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Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
Coonawarra cattle graziers since 1906, the Reschke family turned some of their land over to viticulture in the 1980s. Such was the quality of Reschke fruit, that it became an essential inclusion for some of Wynn's most memorable vintages and a number of national icon wines. Reschke now keep the pick of crop for their own label, the most princely harvests of Coonawarra Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz, characterised by their defined regional eloquence and ingratiating palate weight. The fruit of vines, planted to iron red terra rosa soil and nourished by the fertile plenitude from generations of grazing cattle, for every ardent enthusiast of born and bred, baronnial.. Reschke red, born & bred»
Originally formulated by John Charles Brown OBE in 1954 and crafted to this very day in the exact same manner, Brown Brothers flagship icon endures as one of the nation's most distinguished single vineyard wines. Mondeuse plantings were brought to Australia in the early 1900s by the legendary Francois de Castella of St Hubert fame, they have remained the most precious parcel of Brown Brothers heirloom vines since the 1920s. At Milawa, Mondeuse translates into an inky, deeply tannic wine, it forms synergies with the sweet fruit plumpness of Shiraz and statuesque elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon to coalesce into a rich, opulent style of eloquence and structure... The brown brothers most closely guarded secret»
Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»

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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