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The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless.. The alluring case for craven's place»
There's a vineyard at Moorooduc in upper Mornington, planted to a splendid north facing slope which captures the maximum warmth of sunshine each day. Refreshed after nightfall by the invigorating maritime winds off Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, it's a place of exceptional winegrowing. Populated by ten unique Burgundy clones, this very special block of vine grew the only Pinot Noir ever to claim our nation's highest accolade for great red wines, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. The property continues to yield limited releases of outstanding vintages, it's a place of exacting viticulture and uncompromising pursuit of excellence, cherished by cognoscenti and.. The burgundy clones of mornington»
Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
Originally formulated by John Charles Brown OBE in 1954 and crafted to this very day in the exact same manner, Brown Brothers flagship icon endures as one of the nation's most distinguished single vineyard wines. Mondeuse plantings were brought to Australia in the early 1900s by the legendary Francois de Castella of St Hubert fame, they have remained the most precious parcel of Brown Brothers heirloom vines since the 1920s. At Milawa, Mondeuse translates into an inky, deeply tannic wine, it forms synergies with the sweet fruit plumpness of Shiraz and statuesque elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon to coalesce into a rich, opulent style of eloquence and structure... The brown brothers most closely guarded secret»

Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio Adelaide Hills South Australia
What fine Pinot Gris that Adelaide Hills can make. Crisp mountain breezes meander around the veritable maze of sub valleys and undulating hillsides, stimulating the vines and enhancing exotic citrus nut varietal characters in the grapes. Bleasdale have taken their pick of fruit from the finest vineyards planted to loamy, low fertility sands which are ideal for Pinot Gris. After a quick trek back to the Bleasdale wineworks, fruit is treated to a prompt vinification and early bottling to retain the vitally luminous expression of Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Bleasdale have been central to Langhorne Creek viticulture for a century and a half, but the estate's association with Adelaide dates back to 1836 when migrant Frank Potts began colonial life as a boat builder. Parcels of Pinot Gris, picked by hand off good Adelaide Hills vineyards, are selected by Bleasdale on the basis of vine maturity and fruit ripeness, consistency of quality and good character. Grapes are whole bunch pressed into a combination of fermenters and seasoned French oak puncheons for a brisk vinification and course of lees stirring battonage, followed by a brief spell of maturation. A timely bottling captures and locks in all the fresh, brightly lit, pear and spice characters of Pinot Gris.
Pale light straw hue. Nutty spice and dainty orange blossom nose over supple hints of barrel ferment, lemon, apples and pear. A well rounded palate, generous with stonefruit flavours while exhibiting fine balance between green vegetable characters, ripeness and crisp acidity. The delicate Bleasdale shows all the spice and perfume expected of slowly ripened Pinot Gris. A stylish aperitif alongside nibbles and oysters, a very good match to poultry and rice vermicelli.
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