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Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the property and relaunched a softly spoken range of the most exquisite wines. Aspirants of the blue blooded styles from Margaret River will be delighted, redolent reds which bloom with berries and violet cassis, powerfully structured whites with substantial palates and crystalline fruit, chiselled and refined, the.. A better block on hay shed hill»
Much of the prized harvests from the Hugo family property are destined for Australia's most esteemed brands, the best parcels however, are reserved and released under the Hugo label. Consistency of quality from vintage to vintage is the objective, making wine from the pick of estate grown fruit makes it a reality. A precious component of low cropped, dry grown old vines fruit, greatly enhances the depth of flavour and overall complexity. A Shiraz of opulence and finesse, opaque and textural, in the style of McLaren Vale's most outstanding vintages, Gold Medals Winner Royal Adelaide & Australian Small Winemakers Show, have your Hugo alongside standing rib, at a very value.. Headline harvests of hugo»

Port Phillip Estate Port Phillip Red Hill Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
Mornington's most intrepid winemaker, Sandro Mosele deals only with the most exceptional sites and finest fruit. He knows the Peninsula better than anybody, his meticulously managed viticultural program produces low yields of the highest quality Pinot Noir, endowed with gossamer tannins and an intensity of flavour, to be artisanally crafted into regional benchmarks. A multi layered savoury, bucolic style of Mornington Pinot Noir, unfiltered yet refined, to accompany polenta quail, rare juicy duck or pink tournedoes of fresh salmon.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$221.50
Port Phillip Estate is located at Red Hill on Mornington Peninsula. The maritime climes and southerly latitude, combined with deep red loam soils are ideal for cool climate viticulture. The vineyard is set within a sheltered natural amphitheatre, north and northeast facing slopes provide excellent drainage and exposure to sunlight. Exclusively single vineyard Pinot Noir, clones MV6, G5V15 are picked off mature vines trained to trellis vertical shoot positioning. Grapes are completely destemmed and vinified in open vats without any yeast inoculation, for up to three weeks, followed by completion of malolactic. The finished wine is treated to a year in a selection of new and prior use French oak barrels.
Intense magenta/ cherry red colour, youthful purple hues at the rim. Bright, clean red fruit nose, strawberry and cherries, red currants and a reddish earthiness over a base of forest floor and dried pine needle. The palate is robust and lively with relatively low alcohol levels, firm acidity and vibrant varietal red fruits. Spice notes and a lively tannin profile draw the appropriately ripe palate out to length.
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