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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.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

De Ladoucette Marc Bredif Vouvray CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chenin Blanc Loire Valley France
Based in Rochecorbon on the banks of River Loire, at the heart of the Vouvray region, Marc Brédif is one of the most respected labels in France, the largest in Vouvray. Founder Marc Brédif was a winemaking pioneer and innovator, his estate cellars on the Quai de la Loire are carved deep into the chalk countryside, they still hold stocks over a century of age. A region that's synonymous with Chenin Blanc, the freshness and vitality of Loire Valley wines are made even more engaging by the distinctive food friendly styles of Vouvray.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$179.50
Established 1893, the wines of Marc Brédif are the most famous in Vouvray, drawing fruit from twenty acres of the most splendid, picturesque local vineyards. Harvests of Chenin Blanc are collated from choice sites, planted along the banks of the Loire, around the small villages of Vouvray and Vernou Sur Brenne. Grapes are hand picked off vines up to thirty years of age, growing to clay, chalk and silica soils. Parcels are treated to a pneumatic press, the exclusively free run juices are treated to a day or two of cold soak. Batches are vinified in fermenting vats for two months at a controlled 18°C, followed by several months maturation on sedimentery yeast lees before bottling.
Brilliant pale gold hue. A fine bouquet full of white flower aromas and yellow peach fragrances, pear williams and nuttyness, grapefruits and citrus notes. A gentle palate, refreshing and ripe, exhibiting vivacious fruit characters, citrus and honey characters before a length of grapefruit on the delicious, lingering finish. The ideal accompaniement to white meats, casseroles and fine cheese.
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