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Great wines from the Great Southern, the nether southwest rump of the continent, which yields the most astonishing quality vintages, both red and white. Castelli are a family of renewable power engineers, who are at their happiest picking grapes off vines. Boutique and very hands on, their efforts have been rewarded by prestigious international accolades, including Royal Perth Trophy for Best Chardonnay, San Francisco and International Wine Challenge Gold for Cabernet Sauvignon, Sydney Blue Gold for Shiraz. Defined by weighty palates, edifying complexity and statuesque grace, the entire range of Castelli represent an inspiring opportunity for immersion into.. Wonderfully winsome whiffs from the west»
Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»
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.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
There are fewer than twenty hectares of Stefano Lubiana vines, overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of Derwent River. Chosen for its felicitious winegrowing aspects, it is a place of scrupulously clean soils, free of any pesticides or manufactured treatments. Insects are welcome here, they are mother nature's endorsement of a holistically biodynamic viticulture. Lubiana is a fifth generation winemaker, one of the apple isle's leading vignerons, he works to an arcane system of seasonal chronometers, governed by cosmic rhythms, the turning of leaves and angle of the moon. His wines are given full indulgence to make themselves. Ferments lie undisturbed and.. Celestial wines from southern climes»

Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Pinot Grigio CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio Geelong Victoria
The higher altitudes of Adelaide and balmy aspects of Bellarine are the pre-eminent Australian microclimes for growing Pinot Grigio. Components from good vineyards have been assembled around a core of estate grown Scotchmans Hill fruit to achieve the consummate Italianate varietal wine in refreshing, new world styling. An intense expression of pear, guava and citrus, fleshy with a mineral backbone. It displays zesty pear and citrus characters, offers great intensity and varietal complexity before lingering on a clean flavoursome finish.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Scotchmans Hill grows suitable grape varieties in appropriate mesoclimates around the more salubrious viticultural districts of Victoria. The estate's wineworks at Geelong boasts an extensive temperature controlled 8000 cubic metre barrel storage room with 900 one to three year old French barriques, Alliers and Nevers, Troncais and Vosges. Great emphasis is placed on the delicate vinification and elevage processes required for complex and balanced wines. Pinot Grigio is sourced from specialised vineyards, trained to yield harvests of exceptional quality Pinot Grigio. The majority of parcels are treated to a closed tank ferment, the balance is vinified in French oak barriques.
Mid straw colour. Lifted nose of nashi pear and honeysuckle, leading to a bath salt perfume and background of ripe fruits. Full and ripe palate with nashi and stonefruits, a mid palate richness with bath salts and honey characters at the finish. The wine is supported by firm acid, a mineral backbone, and has a long, lingering aftertaste.
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