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Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the property and relaunched a softly spoken range of the most exquisite wines. Aspirants of the blue blooded styles from Margaret River.. A better block on hay shed hill»
Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»

Kreglinger Norfolk Rise Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Limestone Coast South Australia
Subtle variances in terroir differentiate Norfolk Rise vineyard from other sites, just part of the complex formula to producing quality cool climate Sauvignon Blanc of the highest order. The perfect environment lends itself to the formation of esters which translate into the most flavoursome and elegant wines. Let the fruit hang on the vines a little longer and grapes accumulate flavour whilst retaining refreshing acids. Norfolk Rise is sweetly scented with a pleasingly drying palate, perfect to the accompaniement of seafood or asparagus with hollandaise.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$215.00
Sauvignon Blanc is planted on near perfect Terra rossa soils, providing an ideal level of nutrient and water retention. Vines are significantly influenced by the cooling sea breezes of the Southern Ocean and it's associated climate. Nearby plantings of Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) which grow to over 200 feet provide an impressive, dominating influence over the surrounding landscape and the vines. Grapes are selectively harvested, full protective handling is employed to avoid any oxidation or browning. Juices are clarified, inoculated and vinified at lower temperatures. Upon completion, components are assembled and bottled immediately to maximise retention of fresh fruit characters.
Pale yellow straw olour. Lifted, floral bouquet with fresh vibrant tropical fruits. Medium bodied palate, lush tropical characters, gooseberry and subtle herbaceous notes that are so distinctive of Sauvignon Blanc, balanced by a refreshing acid mineral spine and persistent chalky finish.
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