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There are fewer than twenty hectares of Stefano Lubiana vines, overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of Derwent River. Chosen for its felicitious winegrowing aspects, it is a place of scrupulously clean soils, free of any pesticides or manufactured treatments. Insects are welcome here, they are mother nature's endorsement of a holistically biodynamic viticulture. Lubiana is a fifth generation winemaker, one of the apple isle's leading vignerons, he works to an arcane system of seasonal chronometers, governed by cosmic rhythms, the turning of leaves and angle of the moon. His wines are given full indulgence to make themselves. Ferments lie undisturbed and.. Celestial wines from southern climes»
Lindsay McCall's enthusiasm for great wine began in the 1970s, he established his first Mornington plantings in 1985 on the site of a derelict orchard at Red Hill along Paringa Road. From day one, McCall focused on exactingly managing the soils and the vines, after completing his day job as local school teacher. His affinity for the land and astonishing feel for winemaking produced monumental vintages of Pinot Noir, which propelled the exquisite range of Paringa Estate wines to international renown. McCall works closely with Mornington's finest vignerons to nurture better standards of viticulture and deliver finer vintages with each harvest. Limited yields of.. Exquisite editions by the master of mornington»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
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.. A better block on hay shed hill»

Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Tumbarumba New South Wales
As vines in the emerging Snowy Ranges Tumbarumba district of New South Wales come of age, Penfolds can stray outside their jurisdictions in South Australia to acquire outstanding quality harvests of estate grown fruit for the construction of a generously flavoured and tastefully oaked Chardonnay. A beguiling and elegant wine, grapefruit characters define a citrus acid core, structural and textural, juicy with lemon pith phenolics providing great mouthfeel and length of flavour. Bin 311 offers profound varietal definition and seamless integration.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$305.50
Tumbarumba is one of Australia's most exciting cool climate, high altitude viticultural districts. Penfolds has worked with Chardonnay here since the early 1990s. Attractive ripe citrus flavours develop in the grapes, while hanging onto delicate acidity, translating into a wine with excellent balance and finesse. The Bin 311 style typically expresses a mineral acid backbone, complemented by barrel fermentation and maturation in seasoned oak. The hand harvested grapes are brought to the winery in pristine condition. Minimal filtration is employed, preserving the elegant fruit flavours. The finished wine is matured several months in a selection of prior use French oak barriques.
Pale golden hue. Immediately, delicate aromas of spring flowers and lemon blossom abound, underpinned by nuances of nougat/ biscuity lees derived complexity, concluding with traces of freshly squeezed lemon drops. A fine and elegant palate showcasing white peach and nectarine stonefruit, finishing with a lovely wet river stone minerality providing wonderful persistence of flavour.
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