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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»
The very first blocks of vine planted at Scotchmans Hill, are now in their fourth decade. Set aside for bottling as a range of limited release, single vineyard wines, they represent the first growth of viticulture from the fertile crescent of Port Phillip's western shore. Crafted to traditional old world techniques, very similar to the great Crus of la Bourgogne, they afford the true enthusiast an opportunity to engage with the decadent delights of the greater Geelong, as sampled alongside Gruyere, game and the finest gourmandise... All the best from scotchmans hill»
Josef Chromy OAM escaped from war torn Czechoslovakia as a penniless 19 year old in 1950, he fled across minefields, evading soldiers and killer dogs, ultimately finding a new home in the lucky country. Chromy has been a long standing principal in the Tasmanian food and wine industry, he established Tasmania's leading brands, including Bay of Fires, Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. At 76 years young, he launched his namesake label, planting one of the apple isle's most stately vineyards and gazetting Tasmania's most compellingly stylish range of wines. Chromy's sensational vintages are as conspicuous for the uniqueness of their character as they are for their sublime and articulate charm. They divide the industry press and excite all adherents of engaging, eloquent & decidedly provocative Tasmanian.. Tasty treats from the apple isle»

Schild Estate Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Chardonnay Barossa Adelaide Hills South Australia
An effervescent accord between the softness of Barossa Valley Chardonnay and masculine structure of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir. Treated to the timeless Methode Traditionelle, fermented in own bottle and reposed for an extended term on fine sedimentery yeast lees, its exquisite, creamy mousse presages an overture of cherry, biscuit and boulangerie citron confit characters, a moreish palate which continues to unravel creamy layers of complexity, but at her heart, she is clean, revitalizing and crisp.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
Pale straw hues, a persistent fine bead. Creamy beginning to the nose, honey notes, nougat, aromas of shortbread and red Pinot berry fruits. Layers of fresh lime and preserved lemons, crisp fresh fruit flavours of green apples and lemon puff citrus, a bright acid frame, delicate structure throughout the palate, generosity, balance and style, Schild finishes refreshing, long and clean.
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