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Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Longview are one of the most highly awarded wineries in Adelaide Hills, inducted into the South Australia Tourism Hall of Fame for their stately homesteads and the sublime excellence of their vintages. A place of pristine viticulture and breathtaking beauty, where native gums flourish with wild abandon amongst the closely husbanded plantings. It's all captured within the fruit of the wines themselves, the purity of varietal expression, the elegance of tannins and seamless textures, Longview are all about encouraging the grace of a truly resplendent harvest, to retain its eloquence from vineyard to bottling... Natives amongst the vines»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»

Hay Shed Hill Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Modern wines from old vines. Hay Shed Hill Vineyard was planted to vine in 1973, right at the heart of the acclaimed Willyabrup triangle at Margaret River, during the early pioneer days of local viticulture. Hay Shed Hill can now boast of fully mature vines, yielding small amounts of noble varietal grapes which have established the reputation of Margaret River as a world class winegrowing region. Vinified to world's best practice, the Chardonnay of Hay Shed is characterful and charming, resonating with the essence of a truly wonderful site.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
A product of exclusively free run juices from the old vine Gin Gin clone Chardonnay , the very highest in quality with the most intense fruit expression and the lowest in undesirable phenolic skin characters. Clear juices are fermented in French oak barriques, a third of which are new, the balance being one, two and three years old. Following vinification, the wine is matured in the same barriques for a further ten months. No lees stirring or malolactic fermentation is employed, the intent being to preserve and to retain freshness and purity of fruit. The objective is to construct a wine which expresses the character of a superb vineyard within an elegant and restrained style which drinks vibrantly and fresh.
Fresh green tinges within a pale straw colour. Aromas of cut pear and honey dew melon with some zesty citric notes. A very clean nose exhibiting clarity and definition of primary fruit without any overt wood or buttery characters. Fresh and lively with crisp acidity complementing vibrant flavours of stonefruit, melons and citrus. A restrained style offering an extended palate and identifiable Margaret River regionality, finishing clean and bright.
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