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Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
An ongoing resurrection of some fabulous old vines, a distinguished Blewitt Springs site and a range of the most spectacular McLaren Vale wines. When Kelly and Bondar acquired Rayner Vineyard in 2013, they knew that everything depended on the management of site and soil to achieve the excellence of wine they had in mind. The most fastidious husbanding regimens and a tightly scheduled evolution towards organic viticulture, the propitious Rayner vines have never yielded finer harvests, all translating into a tour de force across the entire Bondar range. Salient quality and penurious pricing make for a compelling mix. Old vines grown to salubrious soils, the harvest timed to perfection, a precision picking of fruit at just the right hour of day, aimed at capturing and bottling the exquisite expression of place. Bondar's graceful Grenache releases are brimming with bright.. Model mclaren macerations»

Lenton Brae Semillon Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River Western Australia
Lenton Brae can justifiably claim to be one of Margaret River's leading proponents of the ebullient fusion between Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, having claimed multi trophies and gold medals for the style at regional, state and national competitions. The site was chosen after a chance conversation with the owner of Moss Wood who mentioned that the soils were uniformly excellent and equal to those of the eminent vineyard nearby. The overriding philosophy at Lenton Brae is to construct wines which rank among the Margaret River's finest.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
The Lenton Brae property is planted to the finest soils in Wilyabrup, which is itself celebrated as one of the the most prestigious sub regions of Margaret River. The prevailing dry conditions during the final period of fruit ripening in early autumn allow for low humidity and disease pressures. The gravelly loams over clay base retains moisture and encourages root penetration, providing perfect conditions for the early ripening varietals of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Parcels are vinified to retain freshness and vitality under cool temperatures, facilitating a gradual conversion of sugar into alcohol by selected yeasts, a portion is barrel fermented in new French oak for added richness and complexity.
Light green/ yellow straw hue. Beautifully perfumed wine, fresh grasses, myrtle and lychee fragrances, supported by mineral notes, wet pebble and slate. Sauvignon Blanc contributes aromatic elements while Semillon provides weight and depth of flavour. Lenton Brae will soften and develop the honeyed, toasty characters so desirable of bottle age.
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