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There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
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»
Mount Difficulty are a commune of growers, established 1998 within the elite dress circle of Central Otago vineyards. Propitiously placed around the ancient goldfields of Cromwell Basin, their harvests had long been called upon for bottling under the labels of New Zealand's most conspicuous brands. Launched as a limited release of small batch, single block vintages, the co operative of accomplished growers, has evolved through critical acclaim and word of mouth, into a formidable range of Central Otago, defined by their excellence and exquisite eloquence of.. Venerable vignerons of the very deep south»
Discovered by Dr Bertel Sundstrup in 1987, after a long search for the perfect site, the amphitheatre known as Dalrymple is a mere twelve hectares of sun drenched bucolic idyll, at the very heart of superior viticulture on the beauteous Apple Isle. This is Piper's Brook central, a place of auspicious winegrowing climes, long hours of sunlight and extended ripening seasons, which yield fruit of remarkable succulence, gracious acids and satin tannins. Dalrymple are a small, unincorporated winegrowing concern, whose accord with the elements and devotion to the land, are best articulated by the leisured pursuits of their chief vigneron, whose favourite pastimes.. The verdant nook on pipers brook»

Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Margaret Barker Western Australia
The crafting and assemblage of Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc focuses on the regional eloquence of fruit, to build layers of flavour, structure and texture, while permitting the influence of terroir and clime to speak. A fine and linear wine, displaying an intensity of natural Riesling charm, Mount Barker brings unique gooseberry and stonefruit characters, lime citrus and refined acidity. Margaret River contributes palate weight and varietal fruit, lemon /lime citrus and black currant, exquisitely perfumed by notes of elder flower and sweet herb.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
Howard Park are only ever produced in small quantities, conspicuous for their exquisite balance between elegance and power. Their well defined Sauvignon Blanc exhibits wonderfully pungent aromatics, the Margaret River component especially contributes wonderful palate weight to the finished wine. Most of the batches are kept separate throughout the vinification to maintain delicate fruit flavours. Grapes are immediately processed to ensure the highest quality free run juices, tighter and more finely structured without any phenolic character. A component is oak barrel fermented to add complexity and richness. A number of blends are trialled to achieve a wine that's powerful while elegant.
Light straw, green hues. Bouquet exhibits a wonderfully fragrant nose of snow pea, guava and dried sage with hints of passionfruit. Juicy and tight, citrus acidity, the palate offers herbal and grassy notes along with some weight from the barrel ferments. Fashioned into a drink now styling, Howard Park finishes on a length of crisp acidity and refined palate texture, fruit driven and brightly lit.
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