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Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the property and relaunched a softly spoken range of the most exquisite wines. Aspirants of the blue blooded styles from Margaret River will be delighted, redolent reds which bloom with berries and violet cassis, powerfully structured whites with substantial palates and crystalline fruit, chiselled and refined, the veteran vines of Hay Shed Hill... A better block on hay shed hill»

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Pinot Noir Reims Champagne France
Founded in 1776, Champagne Louis Roederer remain one of the few family owned Champagne houses. For two centuries, six succeeding generations have been inspired by the same concern for quality. Jean-Claude Rouzaud, grandson of Madame Camille Olry-Roederer is referred to as the Sage of Champagne. Louis Roederer's fundamental advantage lies in its superb 190-hectare vineyard, which rates 97.5% on the official classification scale, and covers the Pinot Noir crus of Montagne de Reims and Valley de la Marne, with Chardonnay from the Cotes des Blanc.
Each
$739.99
Dozen
$8879.00
The upheavals at the beginning of the 20th century, particular the First World War which destroyed more than half of the estate, led Leon Olry Roederer to reconstruct his entire vineyard. Carte Blanche incorporates the three noble Champagne varietals from more than forty different plots. The wine is an assemblage of six vintages, a component matured in oak casks with weekly batonnage and portion from the Louis Roederer Reserve, wines from great vintages which have been matured in oak casks over several years. The Carte Blanche remains on lees for three years under the Louis Roederer cellars, rested for six months after disgorgement and dosage of 45 gms per litre prior to release.
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