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Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»
Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»
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.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
Established 1853 by George Friedrich Schmidt, who acquired eighteen choice hectares of viticulture at Tanunda along Siegersdorf Road, for the peppercorn price of a pound per acre, Haan endures as one of the Barossa's quietly achieving, arcane old vineyards. Distinguished in the 21st century by a streak of prestigious industry accolades, Australian Wine Producer of Year, Gold Medal and Trophy for Best Blended Red at the illustrious London International Wine & Spirit Competition. Much of Haan's modest production is always retained by the softly spoken estate's most ardent enthusiasts. Shrewd aspirants will also seize the opportunity to retain a case or two of.. Tanunda tradition»

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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