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Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's resplendent range of wines are complimented by sweet oak and gripping tannins, culminating in vintages of extraordinary flavour and exquisite.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and branded their Metala fruit as Brothers In Arms. The quality of wine re established Metala as a vineyard of global significance and claimed George Mackay Trophy as.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Just three kilometres from Young along Murringo Road, planted to a brisk 500 metres above sea level, Grove Estate was originally sown to vines in 1886, by Croatian settlers who brought cuttings from their farms on the Dalmatian coast. Some of these ancient plantings, emigrated at a time when much of Europe was ruled by Hapsburg emperors, remain productive to this day. Newer blocks were gradually established around these priceless parcels, ostensibly with a view to supplying leading national brands. The quality of fruit became so conspicuous that Grove Estate sanctioned industry celebrities from Ravensworth and Clonakilla to begin bottling under their own estate moniker. The greater Hilltops region is renowned for elegantly structured Cabernet and Shiraz. Grove Estate go one better, they deliver harvests of the most.. Quiet consummations of grove estate»

Leeuwin Estate Leeuwin Art Series Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River Western Australia
The area between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin is lined with the most ancient soils and fertile mineral sands. This amazing terroir underneath Leeuwin vineyard combines with the sensational maritime climes to provide a growing season that's ideal for viticulture and encourages great finesse in the finished wines. Offering an intensity and depth of flavour that's so very Leeuwin Estate, Art Series represents the benchmark in Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with citrus and lifted floral, complexed by subtle anise and vanilla.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$335.00
The granitic island where Leeuwin vineyard is located, has weathered over millions of years and provides ancient free draining gravel soils, which are highly complementary to the culture of the vine, as well as promoting great finesse in the wine. Leeuwin's rainfall is dictated by the Roaring Forties which move north in winter and south in summer. With oceans on three sides, fluctuating water temperature by two degrees between summer and winter, the district has its own microclimate. Leeuwin's vineyards are therefore protected from extremes of temperature, frost free during the critical spring growing period. An average year in Margaret River equates to vintages Bordeaux can enjoy only occasionally.
Fresh vibrant pale straw, lime green edges. Bouquet shows lemon sherbet and lime, green pineapple and crisp golden delicious apples. The wine's textural component is immediately evident as bright and lively across the palate from the barrel fermented portion. Great intensity of flavour with lemon and lime the most dominant before a refreshing finish of green apples. Fine racy acidity, a very long, lingering finish.
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