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Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography, a number of northeast slopes which catch.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»
Moet & Chandon originally acquired the Green Point property, an old dairy farm at Coldstream along Maroondah Highway, with a vision of establishing a prestigious Australian label. Set in the verdant hills of Victoria's propitious Yarra Valley, Domain Chandon continue to over deliver, completely dedicated to the production of the finest quality, cool climate table wines. The excellence of their renowned sparklings are due in no small part to the quality of the estate's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A regimen of extravagant Burgundian techniques, achieve a range of superlative Yarra Valley table.. These old yarra valley vines are just getting better»
Clonakilla are one of our nation's most eminent vineyard wineries, a tiny production operation, established by a CSIRO scientist at Murrumbateman, very near Canberra. It turned out to be a fortuitous planting, with a climate not dissimilar to Bordeaux and northern Rhone, the Clonakilla property now occupies a rank next to the mighty Grange on the prestigious Exceptional Langtons Classification, it yields vintages of Australia's most invaluable Shiraz. At $26.99, the estate's entry level belies its stature and excellence within the pantheon of great Australian wine, an essential experience this week for all enthusiasts, a canny choice for shrewd and judicious aspirants of elite new world Shiraz... Here's what our most picky pundits prefer»

Kooyong Estate Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Mornington Victoria
Consistently one of Mornington's very best, a meticulously crafted single vineyard Chardonnay, from fruit grown to 3½ coddled hectares at Tuerong. Kooyong is a true domain in viticultural terms, founders Chris and Gail Aytward were inspired to establish vines on a very special piece of terroir, chosen for its potential to produce quality fruit. The vineyard itself was husbanded from the ground up, with a view to growing Mornington's finest Chardonnay. A fully engaging, richly barrel fermented, mineral and quartz style of new world Chardonnay.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$227.50
A mix of several Chardonnay clones, selectively picked off exclusively estate grown vines, trained to trellis vertical shoot position on the Farrago and Faultline blocks. Faultline makes wines that are richer and fuller than Farrago, articulating greater textural characters and supported by the inherent minerality. Farrago Chardonnay is defined by its very linear character and strong minerality, the premier wine with the greatest potential. Fruit is whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented in a selection of new and seasoned French oak, without any added yeast, followed by a year's maturation Sur lie.
Vibrant pale straw with hints of gold. The nose shows lemon peel, grapefruit and wet stones. Palate has richness but is kept tight and focused by bright acidity running the entire length. Youthful and intensely flavoured, with bright citrus notes as well as sherbet, jelly crystals, mandarin and some oatmeal with hazelnut. Shows power, concentration and youth at the moment as it continues gain complexity.
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