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Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT 1.5L MAGNUM 2005
Chianti Classico
Solaia is a southwest facing vineyard of approximately ten hectares at 350 to 400 metres above sea level, planted to rocky limestone soils at the illustrious Tignanello property. Inaugurally released from the 1978 vintage, Solaia is only ever made in the most excellent years, 2005 promised a wine of stylishness and great elegance from the first picking.
$89999each
$10797DOZEN
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Grapes are all hand picked and vinified on skins as separate varietals, treated to a course of pumpovers and délestage throughout the ferments. Upon completion, components are rested for a term of extended macerations, three weeks for Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, a fortnight for Sangiovese. Batches are devatted and transferred to a selection of completely new French oak barriques for spontaneous malolactic. Components are assembled and matured for eighteen months, periodically racked, barrique by barrique, followed by a further year's bottle ageing before release. Alcohol 13.5%
 
Intense ruby red colour. Aromas of ripe berry spice, black pepper, chocolates, coffee and vanilla. Generous, vibrant and balanced palate, supported by a length of sweet, mouthfilling tannins, forward mineral notes, its charming nature and weight of fruit is superbly enhanced by the complexity and finesse.
Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT 1.5L MAGNUM 2007
Chianti Classico
The ancient house of Antinori own and operate one of the most distinguished vineyards in Chianti Classico. Solaia is a wine of massive concentration that's only ever made in the finest years. A super Tuscan cepage of Cabernet Sauvignon with a fifth of Sangiovese and minor portion of Cabernet Franc, from vines grown to an elite ten hectare site within the Mercatale Val di Pesa.
$84999each
$10197DOZEN
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Grapes are carefully selected, ensuring the delivery of perfect bunches to the winery. Harvesting is done strictly by hand and great attention is paid to the vinification. A course of delestage and pumpovers are aimed at preserving the varietal aromas and intense colour. Following completion of ferments at 27C to 31C, parcels are racked and transferred to barriques for malolactic by year's end. Components are matured in new French oak for eighteen months. Individual barrels are closely monitered, the evolution of each is followed to ensure elegance and integration, the best are assembled into the final wine and bottled for a further year of ageing before release. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Intense ruby colour. Fruity, intense arama, sweet with notes of ripe Cabernet achieving a strong individual identity. In the mouth the tannins are soft, gentle and harmonious. Very complex with a solid, full bodied structure, the varietal notes are dominant and work together to indulge the palate with a long and wonderfully persistent finish.
Currently out of stock
Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT 2006
Chianti Classico
A single vineyard, super Tuscan of exceptional concentration, only ever made in the finest vintage years. Solaia is an elite ten hectare site within the Antinori estate at Santa Cristina in the Mercatale Val di Pesa zone of Chianti Classico. A cepage of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a fifth of Sangiovese and minor portion Cabernet Franc, fine grained tannins underpin black fruit flavours and supple new oak.
$38999each
$4677DOZEN
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Particular attention is paid to selection of grapes in the vineyard, only perfect bunches are considered. Harvest is done completely by hand, picking by single hectare plots, according to the vigor of vines. Sangiovese arrives slightly earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc. Great care is applied to ferments and extractions, employing delestage and pumpovers to maintain varietal characters. Vinifications are carried out at temperatures between 27C and 31C, the active musts show great complexity. Upon completion, the wines are racked into new oak barrels for malolactic, assemblage and twelve months maturation, followed by racking, bottling and a further year in bottle. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Intense ruby red colour. Fruity aromas in perfect harmony with the vanilla and chocolate notes of oak. Powerful on the palate with a firm tannic texture, yet remaining smooth before an intense aftertaste of ripe blackberries and cherry fruit, a seemingly endless finish.
Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT 2007
Chianti Classico
Solaia means the sunny one, an elite ten hectare site within the Antinori estate at Santa Cristina, contiguous to the Tenuta Tignanello vineyard which is on the same property, in the Mercatale Val di Pesa zone of Chianti Classico. Antinori first produced a single vineyard, limited release from these vines in 1978. A wine of massive concentration that's only ever made in the finest years, small adjustments were made to the cepage, arriving at an optimal balance of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a fifth of Sangiovese and minor portion of Cabernet Franc.
$38999each
$4677DOZEN
EACH
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Grapes are harvested by hand after a careful selection aimed at retaining only the ripest fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon was macerated for three weeks, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese for a fortnight. Extractions are treated to the greatest care, alternating pumpovers with delestage according to the requirements of each component. Parcels are devatted and transferred to a selection of new French oak barriques for a spontaneous malolactic. Upon completion, the wines are assembled and matured for eighteen months in barriques while being treated to a course of racking. The best barrels are sampled and bottled, to be released after a further year of ageing.
 
