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Balgownie are one of our nation's great small vineyards, pioneers of the reprise in Bendigo viticulture, with the foresight to establish vines in 1969, the first local plantings in over eighty years. Grown to terrains very near the tailings of Victoria's original gold rush, the auspicious Balgownie vines yield discreet yet exquisite harvests of the most edifying and undervalued Victorian vintages. A bespoke favourite amongst enthusiasts of the old school style in elegant and finely boned Aussie Shiraz, Balgownie represent the essential accompaniment to meaty eggplant inspired recipes, or a princely roast of lamb, the best of.. Balgownie begets the best of bendigo»
Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast, who was very pleased to bottle Hall Gap's.. Land of the fallen giants»
Unico Zelo are an old world style of winemaking co-operative, a congress of Adelaide Hills family growers who take their work seriously, to ensure that their harvests are fashioned into a range of exquisite, artisanally crafted limited edition wines. Italian varietals are the specialty, a class of grapes which grow magnificently within the premier precincts of Adelaide Hills, eco friendly to local flora and fauna, they bloom wonderfully in the parched, unirrigated mesoclimes of native Australia. Made to measure for enthusiasts of the small batch Adelaide Hills style, aficianados of Italianate chic and gourmands at large, the wines of Unico Zelo raise the fruit of dedicated growers to stellar heights,.. The adelaide collective of veteran vignerons»

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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