Sourced from some of the oldest vines in the world, original Estate 1860 plantings for the Shiraz and 1927 the Marsanne, these pieces of liquid history have become some of the world's most sought after wine collectables ... exceptional wines with incredibly strong regional provenance that embrace long-term cellaring.
The ‘1860 Vines’ planting was nominated by renowned USA Wine & Spirits magazine as one of the 25 Great Vineyards of the World. The vineyards selected were those where the terroir – the total environment of a place, including soil, climate, aspect, vine and even history “is most clearly perceptible in the wine.”
When initially bottled, the '1927 Vines' Marsanne releases are water white and flavourless with high acidity, then with time the magic happens. “It evolves into a wonderful, textural, mineral wine ... a classic ugly duckling to beautiful swan story.” Alister Purbrick |Winemaker & 4th Generation “The beauty of making the wine this way is that it develops in the bottle very slowly and has long term cellaring potential.”