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A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
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 vines were saved by master Ed Schild from complete annihilation. One of the smallest yielding blocks in the land, Moorooroo endures as one of the world's most.. The fruit of vines established 1836»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»

Balgownie Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Yarra Valley Victoria
An assemblage of fruit grown to the Balgownie property in Bendigo with choice components from good vineyards in central Victoria and Yarra Valley. Influenced by the Mediterranean climes and temperate nights, Bendigo Sauvignon Blanc is characterised by warmer weather passionfruit and lychee. Slower ripening parcels from the cooler, lower latitudes and elevated aspects of Yarra Valley bring vital grass and mineral notes. An identifiable expression of Victorian Sauvignon Blanc, exhibiting good fruit, herbaceousness and immense drinkability factor.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$263.00
The long and cool ripening conditions of Yarra Valley yield Sauvignon Blanc wines which are enjoyed across Australia for their vital, elegant palate structures, requisite vegetative characters and well balanced natural acidity. Parcels grown to warmer sites in Bendigo and central Victoria contribute richer tropical characters. Two unique clones of Sauvignon Blanc are harvested in separate passes through the vineyards to optimumly capture the vibrant fresh characters of early harvested fruit just as the grapes achieve full physiological ripeness. Following the press, the purest free run juices are treated to a cool fermentation over a course of six weeks, lightly fined, filtered and bottled promptly after vinification.
Light straw in colour. Bright, fresh tropical and grassy fruit notes leap from the glass. Palate exhibits lovely passionfruit flavours, grapefruits and asparagus, a touch of lemongrass and quartz character are completed by a crisp acid finish. The perfect wine to accompany Vietnamese rice paper rolls, seafood dumplings or Thai sweet chilli prawns.
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