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Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade to conserve and restore the ancient vines, establishing his cellars at Tanunda along Krondorf Road. He has since retained the most.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

Clarence House Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Hobart Tasmania
Chardonnay performs so well at Clarence House, that precious blocks were set aside for a second planting of the courtly varietal. The brisk maritime climes of Hobart encourage a savoury, saline style of Chardonnay, weighty with all the ripe orchard fruit flavours yet awash with the scents of the sea, oyster shell, tradewind and fragrant old spice. Treated to a traditional burgundesque style of ferments and élevage, Clarence House frame their Chardonnay with just the right amount of fine French oak, made for matching alongside fruits de mer, frogs au feuilleté and all fancy French fare.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$347.00
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