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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»

Pewsey Vale Contours Museum Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Eden Valley South Australia
The quality of fruit from Pewsey Vale Vineyard, higher up the contours of Eden Valley, is a reflection of altitude and low fertility, grey, sandy loam soils which prolong ripening late into the cool autumn. This longer season develops unique flavour profiles which are classic Pewsey Vale. Contours is Pewsey Vale's flagship, held back for five years under the estate cellars. The grapes themselves are picked from the oldest vines, established to contoured rows in 1962. This exceptional wine already shows signs of bottle development immediately upon release.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$221.50
The unique clone of Riesling planted at Pewsey Vale in the 1800s can be traced back to some of the original vine cuttings brought into Australia by James Busby. Any new plantings are propagated from the original rootstock. The cooler temperatures found in the Eden Valley encourage a longer ripening period which extends well into autumn, essential for producing superior quality grapes with exceptional flavour and character. Lean and hungry soils limit the vigour of vines, necessitating specialised viticultural management. Block to block variation enables winemakers to select from separate parcels of fruit, tailoring wines to the Pewsey Vale style, ensuring consistency from vintage to vintage.
Light pale straw hue. A hint of toast overlies intense lime and citrus fruit. Citrus does dominate, lime peel and marmalade, finishing with a lemon drop crispness. Clean and dry with refreshing natural acidity, Contours is only just showing the first signs of bottle age after five years. The wine continues to evolve as it unravels layers of complexity, any sweet fruit characters will continue to retain vigour and vitality alongside the toasty, aged qualities.
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