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Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»
The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless.. The fruit of vines established 1836»
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.. Quiet consummations of grove estate»

Alkoomi Black Label Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Frankland River Western Australia
It was the planting of Riesling vines at Alkoomi in 1971 which firmly established Frankland River as one of the nation's finest white wine growing regions. The inaugural vintages of Alkoomi Riesling enthused the Australian industry press and inspired growers to take up viticulture. Black Label is sourced from the oldest of Alkoomi's blocks, its penetrating length of Bickford lime juice characters and clean lingering finish makes it the wine of choice to accompany the freshest game fish, west coast marron or moreton bay bugs.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
Frankland River's long, cool ripening conditions are perfect for growing fruit of intense varietal character. The balmy climes encourage vines into yielding grapes of the most intense varietal profile whilst retaining the freshness of crisp natural acidity. Fruit is harvested throughout the cool of night and early hours of morning from the oldest Alkoomi estate Riesling vines. Parcels are gently crushed with a view to minimizing phenolics and treated to a term of cold settling. The exclusively free run juices are vinified in chilled fermenters to preserve integrity and exquisite character of old vines Alkoomi Riesling. The most superior batches are assembled into the finished Black Label.
Pale brilliant straw emerald hues. An immaculate nose of kaffir limes, banana crisp and citrus zest, talc and white floral notes. Intense flavours of lime and mineral slate, an array of pure tropical fruit flavours, chalk and calico characters are carried along by a backbone of fine linear acidity.
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