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Planted to a steep north facing slope, under the shades of an ancient sawmill, very near the estuaries Mersey and Don, the measured yields of an elite little vineyard are hand picked for vinification by the illustrious Josef Chromy wineworks at Relbia. Highly specialised with the effusive sparkling styles and aromatic whites, winners Winestate Alternative Varietal of Year, the barriques of Barringwood are percolating parcels of Pinot Noir, which are setting a benchmark for the artisanal boutique estates of Devonport and greater Launceston. Barringwood are grown within a unique mesoclime, the longest growing season in Tasmania, each bottle is remarkable for its.. Ardour of affection on the apple isle»
The story of Langmeil begins with early Barossa settlement, planted to Shiraz by Christian Auricht in the 1840s, the estate vineyards were restored by the Lindner and Bitter families during the 1990s. Some of Herr Auricht's original plantings are still in production, three and a half priceless acres of gnarled, dry grown vines which provided the cuttings for much of Langmeil's refurbished heirloom parcels. A princely range of old, to very old single vineyard wines, delineated by the eloquence of each unique site, defined by the provenance of history and pioneer folklore. Saved from the ravages of time by the hand of providence and generations of dedicated.. The legacy landscapes of langmeil»
Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Established 1908, Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels. The tradition began 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen, made the journey to take up an apprenticeship at the John Riddoch wineworks and to labour amongst Coonawarra's founding vineyards. Bill Redman's earliest vintages were sold off to other companies but it was not until 1952 that the Redman family released their own wines under the moniker Rouge Homme. Redman was finally branded under its own label in 1966, it remains one of the most enduring marques in Coonawarra. Husbanded by the 4th generation, parcels from the.. The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»

Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sangiovese King Valley Victoria
Pizzini operate vineyards on the gently undulating slopes and terrace flats of King Valley which lead down to the river. Wine impresario Gary Crittenden was instrumental in assisting Alfred Pizzini to source their Sangiovese rootstock. Pizzini are all about showing the robust yet approachable side of Sangiovese, it's made for drinking day or night. The palate is classic Sangiovese in that it bursts to life with vibrant, crunchy cherry flavour and delivers just enough savoury tannin to get the appetite firing. Match it with fine Italian cuisine and piquant Asian faire.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$323.00
Alfred and Katrina Pizzini's vision was to establish a winery which can deliver fine Italian varietal wines within the context of King Valley. Sangiovese is one of the more tannic, firmly structured Italian red varietals. It has indeed found familiar surrounds and a happy new home in the elevated aspects of Victoria's King Valley. Since planting their first Sangiovese vines, Pizzini have introduced seven new clones to seven vineyards, which translates into better wines. Identifying unique sites which are favourable to Sangiovese and determining the specific clones to match the terroir are critical. Vines are trained to encourage the fruit to reach full physiological ripeness and flavour maturity with a balance of tannins.
Dark garnet red hue. Vibrant and fresh nose with lifted plums and spice, cherry and ripe red berries before herbal and savoury characters over delicate background oak. A smoky streak with bracken, woody spices and fresh, earthy complexity. The palate offers lovely chalky tannins that line the mouth with fresh, vibrant acidity. Persistent flavours of plum, spiced cherries and earthy tones continue to the lingering, clean and balanced finish.
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