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Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's resplendent range of wines are complimented by sweet oak and gripping tannins, culminating in vintages of extraordinary flavour and exquisite.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
Planted to a rocky hillock just east of township Clare, Mocandunda is a collaboration of three well seasoned vignerons, the Messrs Heinrich, Ackland and Faulkner. Heinrich grows fruit for a number of the nation's leading labels, Faulkner is one of Clare Valley's most accomplished agronomists, Ackland established the illustrious Mount Horrock Wines. Mocandunda was years in the making, one of the highest altitude terroirs in all Clare Valley, the extended autumns and dry grown vines, encourage a exceptional ripening of grapes, intense with varietal characters, magnificently balanced between natural fruit sugars, acidity and tannin. Mocandunda sell the lion's share of their crop to eminent brands, their harvests have claimed Winestate Trophy and South Australian Wine Of Year. A small cut from the finest pick of Mocandunda fruit is reserved for the estate's own label. Originally.. The craggy copse on valley clare»

Riposte Sabre Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia
En garde! The illustrious Tim Knappstein has returned with the cut and thrust of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir. Knappstein hails from a long lineage of great winemakers, he was the first to plant vines at Lenswood in 1981. He still lives amongst the undulating aspects of Adelaide Hills and works with the most dedicated growers. Knappstein has accumulated the experience and skill to put all his efforts to bear on any style of his choosing. Pinot Noir is sourced from some of the eldest and most distinguished sites in the premiere precincts of Lenswood and Piccadilly.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$203.50
Of great interest to Knappstein is the spread of ripening between newer clones Pinot Noir, 777, 114 & 115, as opposed to the established MV6, D4V2 and D5V12. The newer clones ripen earlier and are better suited to the cooler, higher aspects of Adelaide Hills. The Knappstein team work closely with growers to produce moderate yields of superior quality fruit, well exposed to sunlight for optimal development of colour, flavour and tannins. The Sabre is made in small batches, all parcels are cold soaked and hand plunged in traditional open fermenters, treated to full malolactic and ten months maturation in a mix of seasoned and new French oak barriques, followed by a minimal filtration.
Scarlet purple colour. A substantive nose of ripe red berry fragrances, garden vegetable, barnyard and game. An opulent palate of earthy dark fruit flavours, currants and black cherry, tomato leaf and piquant bucolic characters, supported by a fine length of firm yet malleable tannins, sheathed within a an inseparable frame of sassafras oak, all providing balance and structure.
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