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The 1890s brought boom years to the nascent Aussie wine industry, as connoisseurs throughout Europe and the Empire were introduced to the Dionysian delights of new world Claret by Tyrrell, St Huberts and Wirra Wirra. An enterprising family of Scots took heed of the times to plant grapevines on a uniquely auspicious block in Valley Clare, they called it St Andrew and produced forty vintages of the most sensational quality Claret until the 1930s. The Taylor family acquired the fallow farm in 1995 and brought St Andrew's vines back to life. The treasured block endures as home to the flagship range of Taylor wines, one of the most distinguished vineyards in all Australia. St Andrew's Cabernet was adjudicated by Union de la Sommellerie Franšaise as Best Cabernet.. *according to the french»
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Crawford River Riesling Museum Release CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Henty Victoria
Outstanding Langtons Classification. The Crawford River vineyard wineworks are in the tiny but superlative Henty region, half way between Portland and Hamilton. This elegant and tightly structured Victorian Riesling wine must be experienced to be believed, it exhibits the intense, complex fruit characters and natural acidity of an elite vineyard terroir. A soft and textured palate of great purity and elegance is underpinned by stoney, Chablis like, chalky minerality, derived from the ancient seabeds in which the vines have extended their parched roots.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$425.50
Inspired by the site's potential to produce superior quality grapes, John and Catherine Thomson planted their dry grown Riesling vines in 1975 at Crawford River in southwest Victoria, a relatively unexplored winegrowing region. All the pruning, picking, shoot and fruit thinning, leaf plucking and general canopy management are done entirely by hand. Patience and time are of the essence around the winery, minimal interference and movement during vinification, the fruit is naturally allowed to express the specialness of the terroir. After the crush, clarified juices are coolly vinified at 12┬░C to 15┬░C until complete dryness, followed by six weeks on yeast lees to infuse purity and elegance into the finished wine.
Light, lime straw colour. Lime, apple and spice aromas. Chalky minerality pervades the delicate bouquet with subtle hints of honeysuckle and apple blossom. With its fresh intense lemon tonic and pear, apple and oyster shell aromas, superb lemon curd richness, persistence and minerality Crawford River Riesling reflects the modern idiom of the Riesling style.
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