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Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to.. Barriques between the billabongs»
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 Cotes du Rhone. 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.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
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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
$359.00
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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