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The First Colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. Six generations later, the Potts family's precious plantings of Malbec have been a key component in many of the nation's most memorable and invaluable vintages for decades. A varietal that performs magnificently on the silty flood plains of Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale's pure Malbec bottlings are a profound statement about the.. Making the most magnificent malbec»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
One of our nation's enduring winemaking dynasties, the Hamiltons planted vines just outside Adelaide in 1837. Great grandson Sydney Hamilton was a legendary and innovative viticulturalist, he ultimately made his own oenological conversion to the sacred Terra Rosa soils of Coonawarra in 1974, establishing one of Australia's most distinguished vineyards on a highly auspicious site, naming the property after forebear Lord Leconfield. An exceptional value for Cabernet of its class, presaged by a vigorously perfumed berry punnet nose, syrup textured, stately and refined, Leconfield makes a compelling.. What the doctor recommends in good red wine»
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Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
South Australia is well represented on prestigious international winelists for its icon Riesling wines, Valley Eden is at the very top of page. Formulated as part of the evolving Penfold white wine program, Bin 51 captures the very essence of the Eden Valley Riesling style. The region's high altitude and cool climate produces wines of great complexity and capacity for development. Bin 51 is bottled early to retain freshness, the definitive bone dry Riesling style with bright natural acidity, clear fruit aromas and wonderfully pristine, mouthfilling flavours.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$335.00
The development of Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling marks a new chapter in a long history of Penfolds trail blazing endeavours in white winemaking. Penfolds has established and fostered Eden Valley vineyards which are entirely specialized for the yielding of world class Riesling grapes, suitable for flagship wines with the capacity for long term, elegant ageing. A subregion of the Barossa, Eden Valley is approximately 450 metres above sea level. The Penfolds vineyards are located on particularly lean soil structures. The higher altitudes mean a cooler growing season, ideal for the aromatic varietals, Riesling in particular. Bin 51 spends three months at rest before being bottled early to retain varietal elegance.
Pale straw with lime green hues. Highly aromatic and perfumed, primary lavender florals and native lime, wafts of Chinese dragon fruit and lychee complex the offer, epsom bath salts add interest. Fresh and lively palate, tropical fruits abound, flavours of lemon curd and lime sorbet meet with instant approval. Texturally appealing phenolics enhance mouthfeel, wet stone acidity induces a crisp finish. Vibrant, clean and flavoursome, unadulterated Riesling with nothing to hide.
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