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Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to grow world class wine. Vineyards thusly planted around the Goulburn billabongs, came to be known as Mitchelton. Now a half century of age, the vines remain one of Victoria's venerable sources of superbly structured, deeply flavoursome wines... Barriques between the billabongs»

Pressing Matters R69 Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Coal River Tasmania
A mix of Riesling clones, D2V3 and 198GM, F8V13 and 239GM are planted on their own rootstock at a density of 5000 vines per hectare. Medium sweet dry at 69 grams residual sugar, its bouquet of florals and honeysuckle, oranges and lime precedes a succulent palate in perfect balance, candied apple flavours and white peach are balanced by divine minerality. Pressing Matters are also significantly lower in alcohol than most Australian Rieslings, the intense fruit flavours are balanced by an amazing natural acidity. The Riesling of choice to accompany crayfish or delicately sauced marron.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$371.00
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