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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»

Bellvale Athenas Vineyard Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Gippsland Victoria
The small but dedicated team at Bellvale take inspiration from the big boned Chardonnays of Côte de Beaune, drawing fruit off five closely managed hectares on the temperate, maritime windswept pasteurs of Gippsland south. Hand picking and sorting are a matter of course, lees exposure, barrel ferments and traditional Burgundian regimens add palate weight and flesh. A crisp, mineral style, defined by its penetrating acid line and evocative of Chablis, its fresh cut orchard fruit character and juicy apple zip are supported by a wafer of creamily spiced oak.
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Case of 12
$371.00
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