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After founding Mornington's eminent Moorooduc Estate and decades crafting the most memorable vintages for Mornington's leading brands, Richard McIntyre established a tiny, single hectare vineyard, on a prominent, high elevation site at Arthur's Seat, with a view to producing limited yields of the most exquisite small batch wines. The techniques of choice are wild yeast ferments, minimal intervention and good French oak, with a nod to traditional Burgundian practices, which allow the wines to speak of provenance, express their specificity of clone and articulate their sense of place. There's not much Bellingham made but every bottle passes through the hands of a team member who has been involved with the vintage since pruning and budburst. An essential inclusion for small batch Pinotphiles in the know, there has never been a more limited release of a marvelous Mornington marque... Limited editions by the master of moorooduc»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent the Grand Cru of identifiably terroir driven, small vineyard Australian Shiraz... The likely lads of drummond's lane»

Kooyong Estate Kooyong Faultline Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Mornington Victoria
Kooyong Estate was established with a view to craft the most articulate wines, minimal harvests from measured blocks which are defined by their eloquence. There's less than a half hectare of vines earmarked for Faultline, a place of propitious deep clay soils which yield Chardonnay of exquisite earthy characters, great depth and fuller, richer palate. Hand picked grapes are gently whole bunch pressed into French oak barriques for a spontaneous ambient yeast ferment, followed by a year's maturation on sedimentery yeast lees, bottled unfined and minimal filtration.
Yellow straw hues. Bouquet of maritime Mornington breeze, seaweed and iodine, preserved lemon and a touch of stone fruit, notes of ginger, struck match and lees derived richness. The long, linear palate is tightly focused around pristine citrus and stone fruit characters, hints of oatmeal and cashew, a luxuriously intense saline acidity.
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