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Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding and black. Best's Great Western endures as.. Carn the concongella cabernet»
Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless vines were saved by master Ed Schild from.. The fruit of vines established 1836»
Stephen C. Pannell is one of Australia's most decorated winemakers, Jimmy Watson and twice Max Schubert Trophy winner, London International Winemaker of Year and Chairman National Wine Show. Pannell grew up amongst the illustrious plantings of his parents vineyards at Moss Wood, he established the profoundly artisanal Picardy of Pemberton and found time in between tours of duty at Wirra Wirra, Tintara and BRL Hardy, to do vintage in Burgundy, at the illustrious Mouton Rothschild and amongst the grand old vines of Barolo. Whatever the brand, regardless of vintage, S.C. Pannell's extraordinary wines are all distinct for their remarkable splendour, beguiling multi dimensionalism and breathtakingly.. Peerless value by our nation's finest»

Forest Hill Estate Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Mount Barker Western Australia
Forest Hill is a Great Southern of class and distinction, a Chardonnay of elegance and controlled intensity. Aromas of ripe peach and apricot are complemented by light citrus, hints of vanilla, dry fig and perfumed lifted Burgundian oak introduce a style with rich intense full palate backed by pleasant hints of roasted almonds and butterscotch. The product of choice fruit from a great vineyard, the recommended match to salt & pepper squid, a combination that will amalgamate its savoury notes with the fine acid structure and complexity of such a vibrant wine.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$173.50
All grapes are hand picked in pristine condition, refrigerated overnight and treated to a gentle whole bunch pressing. Juices are transferred directly into Burgundian oak barrels under strict temperature controls to ensure a slow fermentation, allowing for the development of more complex flavours and seamless integration with oak. Upon completion, without any exposure to malolactic, lees are stirred gently once a week until the perfect balance between oak, lees and fruit is achieved. Components are matured ten months in a selection of new and prior use French oak barriques by François Freres, Seguin Moreau, Damy and Marsannay.
Brilliant medium straw. Lifted aromas of fresh white nectarine, apricot with lemon rind notes as underlying nutty aromas develop in the glass. Vibrant stonefruit and delicate citrus flavours, subtle hints of roasted nut, the mouthfeel is fleshy with intense fruit characters yet medium in weight and beautifully structured. The oak is perfectly integrated within the lingering spicy finish, ideally alongside garlic butter seafood over lemon dill risotto.
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Forest Hill is a family owned, boutique winery with an uncompromising approach to quality, creating unique and exciting wines of the highest calibre

The Forest Hill philosophy is to make individual wines of the highest quality with distinctive regional character. The estate takes aim to produce approachable, understated styles that are pure expressions of unique sites within the forty year old Forest Hill vineyard. Each Forest Hill wine is a true expression of the Great Southern wine growing region of Western Australia, displaying unique regional and varietal character with finesse, elegance and definition.

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Established in 1965 Forest Hill is the oldest cool climate vineyard in Western Australia. The combination of warm days, cool nights and mature, dry grown vines contribute to the Forest Hill wines achieving worldwide recognition and winning multiple awards over its forty year history. In 1965 The Department of Agriculture and Dr John Gladstone chose the Pearse family's Forest Hill farm after extensive research to find the most suitable site for the production of premium quality, cool climate wine styles in WA.

The Forest Hill Vineyard is planted 10 minutes drive west of Mt Barker. It's unique topography, deep gravel soils and proximity to the Southern Ocean ensures mild summers with cooling southerly breezes. This provides ideal conditions for the production of cool climate wine styles. The Forest Hill winery is designed to retain regional and varietal character throughout the winemaking process by using small, individual fermentation tanks, sorting tables for hand- picked fruit and state of the art technology.

A Millars timber line originally ran through this Denmark site moving timber from Denmark to Albany, part of which can still be seen below the first row of vines as you enter Forest Hill. Some time after the Millars departure the timberline became the main road west of Denmark and held the name among locals as Musical Bend. Apparently when a breeze moved through the canopy of adjoining trees above the crossing, a musical tone could be heard through the valley, the same valley that now holds the backdrop to the Forest Hill ampitheater.

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Two hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling were planted and the first of the fruit was processed at Houghton's Winery in the Swan Valley and later at Sandalford. At the time of establishment, vineyard irrigation was not an industry consideration and all early plantings were dry grown providing drought prevention and ensuring low yields. Forest Hill have retained this approach, believing it to be a major contributor to vine health and concentration of fruit flavour.

As the vineyard developed and more vines were planted, Forest Hill began to be recognised throughout Australia as a producer of very high quality fruit and the backbone behind some of WA's most famous wines. The unique attributes of the region were recognised by the late Robert Holmes à Court who, in 1989 purchased Forest Hill as the oldest vineyard in the Great Southern to complement his ownership of Vasse Felix, the oldest vineyard in Margaret River. As time went by and the WA wine industry developed, Forest Hill's Vineyard's reputation grew, but the Forest Hill label remained boutique in nature and was produced in very small quantities.

In 1996 Tim Lyons acquired the Forest Hill Vineyard. Taking advantage of the diversity of the land and the potential for selecting specific planting sites, Lyons slowly expanded the vineyard to include new varieties and new viticultural techniques whilst retaining the focus on low yields, hand pruning and hand harvesting. In 2003, a winery site was established in the nearby coastal town of Denmark and a new viticulture, winemaking and marketing team were brought on board. For the first time in its history fruit from the Forest Hill vineyard was processed in its own winery and sold in the newly built cellar door.

In 2005 Greenpool Restaurant and Function Centre was opened and has since hosted countless weddings, business functions and theme nights. The architecturally designed building and stunning views over the valleys have proven a great draw card for functions, lunches or even just a quiet glass of wine on the balcony.

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