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Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's resplendent range of wines are complimented by sweet oak and gripping tannins, culminating in vintages of extraordinary flavour and exquisite.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

Shaw Smith M3 Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
M3 Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from a single site, the Shaw+Smith M3 property at Woodside, named after the three partners in the vineyard, brothers Michael and Matthew Hill Smith, along with cousin Martin Shaw. M3 is a major refinement in styling, a serious attempt to produce an exceptional Chardonnay with the capacity to age gracefully. A sophisticated, barrel fermented wine with pure fruit character and restrained oak, exhibiting great elegance and exquisite length. A must for all enthusiasts of stately white wine.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$257.50
Shaw+Smith's M3 Vineyard consistently yields the most remarkable quality of Chardonnay, a continuity of harvests at every vintage, spectacular grapes offering great concentration of flavour and exhibiting splendid purity of varietal fruit. At an altitude of 420 metres, the close planted, low yielding vines are grown to sandy loam soils over red yellow clay with some shale. M3 is an assemblage of the respected I10V1 clone and the exciting new Bernard clones from Burgundy. Grapes are hand picked and whole bunch pressed prior to barrel fermentation and maturation in French oak. Wild indigenous yeasts ferment batches to dry, followed by partial malolactic, nine months maturation and sedimentery lees battonage.
Paler hues than most Chardonnay. M3 opens slightly austere, offering restrained fruit and a hint of honeysuckle before revealing a palate of great length. White stone fruit flavours and savoury, toasted nuts complexity around a solid core of fruit, the oak is beautifully handled. Elegantly structured with a long and fine, bone dry finish. A superior single vineyard wine of power and sophistication.
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