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Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to grow world class wine. Vineyards thusly.. Barriques between the billabongs»
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Port Phillip Estate Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Mornington Victoria
Blessed by the finest microclimes in Mornington, the Port Phillip property is a decidedly cooler suntrap amongst the undulating folds of scenic vistas near Red Hill. There are a mere half hectare of Port Phillip Shiraz vines, fully mature and cosseted with care, they yield the most engaging quality of harvest on the peninsula with each and every vintage. A wine of concentration, brooding fruit and evocative savouryness, the Shiraz of choice to decant and breathe, before service alongside charred meats, crackling pork or Chinese duck.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$221.50
The viticulture at Port Phillip is proudly old fashioned, biological farming systems focus on the health of soil through the use of compost teas, mulches and natural plant conditioners. Grapes are all picked by hand and any questionable bunches are discarded. Shiraz is harvested and treated to a traditional old world vinification in a mix of open top concrete and wooden vessels, a portion of whole bunches are included in the macerations, inoculated to the action of wild indigenous yeasts, for three weeks of ferment. Upon completion, batches are filled to seasoned French oak barriques for spontaneous malolactic and sixteen months maturation, bottled without fining or filtration.
Deeply coloured. Cracked pepper and char, a complex mix of red and black fruits, wet forest, seasoned by charcuterie and lithe spice. The medium weight palate is laden with blackcurrant, mixed dark berry and fleshy plum flavours, a twist of milled pepper and trade spice, audacious, framed by cherry oak and supported by agile tannins, all the way to a long sustained finish.
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