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Established 1853 by George Friedrich Schmidt, who acquired eighteen choice hectares of viticulture at Tanunda along Siegersdorf Road, for the peppercorn price of a pound per acre, Haan endures as one of the Barossa's quietly achieving, arcane old vineyards. Distinguished in the 21st century by a streak of prestigious industry accolades, Australian Wine Producer of Year, Gold Medal and Trophy for Best Blended Red at the illustrious London International Wine & Spirit Competition. Much of Haan's modest production is always retained by the softly spoken estate's most ardent enthusiasts. Shrewd aspirants will also seize the opportunity to retain a case or two of the heirloom vineyard's most recent vintage. A graceful style of opaque fruit characters, savoury and brooding, inebriating for its redolence of Barossa earth,.. Tanunda tradition»
Clonakilla are one of our nation's most eminent vineyard wineries, a tiny production operation, established by a CSIRO scientist at Murrumbateman, very near Canberra. It turned out to be a fortuitous planting, with a climate not dissimilar to Bordeaux and northern Rhone, the Clonakilla property now occupies a rank next to the mighty Grange on the prestigious Exceptional Langtons Classification, it yields vintages of Australia's most invaluable Shiraz. At $26.99, the estate's entry level belies its stature and excellence within the pantheon of great Australian wine, an essential experience this week for all enthusiasts, a canny choice for shrewd and judicious aspirants of elite new world Shiraz... Here's what our most picky pundits prefer»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland and established a vineyard called Bellvale. It is now a place of fully mature vines and old world Burgundian techniques, sur lie et sauvage, barrel ferments and.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

Redbank Long Paddock Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Victoria
Redbank have long been at the fore of Victorian high country viticulture, having established labels that continue to produce some of notheast Victoria's most enduring wines. The Long Paddock is a reference to the drovers of yesteryear, as they followed the course of creeks and rivers to quench their parched livestock. Long Paddock takes the pick of Sauvignon Blanc from superlative high altitude vineyards, terroir that's just right for aromatic whites, crafted to perfection in a vibrantly unwooded, drink now styling.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$191.00
Redbank selects most of it's fruit for the Long Paddock from high altitude sites and across Victoria's finest viticultural precincts. The winemaking team spend long hours in the vineyard carefully selecting each parcel of fruit at different levels of flavour development, time well spent, which contributes to the complexity and texture of the finished wine. Sauvignon Blanc from choice vineyards is handled in separate batches with varying time on skins, depending on the attributes and flavour profile. Juices are pressed off skins, free run and pressings kept separate, chilled and racked to fermentation. Vinified at cool temperatures to maximise the aromatics and retain freshness.
A very pale straw with green gold tints. Lifted aromas of passionfruit rind, nougat and custard apple with underlying grassy notes of nettle and fresh green herb. Zesty citrus acidity upfront leads into generous green tropical fruit flavours on the middle palate. This round viscosity lingers onto a fresh grapefruit pith finish. A perfect pairing for your favourite Thai salad.
Redbank Long Paddock
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