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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
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»
Jack Mann reigns eternal as the greatest winemaker in the history of the Australian west. Jack Mann's son Tony grew up amongst the vineyards of Houghton but took a keener interest in things Cricket. He exelled at both pursuits but is best remembered as the legendary leg spinner Tony Rocket Mann. During his off seasons away from the pitch, Tony would plant parcels of vine alongside his illustruious father Jack and his own young son Robert. The fully grown Robert now makes his own wine, from fruit of the very vines sown by Jack and Tony Mann. Robert learned from his grandfather that great winemaking required a spiritual oneness with nature. The birds and the.. Whence the west was won»

Trentham Estate Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Riverina New South Wales
The cool ripening Pinot Noir is frustratingly difficult to grow even in the most favourable of climes. Consider then, the skill and dedication required to achieve such an immensely satisfying Pinot wine out of four different clones, all grown to sun drenched vineyards on the Riverina. Trentham Estate are well positioned to achieve the quality of wine that's essential for engaging the Pinot Noir enthusiast, filled with aromatic fruit and supported by supple oaken tannins, ideally alongside a rose pink breast of duck or succulent, crispy skinned pork roast.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$215.00
Pinot Noir is often referred to as the noblest of all grape varietals, the essential ingredient to the finest Champagne and great growths of Burgundy. Trentham Estate is vinified from four different clones, grapes of varying colour and tannin, a diverse range of natural fruit flavours, contributing complexity and weight to the final wine. Picked off the finest blocks of Pinot Noir, bunches are destemmed, pumped through a chiller into fermenters and cold soaked for a day or two at 5⁰C. Batches are inoculated, vinified for five days on skins and pressed for a course of maturation, a component is sent for a term in French oak barrels before assemblage into the finished wine.
Bright scarlet colour. A delicate, lifted aroma displaying strawberry and red cherry fruits, mocha and vanilla. The berry characters continue on to the palate, supported by light licorice tannins and subtle oak. The flavours linger on a long, delicate, fruit and spice driven finish. Enjoy with tomato pasta or Asian style chicken, duckling or Atlantic salmon.
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