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Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first academically qualified winemaker to take up Clare Valley viticulture in 1949. He had an uncanny intuition for good land and established some of the most illustrious vineyards on the continent. Jim Barry is also a patriarch of the Coonawarra, in pursuit of the perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, he planted vines on the ancient Penola Cricket Oval, preserving the original pavilion for posterity. Jim Barry endures as one of the nation's most distinguished brands, renowned throughout the world of wine for decades of the most remarkable vintages, an evolving range of superior vineyard editions,.. Salient statements from superior sites»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»

Yabby Lake Red Claw Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Mornington Victoria
Robert and Mem Kirby planted the first Yabby Lake Vineyard at Red Hill in 1992, following up with extended plantings on the Moorooduc sub region in 1998. Red Claw is the embodiement of collaboration between some of Australia's best winemakers and viticulturalists. The most splendid harvests of Mornington Chardonnay are given a no expenses spared course of French oak ferments and lees battonage, for a rich, textural style which articulates Mornington and proffer a touch of La Bourgogne.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
A juggernaut of activity has seen the Yabby Lake vineyards establish a position amongst Victoria's finest. The creation of Red Claw, in reference to freshwater yabbies, has been inspired by the estate's enthusiasm to produce quality wines which are accessible and truly expressive of Mornington Peninsula. Fruit is hand harvested, gently whole bunch pressed in small batches and completely barrel fermented, whilst being treated to a course of lees stirring in a combination of new and seasoned French 500 litres oak puncheons. Aged on yeast lees for several months before assembling into a wine that's bright and fresh, with loads of class, a cultured yet affable Chardonnay that you can take anywhere. Alcohol 12.5%
Bright intense pale straw color with green tinges. Lifted aromas of clean citrus notes, stonefruit and a hint of spicy French oak. The palate leads off with beautifully textured and rounded fruit intertwined with the natural acidity that runs through the mouth binding the wine and leading into a lovely long complex finish.
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