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Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to grow world class wine. Vineyards thusly planted around the Goulburn billabongs, came to be known as Mitchelton. Now a half century of age, the vines remain one of Victoria's venerable sources of superbly structured,.. Barriques between the billabongs»
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Frogmore Creek 42 Degrees South Pinot Grigio CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio Hobart Tasmania
Frogmore Creek work to nurture a biologically diverse environment for health of the soil and Tasmania's fauna. Their superlative vineyards were established with a priority on sustainable farming practises. Since the first Frogmore Creek vines were planted and dams established, four species of frogs have made the Frogmore Creek Vineyard their home. Parcels grown to fine vineyards at Relbia in the north are assembled with a component from Cambridge in the south, into a juicy Grigio wine of exuberant fruit character and fine, textural richness.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$161.50
White Pinot grapes are all hand picked, parcels are crushed and dejuiced without the inclusion of any pressings cut, limiting the phenolics and contributing to the structure. Batches are treated to an overnight cold settle, racked clean into fermenters for inoculation and treated to a controlled vinification at 18°C. The completed ferments remain on lees for a month to enhance structure before being heat and cold stabilised for bottling.
Light peach straw hue. Bright aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries. The berry characters continue on to the full flavoured, juicy palate where they coalesce with mixed tree fruit characters. A succulent cool climate acid balances the fruit and brings the wine to a clean, mineral finish. Match with gujons of fish, gruyere fondue or Italian white meat salcice.
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