Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Growing Region: Martinborough, New Zealand
Chief Winemaker: Roger Parkinson

This single vineyard ‘Block’ Pinot Noir is something special, not just here in New Zealand but on the world stage. Roger had been looking forward to having Pinot Noir vines with sufficient age to merit such designation. The release of this 2014 ‘Lease Block’ Pinot Noir is only the second, and is not resting on the success of the previous vintage, but rightly takes its place and develops on the recognition this label is receiving by those in the know.

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Growing Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia
Chief Winemaker: Craig Isbel

Torbreck has a solid tradition of producing expressive, rich red wines. Though in my opinion the best character of this ‘Woodcutter’s’ Shiraz is the complexity and texture rarely found at this price. The aged dry grown bush vines which provide the succulent ripe fruit for this wine are located across the north-western area of the Barossa Valley, each being carefully hand harvested in late February and into early April 2014.

 

Grape Varietals: 90% Sangiovese & 10% other red varietals
Growing Region: Castellina, Chianti Classico, Italy
Owner / Chief Winemaker: Andrea Cecchi

Last July I had the pleasure to spend a wonderful week with the passionate and talented family and team at Cecchi in the heart of Tuscany. This 'Riserva di Famiglia' (Family Reserve) is one of Cecchi’s most terroir expressive of wine, showcasing all that is special about Tuscany and Sangiovese. The 'Riserva di Famiglia' reflects the Cecchi family’s deep connection and knowledge of this historic Chianti Classico area.

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Chief Winemaker: Craig Stansborough

This ‘Corryton Park’ Cabernet takes its name from a stunning property established over 150 years ago in the southern part of the Barossa Valley near Mount Crawford. Grant had admired Corryton Park since he was a small boy and purchased the property in 1999 to produce a premium Cabernet Sauvignon that has become unrivalled within the region. One of the highest altitude and coolest vineyard sites in the Barossa.