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Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing.. The wonderful wines of wicks»
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»
The very first blocks of vine planted at Scotchmans Hill, are now in their fourth decade. Set aside for bottling as a range of limited release, single vineyard wines, they represent the first growth of viticulture from the fertile crescent of Port Phillip's western shore. Crafted to traditional old world techniques, very similar to the great Crus of la Bourgogne, they afford the true enthusiast an opportunity to engage with the decadent delights of the greater Geelong, as sampled alongside Gruyere, game and the finest gourmandise... All the best from scotchmans hill»
Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»

Moppity Lock Key Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Tumbarumba New South Wales
Lock & Key redefines the style of New South Wales Chardonnay. The cool climes of Tumbarumba at the foothills of Snowy Mountains are ideally suited to producing lean, elegant and refined Chardonnay wines. The region is fast gaining recognition as a source of Australia's finest fruit, it has been selected by the nation's most distinguished winemakers for the development of exciting new vineyards. Lock & Key unravels an elegant palate of abundant ripe cashew citrus characters, melon and stonefruit flavours.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Moppity are in full embrace of the philosophy that great wines are made in the vineyard. There's also nothing generic about Moppity's Lock & Key efforts, they reflect their unique geographic origins, the ultimate expression of soil and microclime. Every effort is made in the vineyard to achieve quality fruit. Minimal irrigation, bunch thinning and careful pruning ensure low yields of concentrated grapes, providing wines of compelling regional and varietal distinction. Parcels of Tumbarumba Chardonnay are isolated on the basis of pure varietal expression and intensity of flavour. Exclusively free run juices are treated to lees battonage and partially barrel fermented in a selection of fine French oak barriques.
Brilliant, clean, pale yellow colour. Bright and lifted with citrus, fig and nutty complexity. Best described as a new world Chablis, the palate is long and lean with citrus, white peach and excellent minerality before a spicy, nutty finish. Although partially fermented in French hogsheads, the oak plays a subtle background role, allowing the fruit to do the talking.
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