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Clonakilla are one of our nation's most eminent vineyard wineries, a tiny production operation, established by a CSIRO scientist at Murrumbateman, very near Canberra. It turned out to be a fortuitous planting, with a climate not dissimilar to Bordeaux and northern Rhone, the Clonakilla property now occupies a rank next to the mighty Grange on the prestigious Exceptional Langtons Classification, it yields vintages of Australia's most invaluable Shiraz. At $26.99, the estate's entry level belies its stature and excellence within the pantheon of great Australian wine, an essential experience this week for all enthusiasts, a canny choice for shrewd and judicious aspirants of elite new world Shiraz... Here's what our most picky pundits prefer»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent the Grand Cru of identifiably terroir driven, small vineyard Australian Shiraz... The likely lads of drummond's lane»

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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