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    Mount Difficulty are a commune of growers, established 1998 within the elite dress circle of Central Otago vineyards. Propitiously placed around the ancient goldfields of Cromwell Basin, their harvests had long been called upon for bottling under the labels of New Zealand's most conspicuous brands. Launched as a limited release of small batch, single block vintages, the co operative of accomplished growers, has evolved through critical acclaim and word of mouth, into a formidable range of Central Otago, defined by their excellence and exquisite eloquence of.. Venerable vignerons of the very deep south»
    Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
    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»

    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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