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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.. Making the most magnificent malbec»
David Wynn introduced cardboard wine casks, flagons and the Airlesflo wine tap to the nation. He is best remembered for re packaging the Coonawarra estate which bears his name and which endures as one of Australia's icon brands. Wynn was a master of his craft and studied oenology at the world renowned Magill wineworks. An astute marketer and talented blender, he also had a keen eye for the land, investing in the ancient John Riddoch fruit colony and planting vines on a challenging site, high atop the lofty latitudes of Valley Eden. Mountadam Vineyards were built from the ground up, with a view to crafting a limited range of well structured, weighty wines,.. The legacy parcels of mountadam vineyards»
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.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
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Evans Tate Breathing Space Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River Western Australia
After twelve years working vintage near some of the world's finest's coastal swells in South Africa and California, winemaker, diver and avid angler Matt Byrne settled amongst the dynamic surfing winemaker communities of Margaret River. He discovered some of the world's greatest beaches and familiarized himself with the most splendid viticulture in Australia. A veracious expression of Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc with animate textural palate, judicious balance of steely fruit and brisk greenery, exquisite as aperitif and superb with Al fresco.
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Sourced from fine vineyards, Breathing Space puts a focus on capturing the intense Margaret River regionality while retaining the eloquence of varietal character. The well protected, south facing slope of the central Wilyabrup vineyard provides a cool pocket within an otherwise warmer location. These more temperate mesoclimes are further balanced by cooling breezes from the Indian Ocean, which deliver excellent ripening conditions throughout the growing season. Breathing Space wines are styled for fun, designed to be easy to drink and allow one to escape the chaos of the big city. Minimal winemaking influence allows the fruit to be the defining factor in the finished wine.
Light pale straw hue. Good varietal characteristics show through on the nose, tropical and stonefruit aromas. A zesty upfront palate of citrus and ripe orchard characters is followed by green vegetable and herbaceousness, over a backdrop of complex muted nettle and green pea notes. Clean, beautifully balanced and lingering, Breathing Space makes for easy and enjoyable drinking.
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