishment, an essential experience for every enthusiast of the timeless and enduring Aussie Claret style... The essence & excellence of old mclaren vale vines»
Planted to a rocky hillock just east of township Clare, Mocandunda is a collaboration of three well seasoned vignerons, the Messrs Heinrich, Ackland and Faulkner. Heinrich grows fruit for a number of the nation's leading labels, Faulkner is one of Clare Valley's most accomplished agronomists, Ackland established the illustrious Mount Horrock Wines. Mocandunda was years in the making, one of the highest altitude terroirs in all Clare Valley, the extended autumns and dry grown vines, encourage a exceptional ripening of grapes, intense with varietal characters, magnificently balanced between natural fruit sugars, acidity and tannin. Mocandunda sell the lion's share of their crop to eminent brands, their harvests have claimed Winestate Trophy and South Australian Wine Of Year. A small cut from the finest pick of Mocandunda.. The craggy copse on valley clare»

Pirramimma Stocks Hill Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Pirramimma has long held an enviable reputation for the quality and consistency of its estate grown Shiraz. A full bodied, concentrated effort displaying great richness in epic McLaren Vale styling, the grapes for this splendid wine are from Stock's Hill, the most elevated vineyard at Pirramimma Estate. A combination of quality fruit and maturation in toasty American oak produce a wine of outstanding complexity and great integrity. Fashioned to be a most enjoyable drink immediately upon release, Stocks Hill will continue to evolve splendidly.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
The soils at Pirramimma vary from sandy, on the rise, to rich dark loam on the flat. Pirramimma's dedication to fine wine making has seen the brand grow consistently over the years and has underpinned a successful expansion into export markets. Pirramimma's comerstone philosophy is to produce wines from grapes grown in its own family estate vineyards, thus ensuring that the highest possible quality standards are met, and that the wines showcase the unique regional characteristics of McLaren Vale. Stocks Hill was treated to maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American oak barrels under the rammed earth barrel cellars of Pirramimma.
Deep red with traces of purple. Bouquet of mulberries and cedar, satsuma plum and licorice. Black cherry, dark chocolate and spice flavours on the palate are integrated with hints of pepper and blueberry, balance by subtle toasted oak. Rich and firmly structured with tannin, fruit and oak in complete harmony.
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