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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.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
Torbreck of Barossa are one of Australia's great export brands, synonymous with luxury and excellence throughout the world of wine. Crafted from the fruit of old and ancient vineyards, the opulence and exclusivity of Torbreck's painfully limited production challenge the primacy of Grange. Established by a share cropper in the 1990s, its precious range has risen to the status of First Growth amongst the community of ardent international advocates. Woodcutter is the entry level, assembled from parcels which may have been destined for some of the brand's lofty icons, an essential experience for all enthusiasts of compelling Barossa Shiraz... Chew a chop of woodcutter's wine»
Crafted from small parcels of single vineyard, Gippsland fruit, treated to the traditional old world regimens of whole bunch and wild yeast ferments. These are a range of new world Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to match the classic Cru La Bourgogne, the cool ripening climes provide the perfect chill to encourage velvet tannins. Home Block Chardonnay, a big burgundian style with weighty palate and outstanding length, driven by powerful orchard fruit complexity, supported by textural and seductive, creamy oak richness. Exclusively Myrtle Point grown Pinot Noir, its bright sassafras, cherry fruit complexity is supported by charming pastoral elegance, a touch of.. All that's good from gippsland »
Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»

dArenberg Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Chambourcin CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chambourcin McLaren Vale South Australia
From parcels of Chambourcin grapes, hand picked off a block of vine that's surrounded by a growth of peppermint gum trees. Traditionally, Peppermint Paddock has always been difficult to cultivate and vines have struggled. Unfazed by the challenging microclime, Chambourcin has thrived. A unique hybrid grape that's known for its robustness, the Chambourcin vines of Peppermint Paddock are often left unirrigated, quite happy to perform on their own, dry grown rootstock. An astonishing amount of flavour, exquisitely balanced, a truly mesmerising effervescent red wine.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$335.00
Looking out from d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, Peppermint Paddock slopes south down the hillside. Chester d'Arenberg thought that Chambourcin, would work well on the lean soils and replanted the site in 1989. Each batch of fruit is gently crushed to retain as many whole berries as possible. The musts are transferred to open fermenters where the skins are permanently submerged. Batches are vinified for up to a fortnight without any plunging or pumpovers. Ferments are treated to a session of foot treading and basket pressed. A portion of vintage fortified Shiraz is included in the final assemblage to add richness, to infuse the palate with plum chocolate complexity and contribute a measure of pepper spice.
Deep vibrant crimson purple mousse, a fine persistent bead. Freshly crushed grape nose, lifted aromas are dominated by a full range of summer pudding notes, sarsaparilla, blackcurrant leaf and boysenberry jam. Refreshing medium bodied palate, juicy raspberry and mulberry flavours. A wine of extraordinary length, rich sweet flavours and gorgeous, chewy tannins.
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