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There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the Brunello commune of Montalcino. Whole bunches and wild ferments in the like of ancient clay urns, hand plunged in the old world way, appreciatively unfiltered for.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
Crafted from small parcels of single vineyard, Gippsland fruit, treated to the traditional old world regimens of whole bunch and wild yeast ferments. These are a range of new world Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to match the classic Cru La Bourgogne, the cool ripening climes provide the perfect chill to encourage velvet tannins. Home Block Chardonnay, a big burgundian style with weighty palate and outstanding length, driven by powerful orchard fruit complexity, supported by textural and seductive, creamy oak richness. Exclusively Myrtle Point grown Pinot Noir, its bright sassafras, cherry fruit complexity is supported by charming pastoral elegance, a touch of barnyard, French oak sophistication and the soundest structure... All that's good from gippsland »
An illustrious vineyard winery of great historical import, the Kay Brothers Amery property is planted to sacred vines which can be traced back to cuttings transplanted from the original Hardy site at Tintara. Holding pride of place as one of Mclaren Vale's first commercial vineyards, the winemaking practices at Kay Brothers have remained largely unchanged since establishment in the nineteenth century. An ancient basket press, painted bright red, is still employed to gently crush grapes in the traditional old world way. The exquisite Kay Brothers range remains one of the most sensational values in superior vintages of new world wine, the fruit of distinguished old vines, family operated since establishment, an essential experience for every enthusiast of the timeless and enduring Aussie Claret style... The essence & excellence of old mclaren vale vines»

Peter Lehmann Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 CONFIRM 2013 VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
The Cabernet Sauvignon of great Barossa vineyards have received iconic praise from the international wine press since the 1970s, Peter Lehmann is recognised as one of Australia's finest, Robert Parker has called it the world's best Cabernet value. Vintage 1993 won Best Cabernet in the World at the London International. Every year, Peter Lehmann assembles harvests from choice sites into a profoundly structured wine of dark, chocolate berry perfumes and generously flavoured palate, supported by tasteful oak and exquisitely balanced tannins.
Peter Lehmann's wines are crafted with grapes from almost a hundred selected independent growers, some quite small in production, as well as fruit grown to four company owned vineyards. Many of the Lehmann grower families have worked the same properties for five or six generations. These dedicated vignerons tend to hundreds of splendid sites that run the gamut of Barossa Valley. Peter Lehmann retains access to the finest Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit is fermented on skins for seven days. Following pressing, clarification and assemblage, the finished wine is treated to maturation in a combination of French and American oak hogsheads for a year before bottling. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep black centre with a dark red rim. A classic blackcurrant nose, showing Barossa regional definition. A beautifully structured wine with undertones of chocolate and black forest fruits on the palate, it follows through with hints of violet, mint and superb cassis/ currant flavours, finishing satisfyingly firm. A wine of extraordinary velvet richness, voluptuousness and superbly controlled power, the palate is seamless, a delight to sip.
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