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Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first academically qualified winemaker to take up Clare Valley viticulture in 1949. He had an uncanny intuition for good land and established some of the most illustrious vineyards on the continent. Jim Barry is also a patriarch of the Coonawarra, in pursuit of the perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, he planted vines on the ancient Penola Cricket Oval, preserving the original pavilion for posterity. Jim Barry endures as one of the nation's most distinguished brands, renowned throughout the world of wine for decades of the most remarkable vintages, an evolving range of superior vineyard editions, defined by their penetrating fruit and seamless tannins, essential for every enthusiast of identifiably Australian, claret style Cabernet.. Salient statements from superior sites»
Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking tally of dozens national Trophies and countless competition Gold. They remain the quiet achieving tour de force behind the most memorable vintages and outstanding.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
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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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