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It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps single vineyard range are all distinct for their expression of place, each articulate of a unique soil and influence of.. Big wines from little vineyards»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»
Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, his continuing role as chairman allows him to constantly keep abreast of new developments in Rieslings around the.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»

Castelli Vintage Pinot Chardonnay Methode Traditionelle CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Pinot Noir Great Southern Western Australia
A fortuitous confluence of vineyard terroir and microclime clime, conspire to achieve harvests of the most superlative Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, choice parcels which can translate into wines displaying refined balance between stately elegance and controlled power. Extended maturation on yeast lees has infused luxurious nutty brioche characters and evolved fruit richness, creaminess of mouthfeel and astonishing persistence of bead. The freshness and brightness of this engagingly complex sparkler belies its age.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$197.50
Parcels of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are all hand picked off the superior Noack Vineyard at Rocky Gully. Fruit is chilled and whole bunch pressed, retaining only the finest free run juices and minimizing phenolics. Components are treated to a variety of vinification techniques for added complexity, structure and richness, malolactic ferments and long term maturation in seasoned French oak barriques. A course of regular, non-oxidative, lees stirring battonage is employed to develop luxurious mouthfeel and texture. A extravagant four years of age on yeast lees is followed by the traditional disgorgement, dosage and reseal. Alcohol 12.5%
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