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2016 Faiveley Releases

faiveley cellar

The highly anticipated 2016 Domaine Faiveley wines have just been released from the estate, and this week we are pleased to offer you the chance to buy them at pre-arrival prices.
Allen Meadows (as extracted below from his website 
www.burghound.com) comments on another evolution in the style at the Domaine, noting that while Faiveley have preferred picking their grapes relatively early for the last decade, they have now begun to delay their picking date by a few days resulting in more ample wines with rounder, sweeter tannins - and we think that this is a brilliant development!

Some of the wines are very limited, however please place your ideal order and we will go to every effort to fill your requests. Enjoy!

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2016 Mount Mary Release

Mount Mary Vines in the mist

For almost 50 years now the Middleton Family has crafted some of the Yarra's most iconic wines. The 2016 vintage, their latest release, is no exception, garnering praise from critics both internationally and nationally, with Gary Walsh of The Wine Front stating that winemaker Sam Middleton is leading this grand estate to new heights!

This week we are very excited to be able to offer out Mount Mary's magnificent new releases at pre-arrival prices. Enjoy!

To purchase any of the products in today's newsletter please give us a call on (07) 3252 1117, or email info@thewineemporium.com.au. Prices Valid until 11.10.18 and wines due to arrive first week of November.

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Bruno Clair 2015 Offer

marsannay vineyard and village

One of our favourite and most treasured allocations in the Burgundy calendar emanates from the cold, damp cellars of Domaine Bruno Clair in Marsannay. It is here that Bruno and long term assistant winemaker Philippe Brun fashion some of Burgundy’s most beautiful wines. Uniquely aromatic, with heady complexity and detail, the Bruno Clair wines are impeccably balanced while offering intensity of flavour without unnecessary weight. The result is a very stylish red Burgundy of substance and finesse, with a pure fruit profile that is juxtaposed by gentle austerity and mineralité.

2015 is an excellent vintage at Domaine Bruno Clair, with Bruno and Philippe fashioning powerful age-worthy wines that can also bring great pleasure now.

"Bruno Clair, and winemaker Philippe Brun, describe 2015 as a "surprisingly easy vintage to manage from the standpoint of the growing season as there wasn't much disease pressure, no hail and no Suzukii flies. The fruit was super clean and thus we were able to harvest very quickly. Moreover the stems were perfectly clean and ripe and thus we used roughly 30% whole clusters for the vinifications. In fact about the only aspect that one could have wished to change would have been to have better yields. It usually requires between 300 and 325 kilograms of fruit to make one barrel of wine but in 2015 it required 350 to 360. While it would not be accurate to describe 2015 as having low yields, it was still a vintage that gave us lower than average volumes. Overall, 2015 is a vintage of the sun but one that is much more Burgundian in character than say 2003 or 2009." I would echo the comment that the Clair 2015s are wines that are creatures of their vintages but at the same time they are pure and fresh and each terroir is reasonably well-defined. They are also wines of impressive quality and this is especially true at the higher end of the appellation hierarchy.” - Allen Meadows, www.burghound.com

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