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Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial pebbles and infused by the minerality of quartz schists, the opportune vines yield a small range of wines, made by environmental purists in the old fashioned way,.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»
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 Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley wine... Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Beechworth attracts the most artisanal winemakers, the region's rich mineral soils and parched, undulating terrains, breed wines of vigorous flavour, crystalline textures and boney savoury tannins. The first parcel of Crown Land in the region was acquired by Isaac Phillips in 1857, he christened his estate Golden Ball and built a hotel named Honeymooners Inn, servicing miners on their way up the steep trails to the Beechworth goldfields. The old pub remains but the surrounding land has been turned over to viticulture, planted to vine in the nineteen naughties, it produces a quality of wine that's reserved for the nation's most exclusive winelists. Served by savvy sommeliers and savoured by the most discerning patrons, the limited releases of Golden Ball are an essential experience for aspirants of grand Victorian.. Small batches of beechworth's best»

Katnook Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Coonawarra South Australia
Founder's Block are fashioned to contemporary tastes, ideally for enthusiasts who know their wine and can appreciate the accessability of a drink early, fruit forward style. Coonawarra and Sauvignon Blanc are old mates who've spent many years together, sharing countless weekend overs around the local cricket pitch. Full of lively fruit flavours, refreshingly unwooded and vitally crisp, Founders Block is a soothing Coonawarra elixir, brimming with gooseberry lemongrass characters, underscored by dainty florals and a fine mineral grip.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
Pale straw with light green hues. Appealing fresh varietal herbaceous fruit with light tropical tones, hints of lemongrass, citrus and light florals. Attractive fruity palate with subtle herbaceousness, light goosberry and citrus flavours. A delicious, cleanly flavoured wine with zesty lingering fresh acid finish. Ideal with baked cheese nibbles, oysters and shellfish snacks.
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