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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 Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk proudly hosts the largest, single holding of Marsanne on the planet. Tahbilk's original rows of Shiraz are commonly cited as one of the great vineyards of the world,.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography, a number of northeast slopes which catch the early sun yet shade the vines from afternoon heat. A natural endowment of rich Jurassic soils which impart wonderful.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»

Hewitson Gun Metal Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
The overriding geological feature of Eden Valley is the metal grey, rocky outcrops of slate and granite. A single vineyard Riesling of exceptional freshness, intensity and longevity, from one of the best Eden Valley sites, Gun Metal is the perfect name, a reference to the grey coloured stone scattered throughout the vineyard and the piquant, steely minerality of the finished wine.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Eden Valley, perched high above the Barossa, is recognized as one of the world's finest Riesling growing appellations. Riesling has been grown here for over 150 years. Elevated approximately 450 to 550 meters above sea level, the region's cool climate provides ideal conditions for great Riesling fruit to flourish. The spartan soils and rocky terrain deliver distinctively varietal characters that are unique to Eden Valley. Closely cropped and fastidiously managed, the Hewitson source vineyard yields magnificent fruit. Hand picked grapes are low in pH with fantastic acidity and complete flavour development. Following fermentations, Gun Metal is treated to a settling and cold filtration before bottling.
Bright, light straw in colour. Lemon blossom perfumes, granny smith apple and lime zest on the bouquet. A wine of great intensity, bursting with fresh citrus flavours of limes and lemon, finishing with a talcum powder minerality characteristic of first growth Eden Valley Riesling. The powerful fruit and balancing acidity make Gun Metal a totally envigorating drink today, while offering the promise of great longevity and ongoing development.
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