Intense ruby red colour. Aromas of ripe fruits and spice, black pepper and chocolate, vanilla and coffee bean. Generous, vibrant and balanced on the palate with sweet, mouthfilling tannins, forward minerally hints, substantial weight and character enhanced by the complexity and finesse. A long, lingering finish, evocative of its terroir, with a profound varietal expression.
Currently out of stock
Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT 2010
Chianti Classico
Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Guild of Vintners in 1385, his direct descendants manage the company's viticultural assets to this day, working closely with growers who have been supplying the firm for generations. Solaia is an elite ten hectare site, yielding a single vineyard wine of exceptional concentration and charisma, only ever made in the finest vintage years. The archetypal super Tuscan, a cepage of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a fifth of Sangiovese and minor portion Cabernet Franc.
$37499each
$4497DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Grapes are carefully selected, ensuring the delivery of perfect bunches to the winery. Harvesting is done strictly by hand and great attention is paid to the vinification. A course of delestage and pumpovers are aimed at preserving the varietal aromas and intense colour. Following completion of ferments at 27C to 31C, parcels are racked and transferred to barriques for malolactic by year's end. Components are matured in new French oak for eighteen months. Individual barrels are closely monitered, the evolution of each is followed to ensure elegance and integration, the best are assembled into the final wine and bottled for a further year of ageing before release.
 
Intense ruby colour. Fruity, intense arama, sweet with notes of ripe Cabernet achieving a strong individual identity. In the mouth the tannins are soft, gentle and harmonious. Very complex with a solid, full bodied structure, the varietal notes are dominant and work together to indulge the palate with a long and wonderfully persistent finish.
Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT 2011
Chianti Classico
A wine of massive concentration that's only ever made in the finest years. A super Tuscan cepage of Cabernet Sauvignon with a fifth of Sangiovese and minor portion of Cabernet Franc, from vines grown to an elite ten hectare site within the Mercatale Val di Pesa of Chianti Classico.
$47999each
$5757DOZEN
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DOZEN
Grapes are harvested by hand after a careful selection aimed at retaining only the ripest fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon was macerated for three weeks, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese for a fortnight. Extractions are treated to the greatest care, alternating pumpovers with delestage according to the requirements of each component. Parcels are devatted and transferred to a selection of new French oak barriques for a spontaneous malolactic. Upon completion, the wines are assembled and matured for eighteen months in barriques while being treated to a course of racking. The best barrels are sampled and bottled, to be released after a further year's ageing.
 
Intense ruby red colour. Aromas of ripe fruits and spice, black pepper and chocolate, vanilla and coffee bean. Generous, vibrant and balanced on the palate with sweet, mouthfilling tannins, forward minerally hints, substantial weight and character enhanced by the complexity and finesse. A long, lingering finish, evocative of its terroir, with a profound varietal expression.
Currently out of stock
Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT 1.5L MAGNUM 2009
Chianti Classico
Tenuta Tignanello was already a large estate with ancient buildings and extensive vineyards in 1892 when it was detailed as one of the highest and most picturesque points in Chianti Classico. The property was once owned by a branch of the Medici and it remains one of the most historically significant super Tuscan blends of Cabernet and Sangiovese.
$24999each
$2997DOZEN
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Tignanello is only ever made from the healthiest fruit grown to the finest vintages. Selection of grapes at time of picking is followed by a further scrutiny after arrival in the winery to include only the finest bunches and cleanest berries. Vinifications are carried out at temperatures between 27C and 31C, retaining maximum varietal character and extracting the most supple tannins. Upon completion, parcels are racked and transferred to a selection of small oak barriques for a completely natural malolactic. Components are then assembled and left to mature for twelve months, periodically racked and regularly sampled, barrel by barrel until bottling and a further year of ageing.
 
