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Just a few kilometres north of Lowburn, near the windswept shores of frigid Lake Dunstan, atop the parched and laborious terroirs of Central Otago, a high country merino stud between the Amisfield and Parkburn streams was sown to vineyards two decades ago. Grazing country makes magnificent viticulture, the austere alluvial and glacial schist soils now yield the quality of Pinot Noir which has defined Central Otago as the world's most demonstrable marque in full bodied, intensely complex, yet beguilingly seamless Pinot Noir. The challenging terraces which spiral around the fractious knolls of Amisfield Vineyard, sire a sensational range of wines defined by their affable excellence, sound structure and pristine, penetrating varietal fruit... Satiations from the nethermost regions»
Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»

De Ladoucette Marc Bredif Vouvray Collection CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chenin Blanc Loire Valley France
Marc Brédif can count on the finest harvests in Vouvray, twenty acres of the best vineyards, a canon of salubrious south facing vines, planted to unique chalk and silica clay soils known as Aubius. Many have been supplying Brédif for generations and are the source of Loire Valley's most memorable vintages. The great vineyards of Tarbourneau, Clos Chavin and Mailet yield a superior quality Chenin Blanc. The pick of the crop is the eminent Les Vignes Blanches, one of the most celebrated vineyards in all Valley Loire.
Each
$299.99
Dozen
$3599.00
Marc Brédif have long held access to the finest Chenin Blanc vineyards. Grapes are hand harvested in successive passes through the choicest blocks, off vines up to seventy years of age, planted to the vineyards of Vignes Blanches, Tabourneau and Mialet, growing on the first slope up the banks of River Loire, in the communes of Vouvray and Vernou sur Brenne. Only the ripest and healthiest grapes are considered for inclusion. Parcels are treated to a pneumatic press, the exclusively free run juices are treated to a day or two of cold soak followed by vinification in traditional fermentation vats. Upon completion, the wines are held on sedimentery yeast lees for eighteen months before bottling.
Beautiful bright straw green hue. Intense nose develops into ripe bouquets of loquat and white nectarine, gingerbread and floral, nutty fruit notes and pastoral charm. A soft palate exhibiting a balance of evolved fruit characters and lovely freshness, almonds, honey and tinned pear, before a clean acid finish on lingering notes of apple and orange blossoms. Match with fondue and elegantly presented white meat recipes.
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