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Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»
Established 1973, Woodlands of Wilyabrup were one of the first vineyards in Margaret River, planted with a view to emulating the great growths of Bordeaux. Recipients of the highly prestigious Jack Mann Memorial Medal and Wine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for their tremendous vintages of all things Cabernet. Assembling the rich Medoc style blends are what Woodlands do best. Painstakingly crafted by hand, to challenge the primacy of the illustrious Chateaux de la rive gauche, very few vineyards yield the quality of fruit that merits vintaging into a statuesque wine dominated by the prettily fragrant Cabernet Franc. Woodlands were established from the ground up with a view to achieving limited.. The complex bordeaux blend by one of margaret river's founding wineries»
Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

Hardys HRB Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay South Australia
Thomas Hardy crafted his first dual region wine in 1865, assembling harvests from the Adelaide Plains with those of southern districts. Hardy believed that an alchemy of fruit with different characteristics would complement and enhance the integrity of the assembled wine. So began Hardys rich heritage, as with each new blend, a unique code was created starting from A001. Chardonnay is sourced from superior vineyards which can yield the outstanding quality of fruit that's essential for the HRB moniker.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$359.00
HRB was established in the nineteenth century, it endures as an old world style with sophisticated modern appeal. From vines up to twenty years of age or more, grown to various soil types, sharing a kinship of auspiciously maritime climes. Fruit is hand picked and whole bunch pressed, a proportion is filled directly to a selection of new and prior use French oak barriques for a course of rich barrel ferments. The balance is filled to controlled fermenters, preserving the freshness of fruit. Some parcels are treated to a term of malolactic which softens the palate. HRB is matured for several months in a selection of French oak barrels, ageing on sedimentery yeast lees throughout a course of weekly stirrings battonage.
Pale yellow with green hues. Bright fruit aromas of lemon, nectarine and melon interplay, subtle French oak and notes of baking brioche. Intense yet restrained, the palate displays lively fruit characters of lemon rind and nectarine. Fine acid provides vibrancy and persistence with subtle French oak adding structure and a hint of sweetness to a rich, soft and complex palate. Enjoy with corn fed chicken and tarragon bearnaise.
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