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Just outside the Gippsland town of Leongatha, a few minutes down the road from the hallowed grounds at Bass Phillip estate, ten precious acres of exceptional terroir were planted in 1990, to artisanal clones of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. The propitious easterly aspects make the most of morning sun, an auspicious bequeath of fertile Ferrosols oblige the rootstock and infuse the fruit, while reducing the vigor and rationing the harvest. Lucinda Estate was never established as a producer of scale, its scant yields were always destined to be in pursuit of stunning Syrah and the perfect Pinot. Victoria's Gippsland is a place of paradise for vintages in the Burgundy style, a oenological wonderland of restrained releases from vivid little vineyards. Enthusiasts en route to a discovery.. A glimpse of the gippsland grail»
After founding Mornington's eminent Moorooduc Estate and decades crafting the most memorable vintages for Mornington's leading brands, Richard McIntyre established a tiny, single hectare vineyard, on a prominent, high elevation site at Arthur's Seat, with a view to producing limited yields of the most exquisite small batch wines. The techniques of choice are wild yeast ferments, minimal intervention and good French oak, with a nod to traditional Burgundian practices, which allow the wines to speak of provenance, express their specificity of clone and articulate their sense of place. There's not much Bellingham made but every bottle passes through the hands of a team member who has been involved with the vintage since pruning and budburst. An essential inclusion for small batch.. Limited editions by the master of moorooduc»

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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