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There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley wine... Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily perfumed, in the mouthfillingly muscular Coonawarra way, the Balnaves brand endures in the tradition of world class vintages grown to Terra Rosa soils, enriched by generations of happy and healthy Coonawarra sheep.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»

Delamere Estate Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Pipers River Tasmania
One of Piper River's original vineyards, Delamere have established an enviable reputation amongst enthusiats, for releasing a continuity of profound vintages in Tasmanian Pinot Noir. Not just a home of good wine, the Delamere property is a centre of cultural events, hosting Shakespeare in the Vineyard every March, a celebration of gastronomy, the performing and visual arts. An exclusively single vineyard, Pipers River Pinot Noir, from fruit grown to fully mature vines, to be decanted before service, in the tradition of the world's finest growths.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$245.50
A naturally wholistic approach to agriculture is central to the quality of wines at Delamere, fruit trees and vegetable patches are maintained, chickens and guinea fowl are free to roam. Parcels of Pinot Noir clones D5V12 and MV6 are selectively hand picked off closely planted, dry grown vines on original rootstock, trained to low trellis and cane pruned to vertical shoot positioning. A fastidious degree of vineyard management is applied, to realize the prodution of wonderful wines, achieved through low crop levels and optimal growing conditions. Fruit is transferred into traditional open top fermenters for vinification, followed by a term of maturation in a high proportion of new, Burgundy coopered French oak barriques.
Dark scarlet red colour. Fresh strawberries and caraway nose, rhubarb and forest floor, cherries and apple notes. An ntense black cherry palate, seasoned by earthyness and milled spice, supported by fine grain tannins and framed by new oak, an elegantly structured Pinot Noir that's effusive upon release and destined for a long life. A velvety wine to accompany white meats and game.
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