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Greg Melick embarked on the prodigal road to gambling and booze as a mere teenager, after winning the daily double at Werribee and spending the lot on good red wine. He ultimately returned to the straight and narrow, achieving the rank of ADF Major General, Senior Law Counsel, Master Wine Judge and Officer of Australia AO. Melick now grows his own, he remains besotted with les grands vignobles de Bourgogne, the illustrious Pinot Noir of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. There are few places in the world, more akin to the 1er Grand Cru style of Pinot Noir, than the temperate pastures along Tasmania's River Derwent. It was here in 2002, amongst the woodland.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»
Torbreck of Barossa are one of Australia's great export brands, synonymous with luxury and excellence throughout the world of wine. Crafted from the fruit of old and ancient vineyards, the opulence and exclusivity of Torbreck's painfully limited production challenge the primacy of Grange. Established by a share cropper in the 1990s, its precious range has risen to the status of First Growth amongst the community of ardent international advocates. Woodcutter is the entry level, assembled from parcels which may have been destined for some of the brand's lofty icons, an essential experience for all enthusiasts of compelling Barossa Shiraz... Chew a chop of woodcutter's wine»
Long Standing Members of the elite Grange Growers Club, Kalleske's are one of Barossa's leading Shiraz growers, providing fruit from the most memorable vintages to Penfolds for decades. After five generations, Kalleske have begun to reserve the pick of crop for their own label, a highly limited luxury range destined for the most discerning connoisseurs and Shiraz enthusiasts in the know. Kalleske have collated parcels from distinguished vineyards in the ancient hamlets of Moppa and Greenock, Belvedere and Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga and Ebenezer, superior old sites which have been husbanded by the same families for generations. Open top ferments, basket.. Superior value in old village barossa shiraz»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»

Coldstream Hills Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Yarra Valley Victoria
Situated amongst the scenic, cool ripening climes of Yarra Valley, the steep aspects and closely planted Coldstream Hills vines yield harvests of the finest Sauvignon Blanc. The wines here are quite literally hand made, not withstanding the skill of the winemakers, there has been no significant change in the art of vinification. The aim is to produce a definitive Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc, characterised by elegance and finesse, by silky supple texture, length of flavour and the ability to offer sophistication and complexity, within a forward drinking fruit driven style.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$341.00
Forming an integral part of the Coldstream Hills varietal range, in some years, a percentage of Semillon is included to add texture. There is an emphasis here on clarity of varietal fruit and length of flavour. Sourced predominantly from hillside vineyards in the cool Upper Yarra, grapes are gently pressed, approximately a third of the juices are barrel fermented and matured in a selection of older French oak barriques and puncheons. The balance is treated to a course of vinification in controlled fermenters and stored on fine lees with occasional stirring. A small percentage of Semillon from the prestigious Rising Vineyard is included into the final wine to add complexity and texture. Alcohol 13.0%
Pale straw with light green hues. Clean and fresh nose with attractive notes of lemon rind, lychees and passionfruit. Underlying nougat barrel fermentation characters are present adding further complexity. An elegant style offering flavours of passionfruit, lychees and lemon citrus. Subtle oak underpins the wine's texture and length. The palate is finely balanced, finishing with chalky lemon acidity.
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