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Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography, a number of northeast slopes which catch the early sun yet shade the vines from afternoon heat. A natural endowment of rich Jurassic soils which impart wonderful mineral characters and textures into the finished wines. Limited yields of immaculate fruit, artisanal winemaking by leading vignerons of the apple isle, a no expense spared approach in the elevage and quality of oak, the.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»

Palliser Estate Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Martinborough New Zealand
Palliser Estate's vineyards were first planted in 1984 and the wines now produced are starting to show characters from these older vines. Riesling planted over a relatively small area, gains complexity from differences in slight variations of soil types and microclimates. Palliser have consistently outgunned rivals in all but the most uncooperative vintages, producing a North Island Riesling like a Riquewehr, but more generous and refined. Fermented cool to retain varietal bouquets and rested on sediments for palate texture, it's sensationally rich with balanced acidity and just a little residual sugar.
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Case of 12
$239.00
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