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Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland and established a vineyard called Bellvale. It is now a place of fully mature vines and old world Burgundian techniques, sur lie et sauvage, barrel ferments and batonnage. Bellvale remains artisanally small batch, just 23 hectares of vine yields a measured harvest of spectacular quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, la saveur de la France from the top pick of Gippsland.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

Jamiesons Run Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Limestone Coast South Australia
Since the early 1950s, Jamiesons Run have been at the forefront of viticulture, sourcing the best fruit from the finest Limestone Coast vineyards. Chardonnay is monitored throughout the season, earmarked by the winemaking team, parcels are selected on the basis of luscious stonefruit characters, physiological ripeness and refreshing redolence. The balanced new age style of Chardonnay, showing tight citrus fruit character and cleansing acidity, achieving length of flavour and clean finish. Serve alongside yabbies or west coast marron in chervil coconut curry!
Jamiesons Run is named after the original property where Mildara Wines was established by the Chaffey brothers in 1888. Various fermentation techniques are used on individual parcels of Chardonnay to build complexity into the finished wine. Components are barrel fermented in a selection of French and American oak casks under temperature controlled conditions. Some parcels are tank fermented, others are vinified on solids, a portion underwent malolactic to soften the wine. Many of the barrel fermented parcels are aged under oak, treated to extended lees contact for added complexity. Oak maturation contributes to the bouquet and palate but the fruit remains in balance and up front.
Pale straw, lime green hues. An attractive and inviting nose of lifted grapefruit, lemons and white peach over subtle nutty oak. On the tongue are rich varietal flavours with a creamy mouthful, giving great length and structure. Fresh and zesty palate with crisp flavours of citrus and red apple, infused by subtle, integrated oak.
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