Intense ruby red colour. A concentration of aromas ranging from ripe red fruit to complex spice, hints of vanilla and toasty notes for a bouquet of great elegance and persistence. A wine of impact and personality, super ripe Sangiovese fruit characters and supple tannnin structure which deeply bonds the wine to the land where it was born.
Currently out of stock
Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT 2013
Chianti Classico
Antinori's Tenuta Tignanello is situated between the Greve and Pesa valleys, between the little villages of Monteridolfi and Santa Maria a Macerata, thirty kilometres south of Florence. The elite Tignanello site grows Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc. An ancient villa on the property dates back to 1346. In the seventeenth century it was owned by a branch of the Medici family, who named it Fonte dei Medici. Acquired by the Antinoris in the mid 1800s, it is now source to one of the most historically significant wines in Chiant Classico.
$13199each
$1581DOZEN
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Grapes are selectively picked over a course of three weeks between the end of September and early October. Fruit is treated to the highest scrutiny during harvest and again following it's arrival to the wineworks. A regimen of pumpovers with rack and returns is employed throughout the fermentations to retain varietal characters, intense colour and fine tannins. Upon completion, the wines are run off skins and transferred to small oak barrels for a completely natural malolactic before the end of January. Parcels are assembled and aged for a further twelve months in small oak while being racked at regular intervals. A final selection, barrel by barrel, determines the finished wine.
 
Intense ruby red colour. A concentration of complex characters on the bouquet, red fruits and jam accompanied by spice notes, liquorice and vanilla. The palate is distinguished by an elegance fruit, lovely supple tannins and fine textures, all supported by the vibrant acidity of Sangiovese, followed by an extremely long, lingering finish.
Currently out of stock
Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT 375ml 2012
Chianti Classico
The statuesque super Tuscan cepage of Sangiovese, with smaller components of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc. Tignanello is produced exclusively from a vineyard of the same name, a parcel of some forty seven hectares on limestone soils and a southwestern exposure. It was the first Sangiovese wine to be aged in small oak barrels and the first modern Italian wine to include non traditional varieties such as Cabernet. Pointedly, it was among the first red wines of Chianti Classico to be vinified without the inclusion of white grapes.
$5999each
$717DOZEN
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A rigorously selective picking of fruit is conducted amongst the various vineyard parcels and varieties, followed by a further selection of bunches and berries as they arrive at the winery. Ferments are managed with a regimen of pumpovers and delestage at temperatures between 27C and 31C to preserve fragrance and varietal character while extracting the most supple of tannins. Upon completion, the wines are run off skins and transferred to small oak barrels for a completely natural malolactic before the end of January. Parcels are assembled and aged for a further twelve months in small oak while being racked at regular intervals. A final selection, barrel by barrel, determines the final wine.
 
