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Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography, a number of northeast slopes which catch the early sun yet shade the vines from afternoon heat. A natural endowment of rich Jurassic soils which impart wonderful mineral characters and textures into the finished wines. Limited yields of immaculate fruit, artisanal winemaking by leading vignerons of the apple isle, a no expense spared approach in the elevage and quality of oak, the wines of Clarence House are a treat for enthusiasts on a quest to procure the elusive vintages of an original Van Diemen's Chateau... Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»

Secret Stone Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Marlborough New Zealand
Secret Stone has followed up its runaway success at Sauvignon Blanc with a sensational sequel of Marlborough Chardonnay. Quality of fruit is the key, Marlborough grows remarkably good white wine grapes, the Secret Stone team retain access to the best vineyards. A brisk vinification into a seamless post modern styling matches the excellence of fruit with maximum drinkability factor. The aperitif of choice and perfect with good food, pair it off with white pasta recipes, scallops or chicken over tossed papardelle, crème fraîche and dill.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$215.00
It's not really such a big secret, all the success hinges on selection of grapes, chosen on the basis of varietal fruit characters and vibrant Marlborough regional expression. Parcels from several vineyards are included, each trained to vertical shoot positioning and planted to naturally inhibiting soil structures, achieving harvests of intense, low yield crops. Various winemaking techniques are employed, each contribution is treated and attenuated individually to create a more complex and dynamic wine. These included the use of both selected and natural yeast strains, a mixture of tank and French oak maturation along with a component of partial malolactic ferments.
Light lemon yellow straw green hues. The nose finds buttery, sweaty oak underlined by tropical and citrus fruits. The rich and satisfying elements of melon and mineral are impeccably integrated with smart oak, gooseberries, grapefruit, banana and apple flavours. The finish is lingering and clean, elegant and immensely satisfying.
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