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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»
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 Côtes du Rhône. 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»
Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
One of the closely guarded secrets which remained cardinal to the preeminence of Grange Hermitage, was the sacred tally of exceptional vineyards which were called on to provide fruit for the new world's most stately Shiraz. The elite Grange Growers Club is one of the nation's more exclusive fellowships, an illustrious canon of distinguished wine growing families which are the stuff of Australian viticultural history. One of McLaren Vale's most eminent dynasties, Oliver's of Taranga were an essential inclusion into many of the mighty Grange's most memorable vintages. Oliver Taranga's estate flagship HJ Reserve Shiraz represents peerless value for a wine of its.. A principal part of the great grange»

Alkoomi White Label Semillon Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Frankland River Western Australia
A timely and topical accord of Frankland River fruit, sourced from the oldest blocks on Alkoomi Estate vineyards. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are so well suited to this part of the world, that they brought narcissism to new levels after partnering off as the classically dry white. Components are fermented and aged on sedimentery yeast lees, achieving a style that's interwoven with savoury, creamy textural notes supported by fine, cool climate acidity.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$203.00
The cool climate and gravelly loam soils of Frankland River are well suited to the production of intense white wines. Alkoomi Vineyard is located just eighty kilometers inland from the Southern Ocean, where vines are nourished by good winter rains and stimulated by dry ripening months. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are harvested in the early hours of morning, preserving the delicate varietal flavours. Fruit is transferred to fermenters and vinified on gross lees for added texture and complexity, followed by a course of maceration to build textural richness and early bottling to capture and retain freshness.
Pale straw with light green hues. Lifted bouquet of sugar snap peas and freshly cut grass over a sweet core of vanilla. Elegant and fine, displays rich guava and passionfruit flavours associated with Sauvignon Blanc, supported by lingering lemon curd, bright acidity and a creamy textural mouthfeel from the barrel ferment Semillon.
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