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It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps single vineyard range are all distinct for their expression of place, each articulate of a unique soil and influence of clime... Big wines from little vineyards»
Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders junior and senior, which yield a mere 250 dozen of the most spectacular, full bodied Barossa flagship. The profound opulence of Rolf Binder's Hanisch is matched in no lesser way by the sublime excellence of the estate's.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»

Escarpment Estate Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Wellington Martinborough New Zealand
The Kirbys and McKennas are airborne winemakers, Escarpment is an artisanal project for both families. For a house that is devoted to the creation of world class Pinot Noir in the Burgundian style, the rendering of a full bodied Chardonnay wine comes naturally. Escarpment have aspired to release a flagship white which can be sibling to the elite single Vineyard Kupe Pinot Noir. Their salubrious parcels yield the exceptional quality of fruit required to realize the ambition and construct a rich golden wine, the pinnacle of New Zealand Chardonnay.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$239.50
Escarpment allows individual vineyard expression from exceptional sites within the Martinborough region. The vines are planted to alluvial gravel terraces at the base of the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by the legendary Polynesian voyager who discovered New Zealand. In the search for the perfect site, Larry and Sue McKenna kept coming back to an area that offered the rich mix of elements required to grow and make the finest new world wines. The condusive mesoclimes surrounding the superlative Kupe Block stimulate vines and yield parcels of the finest Chardonnay, barrel fermented in a mix of new and seasoned oak followed by a judicious term of lees maturation.
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