Wine number 3 in our Selection Grand Millesime Series: Staindl Pinot Noir 2016. Last 4 Cases!

 

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Selection Grand Millesime wine number 3: Staindl Pinot Noir 2016
LAST 4 CASES
 
We don't have many Australian wines for sale. But what we do have are rather special...

The 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 created 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 are down to the last 4 Cases. If you wish to try the wine or top up your holdings do not delay!

The wine is in stock. You can drop in to 21 Toorak Road and grab a bottle or two to taste.
Staindl Pinot Noir Selection Grand Millesime 2016
Normally $55.00
Special $44.00
4 Cases left
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.
To view and order the wine on our website click here. 
You may also order by email to luke@grandmillesime.com.au or telephone. 
Cheers,
Darren

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Alvear 1927 PX Halves label

Alvear Pedro Ximinez Solera 1927 (375ml)
98 Points!
Bodegas Alvear was founded in 1729 and to this day remains under the control of the same family. They own 124 hectares of vineyards in the Montilla-Moriles appellation of Spain. Anyone who visits the area recognizes the incredible white soils, which are dominated by chalk/limestone and the key to the great acids these products possess. 
Bodegas Alvear was founded in 1729 and to this day remains under the control of the same family. They own 124 hectares of vineyards in the Montilla-Moriles appellation of Spain. Anyone who visits the area recognizes the incredible white soils, which are dominated by chalk/limestone and the key to the great acids these products possess.
 
Alvear speclialize in Pedro Ximinez, particularly the rich, intense, sweet wine that the grape variety produces. This Pedro Ximinez is a solera wine begun in 1927. Occasionally wine is drawn off and the younger wines stored in the upper parts of the tier of casks are systematically blended with the more mature wine in the casks below.

Robert Parkers's Wine Advocate
(2015): 
The NV Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 is non-vintage, but does have some 1927 material in it. This is totally dark brown/amber with notes of figs, toffee, caramel syrup, molasses and coffee. It is dense, super sweet, intense, rich and an amazingly, unctuously textured, thick beverage to consume slowly and introspectively after a meal. Drink now through 2050, or even longer. 98 Points
Normally $59.50
Special $49.95

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