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Just a few kilometres north of Lowburn, near the windswept shores of frigid Lake Dunstan, atop the parched and laborious terroirs of Central Otago, a high country merino stud between the Amisfield and Parkburn streams was sown to vineyards two decades ago. Grazing country makes magnificent viticulture, the austere alluvial and glacial schist soils now yield the quality of Pinot Noir which has defined Central Otago as the world's most demonstrable marque in full bodied, intensely complex, yet beguilingly seamless Pinot Noir. The challenging terraces which spiral around the fractious knolls of Amisfield Vineyard, sire a sensational range of wines defined by.. Satiations from the nethermost regions»
Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»
Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»

Capel Vale Margaret River Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Crafted from the pick of crop, grown to the finest Margaret River vineyards, Capel Vale displays strong regionality while articulating its pure varietal nature. Climatically unique for such fortuitous maritime climes, the growing seasons encourage Chardonnay grapes to ripen slowly and completely, translating into wines of elegance, tightness and finesse. A combination of new and old world vinification techniques, malolactic ferments and lees stirring, achieves a textural, creamy Burgundy style of West Australian Chardonnay.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
The Capel Vale team subscribe to a philosophy that working hand in hand with nature is the best way to produce fine wine. The family owned operation manages mature established vinyards around the premier viticultural precincts of Western Australia, striving to produce wines which reflect the distinct climate and soils. Capel Vale hold a long term commitment to interacting with the environment for the production of the highest quality fruit. Harvested to a schedule determined by the development of vibrant varietal characters, Chardonnay is treated to a course of rich barrel ferments, malolactic and a spell of battonage on sedimentery lees, followed by a spell of maturation in a selection of fine oak barriques.
Pale yellow hue. Aromas of citrus and grapefruit are complimented by French vanilla oak and rich lees characters. The aromas follow through to a long and complex palate, textural with creamy mouthfeel and exhibiting fine length. An elegant wine which drinks beautifully alongside crispy chicken recipes, delicate white meats or washed rind cheese.
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