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Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
Geoff Hardy's family have been making Australian wine since 1857. Geoff grew up amongst the most distinguished vineyards in our land and he knows from good red wine. He retains access to the finest fruit in McLaren Vale and is the man behind many of our nation's most memorable vintages. Undercover is a moniker that Geoff has assigned to a collation of exceptional parcels, albeit bottled behind an abstruse label to secrete the provenance of a spectacular Shiraz. Gold Medal Winner & Best Value at the hotly contested 2016 China Wine & Spirit Awards, the pick of crop this week, seriously.. Sound shiraz for the savvy & shrewd»
Planted to a rocky hillock just east of township Clare, Mocandunda is a collaboration of three well seasoned vignerons, the Messrs Heinrich, Ackland and Faulkner. Heinrich grows fruit for a number of the nation's leading labels, Faulkner is one of Clare Valley's most accomplished agronomists, Ackland established the illustrious Mount Horrock Wines. Mocandunda was years in the making, one of the highest altitude terroirs in all Clare Valley, the extended autumns and dry grown vines, encourage a exceptional ripening of grapes, intense with varietal characters, magnificently balanced between natural fruit sugars, acidity and tannin. Mocandunda sell the lion's.. The craggy copse on valley clare»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
When Giesen first planted their vines to Marlborough's auspicious soils, it is unlikely they could have anticipated the fame they would achieve, by virtue of their enduring Sauvignon Blanc. The distinctive pungency and zesty fruit flavours have forever captured the imagination of the international wine community. A wine that's close to the hearts of lovers of good Sauvignon Blanc almost everywhere in the world, inspiringly nettle and gooseberry flavoured, combined with a juicy, yet dry minerality.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Low yielding vines grown to a cool climate is what makes Giesen's wines so unique. Complex fruit aromas make them enjoyable whilst young, refreshing acidity gives the wines backbone for long aging in the bottle. Giesen aims for consistency of character and quality from vintage to vintage. Following harvest and pressing, the juices are processed under anaerobic conditions and coolly vinified in fermenters to preserve the fresh vibrant fruit inherent to Sauvignon Blanc, ensnaring the vibrant expressions of the vineyard and fruit. After inoculation with special yeasts and a temperature controlled fermentation, Giesen is stabilised and assembled into the finished wine, filtered and fined.
Pale yellow colour with green hues. The aroma is fresh and vibrant with a base of rich tropical fruit, dominated especially when young, by limes and lemongrass as well as fresh herbal notes. A lovely weight of fruit on the mid palate with flavours reminiscent of gooseberry and citrus, surrounded by a juicy, pure acidity giving the wine it's zesty exuberance. Charmingly laden with classic nettle flavours, a crisp, dry finish.
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