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It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps single vineyard range are all distinct for their expression of place, each articulate.. Big wines from little vineyards»
Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking tally of dozens national Trophies and countless competition Gold. They remain the quiet achieving tour de force behind the most.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»

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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