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The very first blocks of vine planted at Scotchmans Hill, are now in their fourth decade. Set aside for bottling as a range of limited release, single vineyard wines, they represent the first growth of viticulture from the fertile crescent of Port Phillip's western shore. Crafted to traditional old world techniques, very similar to the great Crus of la Bourgogne, they afford the true enthusiast an opportunity to engage with the decadent delights of the greater Geelong, as sampled alongside Gruyere, game and the finest gourmandise... All the best from scotchmans hill»
Born and bred, 6th generation winemaker Damien Tscharke grew up amongst the vines at Seppeltsfield, while attending Marananga Primary and Nuriootpa High. Gnadenfrei is the oldest vineyard within the Tscharke family estate portfolio, established over seventy years ago by Damien Tscharke's grandfather, the terroir and clime yield an exceptional quality of Shiraz. A seamlessly structured style, driven by fruit and kept vital by rich, cherry filled acidity. Show stopper this week... Superior value in old village barossa shiraz»
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»
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.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»

TarraWarra Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
The vision at TarraWarra has always been to produce wines of integrity amidst a pristine location of pastoral charm. It was a vision meant to be shared and TarraWarra can be proud of an engaging quality Pinot Noir that consistently receives widespread acclaim from enthusiasts and the national wine show circuit. Crafted with the same care and attention to detail as the estate flagship Reserve, parcels of Pinot Noir are hand picked and treated to a Burgundian style vinification, including cold maceration, malolactic and extravagant oak barrel ferments.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$311.00
Pinot Noir clones MV6 and 114, 115 and DSV12 are all hand picked across several blocks on the TarraWarra property, off vines up to thirty years of age, grown to high north facing slopes where they can enjoy maximize exposure to the hours of sunshine. Northerly winds from Long Gully provide good air flow and favourable micro climes. Grapes are given ten days skin contact for optimal extraction followed by five days wild indigenous yeast vinification and completion of malolactic. The finished wine is aged in a mix of seasoned and new French oak 225L barrique and 500L puncheons by Francois Freres, Mercurey, Dargaud et Jaegle and Sirugue.
Vibrant raspberry colour. Cherry, dark berry and spice aromas, all the primary fruit characters of violets, sasafras and cherry showing through on the nose. The palate is fully flavoured with black cherry and red currant fruit flavours under a sprinkle of cool climate spice. There's an evenness and structure to the wine, as it's savoury, earthy, yet vibrant palate receives support from a backbone of refined tannins and balanced acidity.
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