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Beechworth attracts the most artisanal winemakers, the region's rich mineral soils and parched, undulating terrains, breed wines of vigorous flavour, crystalline textures and boney savoury tannins. The first parcel of Crown Land in the region was acquired by Isaac Phillips in 1857, he christened his estate Golden Ball and built a hotel named Honeymooners Inn, servicing miners on their way up the steep trails to the Beechworth goldfields. The old pub remains but the surrounding land has been turned over to viticulture, planted to vine in the nineteen naughties, it produces a quality of wine that's reserved for the nation's most exclusive winelists. Served by savvy sommeliers and savoured by the most discerning patrons, the limited releases of Golden Ball are an essential experience for.. Small batches of beechworth's best»
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 McLaren Vale shiraz; licorice, dark chocolate, savoury firm, ripe tannins, blackberry, positive oak the icing on the cake. Terrific.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »

Riposte Dagger Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia
From Pinot Noir picked off choice vines at Charleston and Gumeracha on the Adelaide Hills. Riposte means a quick comeback, reply or retort, in the sport of fencing it is the term for a swift counter stroke. After more than a decade of confusion about the Tim Knappstein name and eponymous wineworks, Riposte was chosen as the appropriate moniker for Knappstein's comeback label. Pinot Noir clones are treated to a minimalist, hands on vinification in the traditional old world way. The Dagger has been finished to a vibrant and rich, earlier drinking style of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Bright purple scarlet hue. Cherry and spice nose with light tannin, rhubarb and raspberry complexity, a fresh yet complex attack on the senses. Lifted rich fruit and spice parry along the palate to a finish of fine grained tannin and bright acidity. Enjoy in it's youth while the edge is keen, alongside partridge or duck, foie gras or saucisson brioche.
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