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By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»
Originally formulated by John Charles Brown OBE in 1954 and crafted to this very day in the exact same manner, Brown Brothers flagship icon endures as one of the nation's most distinguished single vineyard wines. Mondeuse plantings were brought to Australia in the early 1900s by the legendary Francois de Castella of St Hubert fame, they have remained the most precious parcel of Brown Brothers heirloom vines since the 1920s. At Milawa, Mondeuse translates into an inky, deeply tannic wine, it forms synergies with the sweet fruit plumpness of Shiraz and statuesque elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon to coalesce into a rich, opulent style of eloquence and structure... The brown brothers most closely guarded secret»

De Ladoucette Marc Bredif Vouvray Collection CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chenin Blanc Loire Valley France
Marc Brédif was established in the 1890s but the Domaine can boast a history which dates back to 1550. Ancient troglodyte cellars, which contain local wines over a hundred years of age, were carved into the underlying chalk during the tenth century, among the finest and most extensive Chais in Valley Loire. Marc Brédif make the finest and most ageworthy Vouvray Chenin Blanc, wines which drink magnificently on release, they develop lovely white fruit rancio characters as they mature, honeyed complexities, nuttyness and fig.
Each
$579.99
Dozen
$6959.00
Marc Brédif was a pioneer and leading winemaker, he made a great contribution in bringing the wines of Vouvray to the world. Baron Patrick de Ladoucette acquired Domaine Marc Brédif in 1980 and continues the tradition, crafting wines in the same way under the original cellars, from fruit grown to the very same local vineyards. Chenin Blanc is assembled from choice sites, 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 nine months maturation on sedimentery yeast lees before bottling.
Golden straw hue. Nose of green apples and stonefruit, honeyed citrus, acacia florals, hawthorn and fig. Generously layered palate, valencia orange and ripe apple, pine nuts and fragrant orange blossom notes before a complex, long and lingering finish of honeyed citrus and pear. Will accompany all fine cuisine, a great match to recipes which call on camembert and brie.
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