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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 wine... Sociable soils make for healthy vine»

Riposte Cutlass Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia
One of the highest Shiraz vineyards near Lobethal in Adelaide Hills, planted to a gentle north facing slope for maximum sunlight exposure. Grapes are treated to a slightly artisanal winemaking, parts of the harvest are separately vinified as a mixture of whole bunches, crushed berries and whole fruit, moved to a selection of French oak barriques for a timely course of age before assembling into the final cuvée. An attractive carbonic lift and soft, textural palate, laden with red berry flavours and juicy dark plum fruits, redolent with the whole bunch derived perfumes and lithe tannin spice.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$167.50
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