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The story of Langmeil begins with early Barossa settlement, planted to Shiraz by Christian Auricht in the 1840s, the estate vineyards were restored by the Lindner and Bitter families during the 1990s. Some of Herr Auricht's original plantings are still in production, three and a half priceless acres of gnarled, dry grown vines which provided the cuttings for much of Langmeil's refurbished heirloom parcels. A princely range of old, to very old single vineyard wines, delineated by the eloquence of each unique site, defined by the provenance of history and pioneer folklore. Saved from the ravages of time by the hand of providence and generations of dedicated Barossa growers... The legacy landscapes of langmeil»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland and established a vineyard called Bellvale. It is now a place of fully mature vines and old world Burgundian techniques, sur lie.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling 1.5L MAGNUM 2015 CONFIRM VINTAGE

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Riesling Clare South Australia
One of the new world's most distinguished Riesling, a sophisticated effort, floral and delicate and poised, Petaluma displays refreshing lemon and lime characters coupled with a wonderful balance which has been the hallmark of this elite vineyard since the inaugural 1979 vintage. At 1670 feet above sea level, Hanlin Hill is magnificent for its higher elevation and superior exposure to the cooling afternoon sea breezes. Another great edition in a long succession of superb Clare Valley Rieslings from the distinguished Vineyard at Hanlin Hill.
Available in cartons of three
Case of 3
$389.75
Hand picked Riesling is delivered to Petaluma for immediate processing. The bunches are de-stemmed, crushed and chilled to less than 5C then treated to Willmes tank presses. The free run juice is cold settled for a natural clarification then racked to fermentation tanks and inoculated. Fermentation is monitored over several weeks at temperatures of 10C to 13C rising to 17C over the last few grams of sugar. The wine is chilled to below 0C and the yeast allowed to settle. A gentle filtration retains all the fruit, dulcet aromas and lavish flavours.
Pale golden straw. A delicate, floral wine displaying minerality and lemon lime perfumes. Forward, mouth filling and generous, exceptional depth of layered fruit and distinctive characters abound, a seductive mouthful of bosc pear and white peaches, lime and green tea flavours. The passionfruit, pear and apple expressions are backed up by lovely intense lemon-limes with a slatey, minerality that lingers long and dry upon a highly polished finish.
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Established by Brian Croser in 1976, Petaluma is one of Australia's most prominent wine companies.

The pre-eminent quality of Petaluma's wines is based on distinguished vineyard sites for each of the chosen varieties, in four important South Australian wine regions - Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills, for the Rhone varieties Viognier and Shiraz - Clare Valley, for Riesling and - Coonawarra, for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

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A distinguished site is a unique site, which by virtue of its natural attributes, consistently produces distinctive wines of the highest quality. A defining moment for a winemaker is the discovery of the special chemistry between a distinguished vineyard site and a noble grape variety. Petaluma has invested in distinguished vineyard sites in South Australia in order to produce wines of world class standard.

Petaluma has two vineyards in the Coonawarra, known as the Sharefarmers and the Evans. Due to heat summation, Coonawarra is ideally suited to the Bordeaux varieties and is one of the world's greatest Cabernet Sauvignon regions with wines having uniquely fine-grained tannins.

The climate is dominated by the cool winds from the ocean and is moderately maritime despite being influenced by the hot air of the flat plains to the north during summer. The fabulous Terra Rossa red soil family of the Coonawarra ridge has been formed on an ancient sand dune. The calcrete limestone deposit below the Terra Rossa soil was formed by the action of rain on calcium carbonate marine deposits during the soil genesis.

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The Clare lies in a valley at the northern extension of the Adelaide Hills, 145km from Adelaide. Clare Valley arguably produces Australia's best Riesling and Petaluma's Hanlin Hill Vineyard provides the fruit for Petaluma Riesling, recognised in Australia as the best of this traditional dry style.

Hanlin Hill vineyard is on the eastern escarpment of Clare, at 1,670 feet (509m) above sea level compared with 1,330 feet (405m) for other vineyards and receives the maximum benefit of altitude and the cooling afternoon sea breezes. The Clare Valley has a warm climate with warm to hot dry days and clear cold nights during the late summer

The geology of the Hanlin Hill Vineyard is Mintaro shale, deposited as shallow marine sediments between 550 and 600 million years ago, and metamorphosed into high quality grey slate, which has weathered to form well draining, brown to red-brown clay rich soils.

Petaluma has chosen Mount Barker on the eastern boundary of the Adelaide Hills to grow Shiraz and Viognier in the B&V Vineyard. The geology of Mount Barker is based on granitic micaceous schists associated with quartzite which produce well drained sandy loams of moderate fertility ideally suited to control the natural vigour of Shiraz. The B&V Shiraz develops strong blackcurrant aromas with some black pepper and liquorice nuances. The rich ripe aromas and flavours typical of Australian Shiraz are evident but there are extra dimensions of floral and spice more typical of cooler region Shiraz.

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