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Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley wine... Sociable soils make for healthy vine»

Devils Lair Margaret River Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Devil's Lair is a beautifully maintained vineyard which has established an enviable reputation of producing the finest Chardonnay every year. Climate and geology combine to create a unique terroir for a vibrant rendering of Margaret River. An intense expression of Chardonnay, very much in the Devil's Lair style, a subtle yet textural wine that offers a complexity of flavour which evolves and develops in the glass, without any single element dominating.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$479.00
Elegant, fine and complex Chardonnay wines set Margaret River apart, the fruit when at its best, rivalling anything in the world. Recognised as one of Margaret River's most eminent winemaking estates, Devil's Lair construct the most profound regional efforts. Situated at the southern end of Leeuwin Peninsula, the Devils Lair vineyards enjoy a combination of geology, geography and climate which contribute to some of the finest harvests of Margaret River Chardonnay. Exclusively estate grown fruit is picked over a range of ripeness levels to attain complexity whilst retaining characteristic finesse and elegance. Devil's Lair is matured up to a year in a combination of new and prior use French oak barriques.
Pale straw with green hues. A nose that is both complex yet subtle and evolving with notes of pear, pink grapefruit and nuttier tones of cashew, hazelnut and spice. A highly textured palate of great length and persistence, layers of flavour ranging from stonefruit to golden, developed characters. Oak offers great support to the vigorous fruit, vanilla and creme brulee achieve an inspiring complexity.
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