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The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless excellence. Enthusiasts of grand old brands with a provenance and history are advised to avail themselves of a case or two Shiraz from.. The alluring case for craven's place»
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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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