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Mount Difficulty are a commune of growers, established 1998 within the elite dress circle of Central Otago vineyards. Propitiously placed around the ancient goldfields of Cromwell Basin, their harvests had long been called upon for bottling under the labels of New Zealand's most conspicuous brands. Launched as a limited release of small batch, single block vintages, the co operative of accomplished growers, has evolved through critical acclaim and word of mouth, into a formidable range of Central Otago, defined by their excellence and exquisite eloquence of.. Venerable vignerons of the very deep south»
There's a vineyard at Moorooduc in upper Mornington, planted to a splendid north facing slope which captures the maximum warmth of sunshine each day. Refreshed after nightfall by the invigorating maritime winds off Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, it's a place of exceptional winegrowing. Populated by ten unique Burgundy clones, this very special block of vine grew the only Pinot Noir ever to claim our nation's highest accolade for great red wines, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. The property continues to yield limited releases of outstanding vintages, it's a place of exacting viticulture and uncompromising pursuit of excellence, cherished by cognoscenti and.. The burgundy clones of mornington»
An illustrious vineyard winery of great historical import, the Kay Brothers Amery property is planted to sacred vines which can be traced back to cuttings transplanted from the original Hardy site at Tintara. Holding pride of place as one of Mclaren Vale's first commercial vineyards, the winemaking practices at Kay Brothers have remained largely unchanged since establishment in the nineteenth century. An ancient basket press, painted bright red, is still employed to gently crush grapes in the traditional old world way. The exquisite Kay Brothers range remains one of the most sensational values in superior vintages of new world wine, the fruit of distinguished.. The essence & excellence of old mclaren vale vines»
William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »

De Bortoli Riorret Abbey Vineyard Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
The Abbey Vineyard at Tarrawarra, on the corner of Old Healesville Rd and Houghtons Lane, is a specialized, low yielding site which delivers a harvest of the most exquisite Pinot Noir. The choice clone MV6 was planted here in 1993 to highly mineral Humevale silt stones, which contribute to the generosity and balance within the fruit, ultimately the character of the final wine. A stately Yarra Valley Pinot noir of elegance, poise and finesse, endowed with sophisticated perfumes, power and control.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$251.50
De Bortoli are all about a more sustainable approach to viticulture, essentially to produce wines with a sense of place. The focus is on a move towards biological farming. There's also an increasing focus on single vineyard wines. The gentle northeast facing slope across the road from Tarrawarra Abbey is a wonderful, early ripening site, though markedly cooler than much of Yarra Valley, it sires an exquisitely aromatic wine. Grapes are all hand picked and hand sorted to ensure that only the finest fruit is included. Batches are treated to plunges and remontage throughout three wekks of ferment, followed by ten months maturation on fine lees in a mix of seasoned and new oak casks.
Bright scarlet with darker robes. Very pretty black cherry fruit, complex, slightly rustic nose, mocha and spice with hints of strawberry and clove. The palate is powerful with spice, earth and red fruit flavours that build in texture, followed by an elegant finish with with fine powdery tannins.
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