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Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland and established a vineyard called Bellvale. It is now a place of fully mature vines and old world Burgundian techniques, sur lie et sauvage, barrel ferments and batonnage. Bellvale remains artisanally small batch, just 23 hectares of vine yields a measured harvest of spectacular quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, la saveur de la France from the top pick of Gippsland.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

De Ladoucette Marc Bredif Vouvray CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chenin Blanc Loire Valley France
Marc Brédif are renowned by Loire Valley enthusiasts the world over, they make the most exquisite Chenin Blanc wines from fruit grown to twenty acres of retainer vineyards, planted on the first slopes above the river in Vouvray and Vernou-Sur-Brenne. The wines of Marc Brédif are also famous for their capacity to age gracefully and develop wonderful complexity. The estate's ancient chalk cellars on the Quai de la Loire hold stocks of Marc Brédif Chenin Blanc which are over a hundred years of age.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$329.50
Marc Brédif has long established contracts with local growers who have supplied the estate wineworks for generations, they continue to be the Domaine which sets standards and leads the way in Vouvray. Harvests 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 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 a term of maturation on sedimentery yeast lees before bottling.
Deep honey straw hue. Dried fruit bouquets, figs and prune, quince, honey and acacia notes. A lovely warming palate, baked stonefruits and honeyed fig flavours, citrus anjelica and grapefruit, a lovely softness is balanced by freshness and gentle acidity. A memorable finish of developed fruit characters and freshness. A match to terrine or quenelles, delicate pork recipes and small game.
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