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Greg Melick embarked on the prodigal road to gambling and booze as a mere teenager, after winning the daily double at Werribee and spending the lot on good red wine. He ultimately returned to the straight and narrow, achieving the rank of ADF Major General, Senior Law Counsel, Master Wine Judge and Officer of Australia AO. Melick now grows his own, he remains besotted with les grands vignobles de Bourgogne, the illustrious Pinot Noir of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. There are few places in the world, more akin to the 1er Grand Cru style of Pinot Noir, than the temperate pastures along Tasmania's River Derwent. It was here in 2002, amongst the woodland idylls of the apple isle, that Melick established Pressing Matters, a meagre four hectares of superior European clones Pinot Noir. Mr Melick has come full circle, this time exchanging his wager in good wine, to win the.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»
At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty Mediterranean braises or char grilled rib... That's perfect for porterhouse»

St Huberts Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
Originally established in the nineteenth century, essentially on the basis of its magnificent wine growing potential, St Hubert remains to this day one of the finest viticultural sites in Yarra Valley. Vines are all managed by hand and the fortuitous mesoclimes yield the finest fruit. The property enjoys a long tradition for splendid Pinot Noir, recent show successes include back to back wins as best Pinot Noir at the Yarra Valley wine show.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$359.00
St Huberts are blessed by the most favourable winegrowing conditions in Yarra Valley. The land is gently sloping, maximizing drainage and preventing vines from getting wet feet, allowing an even spring growth and greater vine balance. The northwest aspect maximises exposure to the sun, vital for slow, even ripening and good acid retention within a cool climate region. Vines are all hand pruned, extremely labour intensive but it achieves harvests of the finest wine grapes. Pinot Noir is hand picked and vinified in small, open fermenters, using whole bunches to add complexity. Upon completion, the finished wine is matured in a selection of new and seasoned, exclusively French oak barriques.
Medium red with crimson hues. Fruit characters of dark cherries and macerated plum, overlayed with earthy, forest floor notes. These are complexed by spicey oak and some stalky aromas from whole bunch inclusion. A lovely example of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir with fleshy cherries and red berries to the palate, medium bodied with a round middle palate and soft velvety tannins. Spicey oak, with a little toast adds length to the finish.
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