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Xavier Bizot can make wine anywhere he pleases, he is a Bollinger and grew up amongst the Vignobles Superieurs of Champagne. Bizot has chosen to make wine alongside Brian Croser's family, from grapes harvested off three magnificent sites, on two paradoxically varied terrains. Planted to the salubrious Terra rosa soils atop an invaluable archeological dig at Wrattonbully, rich with the undisturbed fossils of ancient Cenozoic sea animals, Crayeres Vineyard was established right across the road from Tapanappa's illustrious Whalebone. The weather here is astonishingly similar to Bordeaux and makes an awesome Cabernet Franc. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser are also fortunate to take their pick of properties in Adelaide Hills. To wit, Charles (Chilly) Hargrave's distinguished old vines at Summerton and a highly opportune slice of a slope on the lofty altitudes of Piccadilly Valley. It is here within the cooler climes where Xavier Bizot has found a terroir to emulate the Grand Cru of Vallee de la Marne & Montagne de Reims. Simply stellar harvests, where vigneron de Champagne met the gifted grower from Adelaide... The twin tales of terre a terre»

Dalrymple Cave Block Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Pipers Brook Tasmania
Hand picked Chardonnay from the steep, free draining soils of Cave Block on Pipers River. Grapes are whole bunch pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques, wild indigenous ferments, light lees contact and partial malolactic achieve a deeply textural wine of lemon curd and preserved citrus complexity. Cashews and grain, a finely elegant acid palate define Cave Block, mealyness and vibrant citrus fruit. The finish is clean and long, lingering on languid notes of nectarine skins, roasted kernel and rye.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$227.50
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