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There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most profoundly structured, intensely focused, yet softly spoken range of wines. Powerful yet disciplined Cabernet, generously.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»

Prunotto Dolcetto DAlba DOC CONFIRM VINTAGE

Dolcetto Piedmont Italy
The key to the enduring succes of Prunotto has been selection of site, the vineyards themselves have always been central to the quality of wine. Dolcetto means little sweetie, named for its fruitiness, it makes a structured wine of dimensional savouryness and judicious tannins when grown to the bucolic surrounds of Alba. An assemblage of fruit picked off elite vineyards in the ancient townships of Treiso and Barbaresco, Alba and Monforte d’Alba, a mouth filling red wine with substantive palate to match mushroom and meatball recipes, grills or braised game.
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Case of 12
$275.00
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