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At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty Mediterranean braises or char grilled rib... That's perfect for porterhouse»
Great wines from the Great Southern, the nether southwest rump of the continent, which yields the most astonishing quality vintages, both red and white. Castelli are a family of renewable power engineers, who are at their happiest picking grapes off vines. Boutique and very hands on, their efforts have been rewarded by prestigious international accolades, including Royal Perth Trophy for Best Chardonnay, San Francisco and International Wine Challenge Gold for Cabernet Sauvignon, Sydney Blue Gold for Shiraz. Defined by weighty palates, edifying complexity and statuesque grace, the entire range of Castelli represent an inspiring opportunity for immersion into the chiselled and strapping, stately Great Southern styling... Wonderfully winsome whiffs from the west»

Mike Press Adelaide Hills Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
Mike Press is one of the nation's most experienced winemakers. After a long and distinguished career, which began under the tutelage of the legendary Max Schubert, Mike settled on a site at Lobethal in Adelaide Hills to grow grapes during a term of semi retirement. He chose his ground well, he lives comfortably amongst the vines and is delighted every year with harvests of the finest fruit. The undulating aspects and favourable mesoclimes of Mike's vineyard yield a quality of Chardonnay which has been repeatedly listed in the illustrious Halliday 1OO.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$173.00
The ideal growing seasons and measured rainfalls of Adelaide Hills make complex yet elegant Chardonnay wines. The twenty four acres, single vineyard Kenton Valley property was selected by Mike Press on the basis of its cool microclime, its optimal altitudes of 500 metres above sea level and level of precipitation that's similar to many of the great winegrowing regions in the old world. Vines are all closely managed, a priority is placed on quality over quantity. Chardonnay is hand harvested throughout the cool of early morning to retain the pristine fruit characters. Grapes are treated to a cool vinification and bottled unoaked, to capture and preserve the immediacy and vitality of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.
Light pale straw hue. A vibrant nose of grapefruit and melons, apples and nectarine, a discernible, highly regional Adelaide Hills bouquet. Crisp and refreshing palate brimming with layers of fruit, grassy notes, minerality and complexity provide interest. A length of stonefruit flavours are balanced by aromatic grapefruit characters before a clean acid finish.
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