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Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography, a number of northeast slopes which catch the early sun yet shade the vines from afternoon heat. A natural endowment of rich Jurassic soils which impart wonderful mineral characters and textures into the finished wines. Limited yields of immaculate fruit, artisanal winemaking by leading vignerons of the apple isle, a no expense spared approach in the elevage and quality of oak, the wines of Clarence House are a treat for enthusiasts on a quest to procure the elusive vintages of an original Van Diemen's Chateau... Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»

De Ladoucette Marc Bredif Vouvray Brut CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chenin Blanc Loire Valley France
The sparkling wines of Valley Loire are known for their vitality, freshness and affable drinkability. Within the picturesque and undulating, chateau lined terroirs of the greater Loire, lies the Appellation d'origine contrôlée of Vouvray, a region which yields a quality of sparkling that's rather unique, more generous and appealing, with an engaging complexity of flavour and delicate mousse. Marc Brédif was established 1893, one of the oldest maison in the commune, it remains the largest, a pioneer of the gently pétillant style of Vouvray sparkling.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$335.00
Parcels of Chenin Blanc are normally harvested around October, off fully mature vines, twenty or more years of age, planted north to south on the clay limestone hillsides of Vouvray and Vernou sur Brenne. Bunches are selectively hand picked and sorted into crates, keeping only the healthiest grapes for vinification. Fruit is treated to a pneumatic press, the finest runs are retained and cold settled for a day or two. Juices are vinified for a month at a controlled 16°C, to preserve fruit character while enhancing complexity. A component of reserve wines are included in the assemblage, bottled for two and a half years under cellar at 12°C, followed by degorgement and liqueur dosage.
Straw gold hue, a supple effervesence. Stonefruits and honeyed citrus notes, light jasmine and apple notes. Creamy palate offering good weight of fruit, a clean, revitalizing sparkling showing developed fig characters behind fresh cut citrus, pear and apple flavours. An exquisite aperitif style and splendid food wine, to match with seafoods, avocado recipes or canapes.
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