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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 Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»

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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