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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 Brunello commune of Montalcino. Whole bunches and wild ferments in the like of ancient clay urns, hand plunged in the old world way, appreciatively unfiltered for a tasteful measure of sauvage. Aficianados of small.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
There are fewer than twenty hectares of Stefano Lubiana vines, overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of Derwent River. Chosen for its felicitious winegrowing aspects, it is a place of scrupulously clean soils, free of any pesticides or manufactured treatments. Insects are welcome here, they are mother nature's endorsement of a holistically biodynamic viticulture. Lubiana is a fifth generation winemaker, one of the apple isle's leading vignerons, he works to an arcane system of seasonal chronometers, governed by cosmic rhythms, the turning of leaves and angle of the moon. His wines are given full indulgence to make themselves. Ferments lie undisturbed and movements to barrel are led by gravity. A peerless expression of vintage, an orphic approach to the winemaker's art, a humbling eloquence of our southernmost.. Celestial wines from southern climes»

Yarra Yering Dry Red No2 CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Mataro Viognier Marsanne Yarra Valley Victoria
Yarra Yering are profound, intelligently made wines, the classic Claret style, five decades of the most memorable editions, new world classics offering the greatest finesse, profound richness of fruit and impeccable structure. After a few years of trials and tribulations to achieve the ultimate construct, Dr. Carrodus settled on a mostly Shiraz Cuvée with judicious inclusions of Mataro, Viognier and Marsanne. A wine of great clarity and depth, articulating clearly the excellence of terroir and artisanal approach to winemaking at the hamlet of Gruyere.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$509.50
Vines are pruned to yield no more than two tons to the acre. Founder Dr. Carrodus always aimed for a consistency of quality through a program of obtaining optimal ripeness of fruit each year. The dry farmed vines are hand harvested into small plastic buckets. Vinification begins within two hours of picking, as fruit is passed through an antique Amos crusher and destemmer, into specially designed one ton stainless steel lined fermenters. Approximately a third of components are kept on skins for three weeks maceration before being transferred to barrel for ferments. Dry Red No.2 is matured in nothing less than the finest quality, exclusively French oak barrels.
Deep ruby colour. Attractive vanilla cedar nose, red and black fruits, dried herb and scorched earth notes. A deeply structured palate, heavily laden with enticing fruit flavours, blackcurrants, olive and mint against a background of warm French oak. The structure and tannin balance are magnificent, bramble berries and dark fruit flavours linger on the seemingly endless finish.
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