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Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast,.. Land of the fallen giants»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»
Originally formulated by John Charles Brown OBE in 1954 and crafted to this very day in the exact same manner, Brown Brothers flagship icon endures as one of the nation's most distinguished single vineyard wines. Mondeuse plantings were brought to Australia in the early 1900s by the legendary Francois de Castella of St Hubert fame, they have remained the most precious parcel of Brown Brothers heirloom vines since the 1920s. At Milawa, Mondeuse translates into an inky, deeply tannic wine, it forms synergies with the sweet fruit plumpness of Shiraz and statuesque elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon to coalesce into a rich, opulent style of eloquence and structure... The brown brothers most closely guarded secret»
There are but two winemakers who can lay claim to a staggering four Jimmy Watson Trophy victories. Wolf Blass was the man behind the label. John Glaetzer was the man behind Wolf Blass. While working for Wolf, Glaetzer was moonlighting on his own brand, applying the same extravagance of technique to the pick of Langhorne Creek fruit. Perfection in the form of black bramble fruit, muscular yet affable tannins, all framed by the luxury of ebony oak. Aspirants of the great Black Blass Label fables of 1974, 1975 and 1976, are privately advised to avail themselves of John's Blend, Cabernet or Shiraz. Crafted from the same parcels, in the same way, by the same hands,.. Timeless mystique of langhorne creek»

Yabby Lake Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
It is while grapes are still growing on the vine that great vintages are made, the focus at Yabby Lake is to translate the fruit into a wine without any distortion. Yabby Lake are renowned for their splendid intensity and exquisite balance, speaking clearly of terroir and of clime, it's all about expression over impression. Engagingly complex with immense depth of character, the palate is powerfully structured, laden with impenetrably dark berry fruit flavous, lined with silky textures and driven by amazing persistence.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$329.50
The viticulture at Yabby Lake is all about realizing minimal harvests of small bunches and tiny berries, more quality and just a little less quantity. Pinot Noir clones MV6, G5V15 and DV24, from Blocks 1, 2, 5 and 6, grown to the sandy clay loams of Yabbly Lake Vineyard at Tuerong. Grapes are hand picked, hand sorted and destemmed into traditional open top oak fermenters, a fifth is included as whole bunches. Vinifications are hand plunged up to three times daily as temperatures peak at 32ÂșC, batches are pressed off skins after a fortnight of ferments into a selection of 500 litre French oak puncheons for completion of malolactic and eleven months maturation.
Great depth of colour. Ripe black cherry, dark forest berries and asian spice with perfumed oak aromas. The palate displays a complex array of ripe small berry characters and spicy oak. Yabby Lake has excellent density, concentration and pin point balance. It is the texture and mouthfeel of this wine that is most exciting, rich and velvety with intense varietal fruit flavours and a powerful long finish.
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