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Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, his continuing role as chairman allows him to constantly keep abreast of new developments in Rieslings around the.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»
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 Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»

Zilzie Yarra Valley Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria
Zilzie work to an uncompromising pursuit of the right soil for each grape, they've formed a close bond with many of the nation's finest growers. Yarra Valley is Victoria's oldest wine region, renowned for producing sophisticated Chardonnay wines of the highest order. Zilzie have assembled parcels of the best fruit to compose an elegant and refined example. Compelling nectarine flavours are complemented by a subtle creamy texture and refreshing minerality. Match Zilzie with chicken caesar and all good luncheon faire or a crispy skin barramundi for dinner.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$209.00
Zilzie are located just a stone's throw from the mighty River Murray on the outskirts of Red Cliffs, just south of Mildura in northwest Victoria. The winemaking team take a hand in every stage of the process, from tasting grapes in the vineyard to ensuring each parcel is separately handled for the retention of clean varietal fruit character. Harvests of Chardonnay from good vineyards in the Yarra Valley are promptly brought to the Zilzie wineworks for vinification. After inoculation, juices are transferred to a selection of new, one and two year old French oak barriques for fermentations. Upon completion the finished wine spends six months in barrel being treated to battonage, building complexity and palate texture. Alcohol 13.5%
Pale straw with green hues. A bright fruit forward nose lead by nectarine, spice and citrus aromas. Flavours of melon, mango and grapefruit on an elegant, fruit driven palate, supported by lovely creamy textures and a fine, refreshing minerality. Enjoy with grilled salmon, tarragon and braised leek.
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