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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the.. A better block on hay shed hill»
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»
Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most.. Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»

De Bortoli Riorret Abbey Vineyard Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
The Abbey Vineyard at Tarrawarra, on the corner of Old Healesville Rd and Houghtons Lane, is a specialized, low yielding site which delivers a harvest of the most exquisite Pinot Noir. The choice clone MV6 was planted here in 1993 to highly mineral Humevale silt stones, which contribute to the generosity and balance within the fruit, ultimately the character of the final wine. A stately Yarra Valley Pinot noir of elegance, poise and finesse, endowed with sophisticated perfumes, power and control.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$251.50
De Bortoli are all about a more sustainable approach to viticulture, essentially to produce wines with a sense of place. The focus is on a move towards biological farming. There's also an increasing focus on single vineyard wines. The gentle northeast facing slope across the road from Tarrawarra Abbey is a wonderful, early ripening site, though markedly cooler than much of Yarra Valley, it sires an exquisitely aromatic wine. Grapes are all hand picked and hand sorted to ensure that only the finest fruit is included. Batches are treated to plunges and remontage throughout three wekks of ferment, followed by ten months maturation on fine lees in a mix of seasoned and new oak casks.
Bright scarlet with darker robes. Very pretty black cherry fruit, complex, slightly rustic nose, mocha and spice with hints of strawberry and clove. The palate is powerful with spice, earth and red fruit flavours that build in texture, followed by an elegant finish with with fine powdery tannins.
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