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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»
Josef Chromy OAM escaped from war torn Czechoslovakia as a penniless 19 year old in 1950, he fled across minefields, evading soldiers and killer dogs, ultimately finding a new home in the lucky country. Chromy has been a long standing principal in the Tasmanian food and wine industry, he established Tasmania's leading brands, including Bay of Fires, Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. At 76 years young, he launched his namesake label, planting one of the apple isle's most stately vineyards and gazetting Tasmania's most compellingly stylish range of wines. Chromy's sensational vintages are as conspicuous for the uniqueness of their character as they are for their sublime and articulate charm. They divide the industry press and excite all adherents of engaging, eloquent & decidedly provocative Tasmanian.. Tasty treats from the apple isle»
Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding and black. Best's Great Western endures as one of the new world's most preeminent, yet bewilderingly soft spoken viticultural estates. Just quietly, the wines are.. Carn the concongella cabernet»

Leeuwin Estate Leeuwin Prelude Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Leeuwin are particularly adept at vinifying world class Chardonnay, the estate's flagship is Langtons Classified, a member of the most elite rank in Australian wine. On three occasions, Leeuwin have been listed on the Wine & Spirits International Winery of Year and included in the prestigious 1OO Vins De Legende. Prelude Vineyard is an elite site, closely managed by the highly decorated Chardonnay artificers at Leeuwin, to yield a tghtly focused wine with layers of impeccably clean flavour, a remarkable balance and exquisite style.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$371.00
Chardonnay is a grape that Leeuwin does exceptionally well. Winemaking however is an art as well as a science and it is here where the skills of the staff combine with technology. Broadly following European old world practices, Leeuwin remain focused on achieving complexity, balance and longevity in their wines. Strict temperature controls, Bucher pneumatic presses and a cellar of imported French oak are at the disposal of the winemaker to ensure that the fruit is transformed into the finest Margaret River Chardonnay. Enhanced by a regimen of lees stirring over the course of many months, Prelude achieves the ultimate balance while maturing in a selection of fine French oak barriques. Alcohol 13.5%
Brilliant straw green hue. A bright and vibrant bouquet portraying beurre bosc, fresh lime wedge and ripe fig. Complex and layered palate, features a delicate lemon, pear and lime fruit spectrum at the forefront. Mealy notes, gunflint and subtleties of nougat, fragrant jasmine and sweet spice provide breadth to an elegant nose. Delicately textured with vibrant grapefruit and freshly cut lime, width and complexity enhanced by fluffy nougat notes.
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