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Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking.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 resplendent range of wines are complimented by sweet oak and gripping tannins, culminating in vintages of extraordinary flavour and exquisite.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»
Lured to Australia by Alfred Deakin in 1887, the Chaffey Brothers were American irrigation engineers who took up a challenge to develop the dust bowls ofRenmark and Mildura into fruit growing wonderlands. They left our nation an extraordinary legacy and their progeny continue to make good wine. Several generations later, the Chaffey Bros are focused on the fruit of some grand old Barossa and Eden Valley sites. Chosen harvests of extraordinary grapes are the ticket for admission into the exclusive club of Chaffey vineyards. Shiraz is made in several different styles and there's a penchant for obscure white varietals in the Mosel River way. They make wine according to the art of the Parfumier, nothing is bottled unless it represents a profound experience in aromatic complexity. The transcendental excellence of superior.. A splendour of salient sites»

Houghton Wisdom Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Pemberton Western Australia
Have Houghton got Wisdom? You bet, so sayeth Jack Mann, one of Australia's most significant, pioneering winemakers, that when wine reaches the state of sublime, there's no other on earth which can match it! Wisdom is just such a wine, fashioned exclusively from the finest parcels of Pemberton Chardonnay, hand picked from a single site, the very best of Houghton vineyards. A flagship wine of immense stature to accompany the perfect cheese souffle or freshly cooked crayfish, caressed by newburg and amontillado sauce.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$467.00
One of the most mouthfilling Chardonnays to eventuate out of Pemberton, Wisdom has been recipient of the white wine equivelent to the Jimmy Watson trophy, an outstanding achievement. Chardonnay is hand picked into 10Kg picking buckets at varying levels of maturity, taken to the winery and chilled as whole bunches. Fruit is whole bunch pressed in small batches to capture and retain the maximum level of flavours. Houghton has been making wines in the same cellar since the 1850s and has built up it's own population of ambient yeasts. Juices are transferred to a selection of exclusively Burgundy coopered French oak barriques for indigenous yeast ferments and nine months ageing on lees.
Pale straw hue. Lovely complex aromas of peach and lemon citrus with nuances of lemon curd, walnut and oak spice. The palate is vibrant and full flavoured with abundant fruit characters. Finely textured with creamy complexity, derived from extended lees contact, a fine acid finish, bound in rich, creamy textures for a wine great length and exquisite balance.
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