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Geoff Hardy's family have been making Australian wine since 1857. Geoff grew up amongst the most distinguished vineyards in our land and he knows from good red wine. He retains access to the finest fruit in McLaren Vale and is the man behind many of our nation's most memorable vintages. Undercover is a moniker that Geoff has assigned to a collation of exceptional parcels, albeit bottled behind an abstruse label to secrete the provenance of a spectacular Shiraz. Gold Medal Winner & Best Value at the hotly contested 2016 China Wine & Spirit Awards, the pick of crop this week, seriously.. Sound shiraz for the savvy & shrewd»
The very first blocks of vine planted at Scotchmans Hill, are now in their fourth decade. Set aside for bottling as a range of limited release, single vineyard wines, they represent the first growth of viticulture from the fertile crescent of Port Phillip's western shore. Crafted to traditional old world techniques, very similar to the great Crus of la Bourgogne, they afford the true enthusiast an opportunity to engage with the decadent delights of the greater Geelong, as sampled alongside Gruyere, game and the finest gourmandise... All the best from scotchmans hill»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»
Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»

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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