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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»
Gary and Nick Farr are father and son, they make wine together but aren't afraid to go head to head when their opinions differ. Nick grew up amongst some of the world's most sacred vineyards, he knows about the land and found a magnificent little site, barely east of Lake Colac. Irrewarra is the vigneron's shangri-la, prepared for viticulture by generations of grazing and eons of the sobering south sea breezes, which stimulate vines to yield meagre harvests of parched little grapes, sleek of tannin and rich in flavour. Vintaged in excruciatingly limited lots, there are fully two styles of Irrewarra on offer, a grapefruit and oyster shell Chardonnay, a Pinot.. It's irrewarra by farr»
Established 1976, Clairault are one of the pioneering estates on Margaret River. A tastefully limited range, from elite vineyards within the very dress circle of prestigious wineries at the heart of Margaret River's most illustrious precincts, Wilyabrup, Yallingup and Karridale. These are the dearest winegrowing terroirs in the Australian west, a place of auspicious soils and stimulating climes, the motherlode of environmentals which yield the most august vintages on the continent. The team at Clairault take a decidedly pastoral approach, biodynamically grown and environmentally sound, a sanctuary to native flora and fauna, their vineyards are managed to a.. The kindly cabernet of clairault»
Jack Mann reigns eternal as the greatest winemaker in the history of the Australian west. Jack Mann's son Tony grew up amongst the vineyards of Houghton but took a keener interest in things Cricket. He exelled at both pursuits but is best remembered as the legendary leg spinner Tony Rocket Mann. During his off seasons away from the pitch, Tony would plant parcels of vine alongside his illustruious father Jack and his own young son Robert. The fully grown Robert now makes his own wine, from fruit of the very vines sown by Jack and Tony Mann. Robert learned from his grandfather that great winemaking required a spiritual oneness with nature. The birds and the.. Whence the west was won»

OLeary Walker Drs Cut Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Clare South Australia
After twenty years of the most distinguished winemaking, having amassed over sixty trophies and three hundred gold, including a Jimmy Watson and twice International Red Wine Maker of Year, David O'Leary and Nick Walker came home to Valley Clare. Two heart surgeons from Adelaide own the Doctors Vineyard at Polish Hill River. Grey loam soils over sandstone and slate, ideal for the Drs Cut style, a highly perfumed Riesling of gorgeous minerality, these old Clare Valley vines were always destined for something special.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$227.50
The auspicious soils on Doctors block are fortuitiously littered with just the right amount of surface stones, reflecting the sun's warmth and hinting at just how tough the vines need to be to sustain growth and yield a high quality harvest of fruit. A combination of super rich soils and favourable climes make the holy grail for Riesling. Grapes are picked throughout the cool of night, de stemmed and crushed, a day of cold soak is followed a gentle press for finest free run juices. Batches are vinified by wild vineyard yeast flora on full solids over the course of a fortnight. Six months of lees stirring battonage builds complexity and texture.
Pale straw, green tinge hues. A stunning wine exuding wonderful florals, delicate lime and citrus notes, hints of lemon and fennel, bosc pear. A very fine palate with great length of acid, purity of lime fruits and crisp, lemon with hints of musk and fennel, balanced finish. The perfect accompaniment to freshly shucked oysters, Atlantic salmon or king george whiting.
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