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    Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk proudly hosts the largest, single holding of Marsanne on the planet. Tahbilk's original rows of Shiraz are commonly cited as one of the great vineyards of the world,.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
    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 Ctes du Rhne. 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 Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
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    Taltarni Vintage Brut CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier Victoria
    The noble cépage of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, finished with the inclusion of parcels from Tasmania's prestigious Clover Hill vineyard, a vintage sparkling of amazing textures and immeasurable palate length. Since inaugural release in 1978, each bottle of Taltarni Brut has been fermented and matured on yeast lees according to Methode traditionelle. Elegant and refined, articulating the sophistication and affable charm which have come to be recognized as the endearing and enduring sparkling Taltarni style.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $275.00
    Taltarni were one of the founding wineries in the new age of the Pyrenees. The original sixty acres of vines were planted by David Hohnen, who later went on to found Cape Mentelle. John Goelet selected Taltarni Vineyards after a worldwide search of the finest winegrowing regions. The chosen site, with its red clay, quartz and sandy loam soils and cool continental climate is idyllic for the production of premium quality sparkling wines. The aim within the vineyard is to increase fruit concentration and flavour intensity whilst retaining superb length and balance of natural acidity. Taltarni is fermented in its own bottle and matured on yeast lees, achieving a final complex and sophisticated sparkling wine style.
    Pale straw hues, fine mousse and persistent bead. A creamy, delicate and refreshing sparkling wine with a lifted bouquet of lemon, honeydew and nougat. The time on yeast lees has achieved a lovely, textured mid palate and a smooth lingering finish, the ideal aperitif, refreshing and clean. A joy with hors d'oeuvres and smart canapes.
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