Intense ruby red colour. A concentration of complex characters on the bouquet, red fruits and jam accompanied by spice notes, liquorice and vanilla. The palate is distinguished by an elegance fruit, lovely supple tannins and fine textures, all supported by the vibrant acidity of Sangiovese, followed by an extremely long, lingering finish.
Currently out of stock
Argiano LO IGT Sangiovese Cabernet Merlot 2005
Montalcino
Olive oil figures prominently in the history and culture of Montalcino. The picturesque, undulating slopes of the region were covered by olive groves long before vineyards were ever planted. L'Orciaia is a place where olive oil was stored in earthenware jars. Argiano L'O is the super tuscan cepage of Cabernet and Sangiovese with a fifth of Merlot, assembled from a tapestry of vineyard soils including light sands and limestone to clays and schist, lightly pebbled to hard and stony soils, all contributing bucolic complexity and textural minerality to the wine.
$5299each
$633DOZEN
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The name L'O is evocative of fragrances, the perfume of the land and it's terroir. L'O Sangiovese Cabernet Merlot is crafted to traditional methods with a view to employing state of the art techniques where quality standards are the priority. A collation of parcels from the vineyards of Malafede, Crocino and Cipressaia, beginning September with the early ripening Merlot, finishing early October with the later harvested Cabernet and Sangiovese. Components are crushed and juices vinified for several weeks followed by a course of malolactic to soften the tannins and intergrate fruit characters. Batches are then aged in a selection of French and American oak barriques under the Argiano estate cellars before assemblage.
 
Deep purple colour. Nose of wild fruits, blueberries and blackberry. Medium bodied, the Sangiovese brings earthy, cherry fruit notes to the bouquet followed by a touch of spice and vanilla from the oak. A well structured wine with supple tannins and the long luscious legs of a super Tuscan, exceptionally smooth on a finish of leather notes and tobacco, fine acidity making it perfect for good food.
Currently out of stock
Argiano Non Confunditur IGT 2005
Montalcino
A reference to the Argiano label, Non Confunditur was the motto of the Lovatelli Gaetani d'Aragona family. Fashioned from the conspicuous regional cepage of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, Non Confunditur is fashioned to be ripe and forward drinking, generously flavoured and smoothly integrated, an excellent introduction to the super Tuscan icons of Montalcino.
$2999each
$357DOZEN
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Argiano established it's Montalcino vineyards with a priority to determine the most favourable aspects and climes. Harvest normally begins around the end of September as the earlier ripening Syrah and Merlot are brought to the Argiano wineworks, followed in October by the later cropping Cabernet and Sangiovese. Each of four different varieties are separately vinified to preserve their individual characteristics. Upon completion of ferments, the wines are put to second use French oak barriques and traditional large Slovenian casks for several months maturation, softening the tannins and integrating the fruit, before the final assemblage of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and equal parts Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah.
 
Deep scarlet colour. Aromas of currant and spice, black fruits, chocolate and plum. The palate exhibits exciting power, generous fruit flavours with the inherent sweetness of Merlot acting as a bridge between the firm earthiness of Sangiovese, spicy blackcurrant of Cabernet and warm red fruit of Syrah. Full bodied with soft tannins and long lasting finish.
Bleasdale Frank Potts 2014
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
Frank Potts established the Bleasdale vineyards in 1850, his eponymously labelled wine commemorates a legacy of innovation and resourcefulness. Frank Potts is a Bordeaux styled Cabernet which may contain varying portions of Malbec or Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc or Merlot depending on the performance of vintage. A litany of trophies and gold for the Bleasdale flagship, highly rated in many Jimmy Watson taste offs, Frank Potts has also claimed gold and trophy for best Australian red at the prestigious London International Wine Challenge.
$2699each
$321DOZEN
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Langhorne Creek's founding winery, Bleasdale Estate is today owned and operated by the fifth generation of the Potts family. A cépage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Verdot, the very best parcels grown to Bleasdale's vineyards are reserved for Frank Potts. The essential qualities of this national icon are derived from the precious vines which are mostly flood plain grown, planted to rich, silty soils which provide the nourishments and infuse the fruit. Grape yields may be low but the quality is always superb. Frank Potts is treated to a year's maturation in a combination of new and prior use French oak hogsheads and puncheons, before a light egg white fining.
 
A deep, red/purple coloured wine. Frank Potts explodes with a great perfume. Powerful flavours of blackberry and cassis, chocolates and mint, raspberries and plum, dark cherries and violet, richness and texture, all integrating beautifully with the very subtle French oak, finishing long with a lovely sweet fruit richness.
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