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l’usine Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017
The blend exhibits darker aromatics of blueberry, raspberry, black pepper, vanilla crème and a slight funk. The entry is refined yet immense with flavors of redcurrant, cherry tart and traces of spice that follow through to the mid-palate. The backbone of acidity and a lengthy finish sets up the wine to age for many years.
Varietal : 100% Pinot Noir
Alchohol : 14.1%
Maturation : Aged 10 months in French Oak, 60% New
Opus One 20100 out of 5(0)
The 2010 vintage will be long remembered as a uniquely demanding year. Mother Nature was capricious and challenging in presenting us with tremendous variability – unseasonably cold days, untimely rainfall, and surprisingly sunny and hot days. While colder than normal, the leaves were able to produce the needed sugar, while the grape berries developed lovely and complex flavor and aroma components. Bud break and flowering were eight days later than the 5-year average. Unexpectedly high temperatures in late August and September allowed the vines to finish the growing season very well. Having left the sufficient number of leaves on the vines so as to have a full canopy, our grapes avoided possible sunburn from this late season heat. The success of the 2010 harvest was assured when we correctly assessed the early maturity of the grapes and had the confidence to pick at the first sight of ripeness. Harvest began on September 23 and succinctly concluded thirty-one days later on October 23.
Aromas of fresh blackberry, rose petals, chocolate and espresso accentuate a profound tapestry of fruity and earthy nuances. Round velvety tannins enrobe a silky texture with a slight touch of minerality. The flavors of dark fruit are enhanced by the well-integrated acidity. The acidity and tannin structure promise a very long life ahead for this wine.
Varietal : Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Merlot 5.5%, Cabernet Franc 5.5%, Petit Verdot 4% and Malbec 1%SKU: OPO01-1000750-RD
Two Eights Cabernet Sauvignon 20170 out of 5(0)
South East Australia
Scented with dark berries and toasty vanilla oak, the palate unfolds with ripe fruit flavours, oak complexity and satisfying tannin.
A full-bodied wine with great depth of flavour, it will complement a range of meat dishes. Ready to drink now but can be cellared over the medium term.SKU: HDP11-1700750-RD
Two Eights Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 20180 out of 5(0)
Enjoy the juicy passionfruit and herbal lift of Sauvignon Blanc complemented by the lively citrus and spice of Semillon. The palate is fresh and well textured and has bright fruit ﬂavours.
Blend of 60% Sauvignon and 40% Sémillon. A refreshing wine to enjoy with friends on a warm summer’s day. To best appreciate the fresh fruit ﬂavours, serve this wine chilled and drink it now, while young and fresh.SKU: HDP12-1800750-WH
Handpicked Regional Selection Pinot Noir 20170 out of 5(0)
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
This wine was made using fruit from Bittern and Tuerong, on the northern lowlands where the soils are sandy loams and clay loams, and vineyards in Red Hill in the hilly centre of the peninsula where there are red volcanic soils.
The first Mornington Peninsula wine in our Regional Selections range, this is a typical Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir with attractive floral notes, fresh berry fruit flavours and soft tannin.SKU: HDP08-1700750-RD
Handpicked Collection Pinot Noir 20160 out of 5(0)
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
The Mornington Peninsula is famous for its Pinot Noir wines and this is a fine example from a great vintage: deep colour, spicy berry aromas, a silky-smooth palate and fine tannin to finish.
Vintage 2016 was marked by warm and dry conditions and the Mornington Peninsula harvest was one of the earliest on record. It arrived in a hurry too, catching some vignerons by surprise; many were picking in early February, about a month earlier than the long-term average. The 2016 wines have excellent colour, flavour and weight.SKU: HDP05-1600750-RD