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Established 1853 by George Friedrich Schmidt, who acquired eighteen choice hectares of viticulture at Tanunda along Siegersdorf Road, for the peppercorn price of a pound per acre, Haan endures as one of the Barossa's quietly achieving, arcane old vineyards. Distinguished in the 21st century by a streak of prestigious industry accolades, Australian Wine Producer of Year, Gold Medal and Trophy for Best Blended Red at the illustrious London International Wine & Spirit Competition. Much of Haan's modest production is always retained by the softly spoken estate's most ardent enthusiasts. Shrewd aspirants will also seize the opportunity to retain a case or two of the heirloom vineyard's most recent vintage. A graceful style of opaque fruit characters, savoury and.. Tanunda tradition»
Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, his continuing role as chairman allows him to constantly keep abreast.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»
The story of Langmeil begins with early Barossa settlement, planted to Shiraz by Christian Auricht in the 1840s, the estate vineyards were restored by the Lindner and Bitter families during the 1990s. Some of Herr Auricht's original plantings are still in production, three and a half priceless acres of gnarled, dry grown vines which provided the cuttings for much of Langmeil's refurbished heirloom parcels. A princely range of old, to very old single vineyard wines, delineated by the eloquence of each unique site, defined by the provenance of history and pioneer folklore. Saved from the ravages of time by the hand of providence and generations of dedicated Barossa growers... The legacy landscapes of langmeil»

Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon Cellar Release CONFIRM VINTAGE

Semillon Hunter Valley New South Wales
Hunter Valley Semillon is one of Australia's great contributions to the world of wine. The grapes at harvest are characterised by an ideal pH and perfect acidity. The completed wines exhibit handsome colour and a bright bouquet before a superb palate with excellent depth and great length of flavour. Every year, a limited quantity of Elizabeth Semillon is reserved for extended ageing in perfect conditions under the McWilliam cellars. Upon release the wine shows all the classic characters of Hunter Valley Semillon, beautiful honey flavours and golden toastyness.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$335.00
An accessible Hunter Valley classic, Mount Pleasant has established itself as an Australian benchmark. Mount Pleasant's continued efforts to hold back bottles of Elizabeth Semillon until at the peak of development is repeatedly vindicated by the wine's incredible run of successes at major wine shows. Elizabeth has claimed dozens of trophies and countless medals throughout her long and illustrious history. All grapes are hand picked, de-stemmed and crushed, the musts are chilled and juices drained. After forty eight hours settling, the clear juices are racked off, warmed and inoculated. A long, cool vinification is employed to retain the character of vintage, bottled three weeks after completion.
Lovely deep straw hue. Effusive and intense, the complex aroma carries all the attributes of Hunter Semillon, lemon with lime, passionfruit, sherbet and hints of cut straw. Elizabeth has grown rich and mature Semillon characters after several years of bottle age. Fine, delicate and persistent exhibiting ripe acidity and a juicy, fleshy middle palate. Quintessential Semillon attributes of honeysuckle and lemon curd tantalize the taste buds.
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