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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
One of our nation's enduring winemaking dynasties, the Hamiltons planted vines just outside Adelaide in 1837. Great grandson Sydney Hamilton was a legendary and innovative viticulturalist, he ultimately made his own oenological conversion to the sacred Terra Rosa soils of Coonawarra in 1974, establishing one of Australia's most distinguished vineyards on a highly auspicious site, naming the property after forebear Lord Leconfield. An exceptional value for Cabernet of its class, presaged by a vigorously perfumed berry punnet nose, syrup textured, stately and refined, Leconfield makes a compelling.. What the doctor recommends in good red wine»
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.. The twin tales of terre a terre»
Bringing you the fruit of old Barossa vineyards, which have been handed down from generation to generation, crafted in the traditional old world way, by a commune of family growers who have delivered the most memorable vintages since early settlement. The label says Soul Growers but the harvests were historically bottled by the nation's most illustrious brands. Today, these veteran families of Australian viticulture can bring their princely harvests to market under a moniker that defines a tradition of village winemaking and a culture of reverence for the land. Ancient rootstock Grenache and Mourvedre, bespoke clones of Cabernet and Shiraz, prodigal plots of.. Views of venerable old vines»

Dandelion Wonderland Eden Valley Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
Eden Valley is Dandelion's Riesling wonderland, a unique fusion of terroir and vine, season and grower. Wonderland of the Eden Valley is made entirely from vines planted in 1912 which still thrive to this day. Vigneron Colin Kroehn is the custodian of these precious old vines and has tended them for sixty six of his eighty eight years. With a bit of bottle age, Wonderland will evolve exciting toast and custard characters. Nothing short of exquisite as aperitif, superb with seafood, a sensation alongside sultry soufflés.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$269.50
Although the vineyard team see the devil in every weed, they encourage the humble dandelion to grow amongst vines as they supress winter weeds and provide mulch in summer. Their wishing clocks chime in spring to make the dream of ultra fine Riesling come true. Whole bunches are hand picked and destemmed into small batches without crushing grapes to comfortably fill the wine press. Free run juices are vinified in small fermenters at temperatures between 11°C and 14°C, to bone dry, preserving a high level of natural acidity. Wonderland is bottled directly without fining or filtration to capture the essence of the vineyard, a looking glass if you will.
Pristine pale straw hue. Lights on in this Wonderland, jasmine, mandarin leaf and even lychee juice bursting fruit freshness, invigorating, intense smells of lime skin, citrus blossom, green apple, ripe guavas and cinnamon spice. An extraordinary precise and clean fruit spectrum of crunch lime and other citrus fruit flavours, stonefruit, apricot and mandarin, morphing into rich lemon meringue tart flavours, over steely minerality, balanced by racy, slate acidity.
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