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The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless.. The alluring case for craven's place»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»

Katnook Estate Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Coonawarra South Australia
Secret's out, Coonawarra makes amazing Riesling. An elegant style with attractive varietal fruit character, generous with flavour, Katnook displays a wonderful harmony of winsome perfumes. Like all fine Riesling, Katnook is floral and fruit forward while being deliciously dry, offering the capacity to evolve gracefully as it fills the glass with engaging complexity.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$263.00
Katnook's mature Riesling vines are planted to salubrious Terra rossa soils, sited within the 330 hectares of prime estate vineyards at the heart of the comparatively small and remote Coonawarra region. From here come white wines with distinctive attributes that have contributed to Australia's international reputation. Grapes for Katnook's single varietal wines are specially selected from the older, more distinguished sites. Concentrated flavours, fine balance and integrity of regional and varietal character, are all hallmarks of the Katnook Riesling. Fruit in perfect condition and exhibiting excellent varietal definition, is selectively pruned and picked from the older vines.
Pale straw, citrus hues. Fine aromas, heightened regional expressions of grapefruit and citrus combined with perfumed scents of florals and spice. A zesty array of flavours, grapefruit and lime citrus with subtle florals and supple spice. Generously lively palate with crisp balanced acid and persistent flavours.
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