The bouquet is intense, ample and elegant with a hint of honey and wild flowers.
Dry and smooth on the palate with good balance and an exceptionally long finish.
Sublime with one of the following: roast turkey with hazelnut stuffing and a white wine gravy, citrus tarragon braised chicken or fried fish with Moroccan-style herb and Chardonnay sauce.
Wine ageing potential: 8-10 years.
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The fruit from the Gum Emperor vineyard consistently produces a Pinot Noir that is rich and intensely flavoured, a true expression of the vineyards heavy clay soils. Dense aromas and flavours of dark cherry, clove and forest floor earth tones are lifted by notes of violet and rose petal providing a truly complex wine. With careful cellaring and bottle age this wine will develop further opulent layers of savoury and spice notes that will be complemented by velvet mouth-filling tannins.
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Straw coloured. Subtle nuanced citrus fruited nose with oak undertow. Golden Delicious apples, citrus and ripe nectarines. The creaminess of a vanilla bean creme brulee. Delicious juice-making balance of acidity fruit and wood. From February, grapes were hand harvested from selected vineyard blocks and received at cellar, de-stemmed, slightly crushed and pressed. Juice of the individual block selections (some separate and some blended) are temperature control fermented, in stainless steel tanks, with selected yeast strains. Only the best tanks were selected for the final preparation of the blend. Maturation occurred...
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Hand picked and fermented in open top fermenters, the wine was then matured in new and one year old French oak casks (2700L) for 16 months prior to bottling in late May 2012. Bright purple in colour. Fresh savoury spice and lifted red berriy nose with a subtle oak lift. The palate is medium bodied showing soft sweet fruits. The oak enhancing the mid palate which is extended by the fine clean acid structure. A seamless, creamy textured wine in complete balance.
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Hardys VR Pinot Grigio; Wonderfully fruity with notes of fleshy pears and sweet peaches laced with citrus undertones. Enjoy chilled with delicate fish and poultry dishes or try with Asian fusion cuisine.
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