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Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the great historical wineworks at Penfolds Magill. He honed his craft as viticulturalist and vigneron amongst the illustrious wineries of old McLaren Vale. In the 1990s, Nugent planted new vines at Woodside along Bird In Hand Road, on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils and magnificent mesoclimes for stellar quality Adelaide Hills wine. Bird In Hand have since amassed a breathtaking tally of international accolades for the unrivalled excellence of their superlative vintages, wonderfully small batch releases, with the magnificence of structure, seamlessness and immaculacy of fruit, to enthuse curio and cognescenti alike... Vivid vintages from the tailings of adelaide hills»

Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria
Sourced exclusively off the unirrigated eight acre block, established 1973 at the western extremity of Yarra Yering. Cool climate new world Shiraz starts here. A high inclusion of stalks and whole bunches are added back to the traditional half tonne open tea chest fermenters to lend juiciness plus extra cut and persistent tannins to the sweeping finish. Basket pressed and aged eighteen months in a high proportion of new French oak. A slight westerly aspect and propitious clay soils yield a wine that's a perfect foil for the feminine Dry Red No.2
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$539.50
Deep garnet red. Heady plum fruits and pretty violet aromatics interlaced with liquorice spice and hint of cracked pepper. Blood plums and cigar oak with a violet floral lift from the inclusion of stalk during fermentation. The heavier clay based soils make a wine of dark fruits and spice, chewy tannins creating the framework in support of savouryness and fruit.
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