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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»
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.. 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.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»

Yabby Lake Red Claw Pinot Gris CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio Mornington Victoria
Outstanding quality wines can only be made from the finest fruit, judiciously harvested off closely managed vineyards, planted to the most splendid sites. Inspired by the classic, pure varietal wines of Burgundy and the Rhone, Red Claw are a tribute to the unique terroirs of Mornington, as cultivated by the skills of the eminent Yabby Lake viticultural team. Their collaborative approach and deep commitment to producing the very finest, has crystallized into vintages of the most remarkable wines.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$311.00
For everyone at Yabby Lake, respect for the soil and reverence of the growing season are an essential part of making great wines. The combination of a warm site in a cool region means that Pinot Gris ripens in good order to produce wines of outstanding quality. The favourable microclimes translate into fully ripened fruit harvested to idyllic conditions. Pinot Gris is hand picked and whole bunch pressed. After settling, batches are racked for vinification. Upon completion of ferments, parcels are held on sedimentery lees and stirred fortnightly to build textural palate richness.
Pale straw, greenish hues. Complex aromas, hints of honey and hay, lychees and a touch of spice. The palate leads off beautifully textured and rounded, following through with an array of complex and delicate floral nuances, oranges and sultana, lychee and cut hay notes. Sweet fruit is enhanced by a clean, crisp lingering finish.
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