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Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
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»
The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless.. The alluring case for craven's place»
Established 1853 by George Friedrich Schmidt, who acquired eighteen choice hectares of viticulture at Tanunda along Siegersdorf Road, for the peppercorn price of a pound per acre, Haan endures as one of the Barossa's quietly achieving, arcane old vineyards. Distinguished in the 21st century by a streak of prestigious industry accolades, Australian Wine Producer of Year, Gold Medal and Trophy for Best Blended Red at the illustrious London International Wine & Spirit Competition. Much of Haan's modest production is always retained by the softly spoken estate's most ardent enthusiasts. Shrewd aspirants will also seize the opportunity to retain a case or two of.. Tanunda tradition»

Spring Vale Melrose Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier East Coast Tasmania
Sourced almost entirely off an exciting new vineyard on Tasmania's beatified east coast, a small parcel of wild fermented Pinot Meunier is included for elegance and complexity. Eight different clones are individually husbanded to provide a cornucoppia of flavour and tannin profiles. Melrose has been fashioned to a lighter styling, similar to a well structured Beaujolais Grand Cru, with delicacy and sweet fruit being the key features. An engaging Pinot wine exuding freshly picked strawberry and raspberry fragrances, enhanced by a subtle treatment of fine French oak.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
The Lynne family were amongst the first settlers in Van Diemen's Land. Almost two centuries later, Rodney and Lyn Lyne planted vines on a property called Melrose with the intention of producing world class Pinot Noir. Parcels are inoculated as berries are dispersed through the crusher destemmer, for rapid onset, minimizing skin contacts and avoiding excessive tannin extraction for a lighter style of Pinot Noir. Lactic acid bacteria strains thrive in the warm ferments, enabling early completion of malolactic and softer mouthfeel. Batches are drained after a week and the skins lightly pressed, assembled and racked, sulphured, lightly fined and crossflow filtered.
Medium garnet colour. The nose is packed with red berries and confectionery, an earthy undertone with hints of mushroom and funk due to Pinot Meunier. A juicy, soft, silky palate seals the deal in this early drinking, delicately structured, light to medium bodied Pinot Noir with a plump, juicy middle palate and soft, lingering finish, bright, uncomplicated and delightfully youthful.
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