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Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography, a number of northeast slopes which catch the early sun yet shade the vines from afternoon heat. A natural endowment of rich Jurassic soils which impart wonderful mineral characters and textures into the finished wines... Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»

Poderi Aldo Conterno Granbussia Riserva Barolo DOCG CONFIRM VINTAGE

Nebbiolo Michet Lampia Piedmont Italy
Barolo of the most elite peerage, compiled from the finest Bussia vineyards in Monforte d'Alba, an assemblage of the best parcels Nebbiolo, Lampia and Michet, selectively hand picked off vines planted to limy marl and compact sandy soils on the three great Cru of Colonnello, Cicala and Romirasco. Only ever made from the most spectacular vintage years, treated to a month of warm temperature ferment on skins, followed by several rackings into oak for an extravagant thirty months maturation and several years bottle age under the Aldo Conterno cellars.
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$899.99
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$10799.00
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