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Xavier Bizot can make wine anywhere he pleases, he is a Bollinger and grew up amongst the Vignobles Superieurs of Champagne. Bizot has chosen to make wine alongside Brian Croser's family, from grapes harvested off three magnificent sites, on two paradoxically varied terrains. Planted to the salubrious Terra rosa soils atop an invaluable archeological dig at Wrattonbully, rich with the undisturbed fossils of ancient Cenozoic sea animals, Crayeres Vineyard was established right across the road from Tapanappa's illustrious Whalebone. The weather here is astonishingly similar to Bordeaux and makes an awesome Cabernet Franc. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser are also fortunate to take their pick of properties in Adelaide Hills. To wit, Charles (Chilly) Hargrave's distinguished old vines at Summerton and a highly opportune slice.. The twin tales of terre a terre»
There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the Brunello commune of Montalcino. Whole bunches and wild ferments in the like of ancient clay urns, hand plunged in the old world way, appreciatively unfiltered for.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first academically qualified winemaker to take up Clare Valley viticulture in 1949. He had an uncanny intuition for good land and established some of the most illustrious vineyards on the continent. Jim Barry is also a patriarch of the Coonawarra, in pursuit of the perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, he planted vines on the ancient Penola Cricket Oval, preserving the original pavilion for posterity. Jim Barry endures as one of the nation's most distinguished brands, renowned throughout the world of wine for decades of the most remarkable vintages, an evolving range of superior vineyard editions, defined by their penetrating fruit and seamless tannins, essential for every enthusiast of identifiably Australian, claret style Cabernet.. Salient statements from superior sites»

Stefano Lubiana Primavera Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Derwent Tasmania
Primavera gets better every year, Lubiana experiments with wild or cultured yeasts and employs whole bunch ferments where appropriate to create remarkable wines. He is mindful that Great Pinot Noir is never a blockbuster, Primavera opens with engaging bouquets of red floral fruit, the story that follows tells a tale of juicy berries, fine grained tannins and a touch of undergrowth. Inspiring improvements throughout the vintages have been achieved, without compromising the seamlessness and balance of a forward drinking, limited production Pinot Noir in light Beaujolais styling.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$215.50
Vibrant crimson red, purple hues. Engaging aromas of red fruits and a touch of undergrowth, the story that follows tells a tale of juicy ripe fruit, fine grained tannins and lingering natural acidity. Tthe palate shows a neat balance of sweet fruit and ripe savoury tannins. Good Pinot Noir is never a blockbuster, Primavera is always made to be enjoyed in its first flush of youth. Stefano recommends sharing over lunch with smoked meats, pancetta quails or fresh tuna.
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