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Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking tally of dozens national Trophies and countless competition Gold. They remain the quiet achieving tour de force behind the most memorable vintages and outstanding values in Clare Valley Cabernet, Riesling and.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
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Port Phillip Estate Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Mornington Victoria
The wines of Port Phillip are about pursuing a philosophy and revering a special place, respecting the land and preserving purity of fruit. Ultimately they represent the holistic accord between those who husband the vine and the fruit of the land itself, the unspoken compact that both should give to receive. Port Phillip is a generously flavoured Sauvignon Blanc that's blessedly at its very best while young and fresh, enjoy with goat's cheese and fetta, Al fresco or succulent white meat roasts.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Good wine comes from a balance of controlled yields and quality fruit. The Port Phillip Estate viticultural program produces low yield, high quality grapes which display the flavour intensity of an exceptional site. There are nine productive hectares, rapidly gaining a reputation for exceptional cool climate wines. Success is based around the attention to detail and impeccable vineyard management of maestro Sandro Mosele. Parcels of estate grown Sauvignon Blanc are whole bunch pressed and treated to a wild indigenous yeast vinification in a mix of concrete vats and French oak barriques. Components are matured sur lie for several months to enhance texture and build complexity.
Bright pale straw colour. The nose is fine with spring apple blossom, nettles, cut green leafiness and hints of red currant. In the mouth it rolls mid to light in weight, has crunchy minerality and flinty acid, fresh grassy aromas and a continuation of the red currant/ green apple and apple seed flavours. The palate minerality gives it some commonality with old world styles although the fruit is fresh and primary.
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