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Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
An illustrious vineyard winery of great historical import, the Kay Brothers Amery property is planted to sacred vines which can be traced back to cuttings transplanted from the original Hardy site at Tintara. Holding pride of place as one of Mclaren Vale's first commercial vineyards, the winemaking practices at Kay Brothers have remained largely unchanged since establishment in the nineteenth century. An ancient basket press, painted bright red, is still employed to gently crush grapes in the traditional old world way. The exquisite Kay Brothers range remains one of the most sensational values in superior vintages of new world wine, the fruit of distinguished old vines, family operated since establishment, an essential experience for every enthusiast of the timeless and enduring Aussie Claret style... The essence & excellence of old mclaren vale vines»

Brookland Valley Reserve Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Brookland Valley operate outstanding vineyards along the length of Margaret River, from Yallingup in the north to Karridale in the south. The picturesque Brookland Valley property on Margaret River is closely managed through sustainable viticultural practices to thrive with the healthiest vines. A superior single vineyard Chardonnay, barrel fermented and treated to the full luxury of wild yeasts and lees stirring battonage, resplendent with opulent textures, brimming with the inimitable charm of the Australian west.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$389.50
Brookland Valley retain access to the finest fruit, grown to the best sites in five of Margaret River's six sub regions, providing an impressive palette of flavours from which to craft wine. Exclusively hand picked Chardonnay from the estate vineyard at Wilyabrup, fruit is whole bunch pressed to retain freshness and fineness, transferred to an extravagantly high proportion of new French oak barriques for vinification through wild indigenous yeasts, infusing wonderful texture and complexity. Upon completion, batches are treated to full malolactic on gross lees solids for nine months, occasionally lees stirred battonage for lovely creamy textures and extended length to the palate.
Pale straw green hues. Intense aromatics of pink grapefruit, nectarine and stone fruit, cashews and spice. The palate is richly flavoured, flintyness, lemon zest, nougat and grilled nuts, a full Chardonnay of power and concentration. Barrel fermentation has lent creaminess and palate weight to a wine that finishes with extraordinary length of flavour.
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