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Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless vines were saved by master Ed Schild from complete annihilation. One of the smallest yielding blocks in the land, Moorooroo endures as one of the world's most.. The fruit of vines established 1836»
Jack Mann reigns eternal as the greatest winemaker in the history of the Australian west. Jack Mann's son Tony grew up amongst the vineyards of Houghton but took a keener interest in things Cricket. He exelled at both pursuits but is best remembered as the legendary leg spinner Tony Rocket Mann. During his off seasons away from the pitch, Tony would plant parcels of vine alongside his illustruious father Jack and his own young son Robert. The fully grown Robert now makes his own wine, from fruit of the very vines sown by Jack and Tony Mann. Robert learned from his grandfather that great winemaking required a spiritual oneness with nature. The birds and the bees play a pivotal role in achieving a harvest of the most personable grapes. The ultimate quality of the ferments are decided by the character of yeasts as they.. Whence the west was won»
The story of Langmeil begins with early Barossa settlement, planted to Shiraz by Christian Auricht in the 1840s, the estate vineyards were restored by the Lindner and Bitter families during the 1990s. Some of Herr Auricht's original plantings are still in production, three and a half priceless acres of gnarled, dry grown vines which provided the cuttings for much of Langmeil's refurbished heirloom parcels. A princely range of old, to very old single vineyard wines, delineated by the eloquence of each unique site, defined by the provenance of history and pioneer folklore. Saved from the ravages of time by the hand of providence and generations of dedicated Barossa growers... The legacy landscapes of langmeil»

Hugel Gentil CONFIRM VINTAGE

Gewurztraminer Muscat Pinot Gris Riesling Sylvaner PinotBlan Alsace France
The splendid Alsatian tradition, of assembling wines across a number of varietals, into a whole that's greater than the sum of parts. Hugel offers the suave, spicyness of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris and finesse of Riesling, grapiness of Muscat and refreshing character of Sylvaner, within a single, exquisitely balanced wine. The long and cool growing season of the Riquewihr plateau, makes a major contribution to the cohesion of this unique, dry wine, adding finesse and encouraging a harmonious integration of the complex characters.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$335.00
A kaleidoscope of varietal fruit characters, assembled from exclusively hand picked grapes, off vines twenty five years of age, predominantly planted to clay and limestone soils, in a dozen of the finest precincts in and around Riquewihr. Grapes are picked into small tubs and treated to a gravity filled press, without any pumping or mechanical interventions, to retain the integrity of fruit. Musts are decanted for a few hours, followed by vinification in temperature controlled barrels or vats at 18°C to 24°C. Batches are racked and allowed to clarify by cold settling throughout the course of winter. Components are lightly filtered the following spring, bottled and aged under the Hugel cellars until release.
Bright pale green hues. Fresh, and deeply fragrant, blossom florals, jasmine and rose, almond and acacia, white peaches and pear, bitter orange and spice. Discreetly elegant and dry palate, soundly structured body and great length, lightly opulent, its finish is well scented, aromatic and crisp. Enjoy young, for its frank, aromatic bouquet, reflecting the diversity of each Alsace grape.
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