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Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea Estate yield the quality of Mornington that.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
Moet & Chandon originally acquired the Green Point property, an old dairy farm at Coldstream along Maroondah Highway, with a vision of establishing a prestigious Australian label. Set in the verdant hills of Victoria's propitious Yarra Valley, Domain Chandon continue to over deliver, completely dedicated to the production of the finest quality, cool climate table wines. The excellence of their renowned sparklings are due in no small part to the quality of the estate's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A regimen of extravagant Burgundian techniques, achieve a range of superlative Yarra Valley table.. These old yarra valley vines are just getting better»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»

Mitchell Watervale Museum Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Clare Valley South Australia
Mitchell Watervale shows amazing intensity of flavour, articulate of its Clare Valley provenance, all the winemaking team need do is preserve the character of organically grown fruit as it proceeds through the vinification. Intense with tangy lime characters, citrus florals, thistle milk and talc, a refreshing Riesling of exquisite elegance, divine balance and poise. Wild ferments, lees contact and an extended term of bottle age all serve to soften the palate, its luxurious minerality resolves on a racy, crisp and gratifyingly drying finish.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$335.00
Mitchell's largest vineyard is located at Watervale, several kilometres south of the estate wineworks. Set on the exposed eastern slopes of undulating hills, with long rows of vine, this can be a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. The isolation and chills has led to it becoming known among the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz, which only ever yields around two ton per acre, is particularly well suited to Riesling, infusing the fruit with great depth of flavour. The fully mature vines are planted to soils that are rich red brown loam and clay over limestone, at an altitude between 300 and 400 metres.
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