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Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography, a number of northeast slopes which catch.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland and established a vineyard called Bellvale... Placing pinot amongst the pastures»
A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»

Rosemount Diamond Label Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Merlot
Rosemount work to the philosophy that a quality wine will always be appreciated. They have established a wide variety of vineyard sites around Australia, well positioned to take advantage of the most favourable soil types and mesoclimes. Diamond Label has remained a staple around bistrot tables across Australia for decades. Everyone can appreciate the consistency of quality, seamless palate structure and lively fruit. A stylish Cabernet Merlot, delightfully smooth, displaying all the easy drinking qualities which have made Diamond Label so popular.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$185.00
A baronial winemaking estate with a long tradition of memorable vintages, Rosemount once claimed the Royal Melbourne Jimmy Watson Trophy for Cabernet Merlot. State of the art plant and equipment are essential, but a traditionalist approach to winemaking is at the heart of Diamond Label. From modern rotary fermenters to computer monitored temperature control, Rosemount have the finest facilities at their disposal. The technology however does not preclude old world winemaking techniques such as natural yeast inoculation and barrel fermentation. Following a cold soak maceration and vinification, components of Diamond Label are treated to maturation under a selection of fine oak.
Bright plum red with vibrant purple hues. An impressive, complex nose with aromas of violets, plum and blackberry melding with hints of oak. A palate full of generous, dark fruit flavours complimented by touches of spice and delicate background oak. A smoothly textured Cabernet with the structure and weight of fruit to match with char grilled scotch fillet and truffle mash.
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