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Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk proudly hosts the largest, single holding of Marsanne on the planet. Tahbilk's original rows of Shiraz are commonly cited as one of the great vineyards of the world, regularly sampled at international competitions against.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea Estate yield the quality of Mornington that have to be experienced... Mornington's westernmost vineyards»

Leabrook Estate Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
Leabrook is made to be marvellously eloquent with all the intense perfumery, crisp flavours and revitalizing acidity, which have so endeared adherents of the Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc style. All the work in constructing such a wine happens in the vineyard, the challenge for the winemaker is to preserve the character and allow the charming fuit to speak for itself. A minimal handling of the precious grapes and long cool ferments, serve to retain all the lovely expressions which lie just below the skin.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
Light straw yellow hues. Sweet fruit aromas, melons and passionfruit, apples, greenery of the garden, hessian and herb. Intensely flavoured palate, dressed with refined acidity and lined with exquisite balance, hints of fragrant grasses and crisp orchard notes, succulent green apple and fresh melon flavours, retaining soft natural acidity, an extremely long finish and aftertaste.
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