Pipers Brook says, “Our aim for the Pipers Brook Pinot Noir Estate is to capture all the sensual flavours and elegance the variety has to offer, giving a wine with rich concentrated fruit and fine secondary complex characters.”
Winemaker Joe Grilli sees Nebbiolo as “the ultimate winemaking challenge” but when you sample this beautiful 2010 vintage from their top tier Joseph range you’ll see that he’s well and truly surpassed the test!
In this outstanding Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, winemakers Simon Gilbert and Leigh Eldredge used fruit from specific Clare Valley sites that best reflect the characteristics of each variety.
In 1981 Stephen Henschke selected Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills, as a new Henschke vineyard site ? located just 50km from the t Mount Edelstone and Hill of Grace vineyards in the Eden Valley, it produces exceptional wines like this Merlot Cabernet
Fruit for this Cabernet was de-stemmed, cold soaked in an open fermenter and after a long skin contact was pressed into French oak where it underwent malo-lactic fermentation. It was matured for 20 months and received minimal intervention.
This 2011 vintage Vat 9 Shiraz is a blend of Tyrrell’s top vineyards, sourced from the red volcanic soil strip that runs through the Weinkeller, NVC and Short Flat Vineyards, with an average vine age of 50 years.
Yarra Yering make their wines to age and profess that “faithful expression of the vineyard is of paramount importance”. These qualities shine through in this Cabernet Merlot, which at seven years old is still vibrant, but has lovely aged characters.