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The First Colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. Six generations later, the Potts family's precious plantings of Malbec have been a key component in many of the nation's most memorable and invaluable vintages for decades. A varietal that performs magnificently on the silty flood plains of Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale's pure Malbec bottlings are a profound statement about the excellence and eloquence which can be achieved after generations of husbanding one of the world's most instrumental yet abstruse wine.. Making the most magnificent malbec»
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.. Barriques between the billabongs»
Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»

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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