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William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of McLaren Vale shiraz; licorice, dark chocolate, savoury firm, ripe tannins, blackberry, positive oak the icing on the cake. Terrific value. Oh yes, he suggests that it should be enjoyed by.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »

Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
The Mount Riley team practise an earth to bottle discipline of winemaking and viticulture, a totally holistic endeavour which can operate around the clock to get the fruit in on time, right at the most perfect point of ripening. What gives Mount Riley estate it's greatest edge however are it's splendid vineyards which yield immaculate harvests of generously flavoured fruit. Mount Riley make the essential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, its appeal gains momentum with white wine enthusiasts throughout the world of wine, after every new vintage.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$191.00
Harvests of the finest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc are treated to the most exacting regimens, a final quality control is applied at the blending stage to ensure that only the finest parcels are bottled under the Mount Riley label. A collation of several vineyards is assembled from the better viticultural precincts of Marlborough, the majority sourced from within Wairau Valley provides the distinctive Mount Riley style, a further component from Awatere Valley adds structure and complexity. Grapes are crushed and destemmed prior to pressing. Vinification is initiated in temperature controlled fermenters through the introduction of Mount Riley cultures, to preserve the lifted aromatics of Marlborough fruit. Alcohol 13.0%
Light yellow straw hue. The bouquet is powerfully aromatic with layers of tropical fruits, capsicum and racy gooseberries. Pungent capsicum, grapefruit and stonefruit aromas are complimented by clean cut grass and mineral notes. The palate is invitingly fresh with citrus, overlaid mineral characters, beautifully balanced with ripe fruit flavours and a subtle acidity. Enjoy as aperitif or match to seafood and light meats.
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