Wine number 3 in our Selection Grand Millesime Series: Staindl Pinot Noir 2016


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Selection Grand Millesime wine number 3
Yes, it is from Australia!
I am delighted to offer wine number 3 in our Selection Grand Millesime program. The idea behind the program is to present wines from individual barrels that I have found to be very special. Part of my job is tasting many wines that are still in barrel and those who have done the same will know how different the same wine can taste from different barrels. When I find something that is particularly special I will try to buy the barrel and have the wine bottled exclusively for Grand Millesime.

Not surprisingly, our first Selection Grand Millesime wine was from Burgundy. Number 2 probably came as something of a shock when I announced it was from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Wine 3 is probably going to create more raised eyebrows when I announce that it is from the Mornington Peninsula. Yes, it's an Australian wine!
Staindl bottling The Staindl vineyard was one of the earlier plantings on the Mornington Pensinsula. The first vines were planted in 1982 and these, along with a later planting 12 years ago are used for this wine. The later vines are close planted on low, single cane trellis as you would see in Burgundy. Everything in the vineyard is hand managed and from 2017 the vineyard will be certified biodynamic. Cropping levels are very low at around 1 tonne per acre.
Late last year I tasted through every barrel of Staindl Pinot Noir. My Selection Grand Millesime wine comes from a single two year old Seguin-Moreau barrel with close grain and light toast. The wine was made by Rollo Crittenden and Paul Staindl.
We have a special introductory price for this wine with a 30% saving. The wine is in stock. You can drop in to 21 Toorak Road and grab a bottle to taste.
Staindl Pinot Noir Selection Grand Millesime 2016
Normally $55.00
Special Earlybird Offer $38.50 (Save 30%)
Staindl Pinot label Darren Harris: Medium red. Expansive, aromatic nose of cherry and plum with a cool mint-like lift from the 15% whole bunch. The palate displays spicy notes with red fruits and defined minerality. In the mouth the wine fans out and remains very persistent after swallowing. Quite high in acid providing a fresh note to the layered flavours. Not a typical Aussie Pinot in that the fruit is not big and rich, in fact it is tightly wound. I see a little of the Leroy unfined, unfiltered, stems and restrained power here. Not Richebourg or Musigny of course, but a wine that punches above its weight.
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Solitude Selection GM label

Wine number 2 in the Selection Grand Millesime series
Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape Selection Grand Millesime 2016
Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the great 2016 vintage made in the Burgundian style with 100% whole bunch!

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Darren Harris: A single barrel personal selection solely for Grand Millesime. 100% Grenache from 80 year old vines grown on Gallet Roules from the climat of Beaucoup. 100% full bunch. 3 year old oak. Deep, bright hue. A soaring nose of raspberries, bitter cherry and spice. A note of blood orange and its citric lift. You can sense the complexity and intensity from the use of whole bunches. The palate is just as glorious as the nose. The fruit is perfectly ripe and the wine is multi-layered. The tannins are very fine leaving a sense of balance and none of the heaviness often seen in Chateauneufs with a good percentage of Syrah. Great texture and very long. Stylish and delicious with a lot in common with serious Burgundy. 

750ml Normally $124.95
Special Pre Arrival Price $87.50
1500ml MAGNUM Normally $249.90
Special Pre Arrival Price $175.00
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Bichot Malconsorts

Wine number 1 in the Selection Grand Millesime series
Domaine du Clos Frantin Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les
 Malconsorts Selection Grand Millesime 2015

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