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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 Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Established 1976, Clairault are one of the pioneering estates on Margaret River. A tastefully limited range, from elite vineyards within the very dress circle of prestigious wineries at the heart of Margaret River's most illustrious precincts, Wilyabrup, Yallingup and Karridale. These are the dearest winegrowing terroirs in the Australian west, a place of auspicious soils and stimulating climes, the motherlode of environmentals which yield the most august vintages on the continent. The team at Clairault take a decidedly pastoral approach, biodynamically grown and environmentally sound, a sanctuary to native flora and fauna, their vineyards are managed to a completely natural agriculture. So exclusive are the wines of Clairault, that they can be hard to find, released in measured.. The kindly cabernet of clairault»

Riposte Dagger Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia
From Pinot Noir picked off choice vines at Charleston and Gumeracha on the Adelaide Hills. Riposte means a quick comeback, reply or retort, in the sport of fencing it is the term for a swift counter stroke. After more than a decade of confusion about the Tim Knappstein name and eponymous wineworks, Riposte was chosen as the appropriate moniker for Knappstein's comeback label. Pinot Noir clones are treated to a minimalist, hands on vinification in the traditional old world way. The Dagger has been finished to a vibrant and rich, earlier drinking style of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Bright purple scarlet hue. Cherry and spice nose with light tannin, rhubarb and raspberry complexity, a fresh yet complex attack on the senses. Lifted rich fruit and spice parry along the palate to a finish of fine grained tannin and bright acidity. Enjoy in it's youth while the edge is keen, alongside partridge or duck, foie gras or saucisson brioche.
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