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Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»
Discovered by Dr Bertel Sundstrup in 1987, after a long search for the perfect site, the amphitheatre known as Dalrymple is a mere twelve hectares of sun drenched bucolic idyll, at the very heart of superior viticulture on the beauteous Apple Isle. This is Piper's Brook central, a place of auspicious winegrowing climes, long hours of sunlight and extended ripening seasons, which yield fruit of remarkable succulence, gracious acids and satin tannins. Dalrymple are a small, unincorporated winegrowing concern, whose accord with the elements and devotion to the land, are best articulated by the leisured pursuits of their chief vigneron, whose favourite pastimes.. The verdant nook on pipers brook»
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»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»

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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