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Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and branded their Metala fruit as Brothers In Arms. The quality of wine re established Metala as a vineyard of global significance and claimed George Mackay Trophy as Australia's foremost export. Cohorts of the stately Langhorne Creek style will be pleased by the palate weight, structure and seamlessness of Brothers.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»

Lawsons Dry Hills Pinot Gris CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio Marlborough New Zealand
Sourced from low yielding sites which are managed to yield an exceptional quality of Pinot Gris. Slow ripening mesoclimes and a wonderful level of flavour development, extensive leaf plucking and crop thinning, produce a wine with great complexity and a lovely texture that can only be realized from harvests of the most concentrated fruit, subtle oak treatments, a judicious amount of malolactic influence and extravagant lees stirring regimens.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
Fruit is sourced from the Lawson's Dry Hills property at Waihopai Valley, the balance is picked off adjacent Barnsley vineyard and Dave Eatwell's densely planted hillside vineyard in Omaka Valley. Each site is separately harvested and handled. Grapes are picked through several passes and gently pressed, free runs are filled to fermenters, secondary light pressings are sent to older French oak barriques and puncheons for vinification. Parcels are inoculated with Alsace yeasts and stirred weekly to encourage rich autolysis. After several months resting on sedimentery lees, the best batches are assembled with the pick of barrel ferments into the finished wine.
Light straw yellow hue. Intense pear drop and honeysuckle, red apple and subtle creamy vanilla aromas. Medium bodied with gentle acidity, the palate is rich and round with impressive length and just a sliver of sweetness. Pear and red apple, citrus and poached pear combine with the mealy textures and flavours derived from lees stirring and barrel ferments to produce an elegant, complex wine.
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