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Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast, who was very pleased to bottle Hall Gap's fruit behind the exhalted label of Mt Langi Ghiran. Halls Gap joined the tally of Circe estate vineyards in 2013, whence it yields a wine that's earmarked for icon status by the most discerning industry pundits, now branded under the cryptic moniker of Fallen Giants... Land of the fallen giants»

Stella Bella Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Stella Bella have won resounding critical acclaim and a reputation for producing artisanly crafted Margaret River wines of great expression, personality and quality. Stella Bella have established an almost peerless reputation after receiving numerous accolades at significant competitions, including coveted Gold and Mission Hill Trophy at the London International, the only southern hemisphere Chardonnay to win such a prestigious award.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$323.00
Stella Bella take an opportunistic approach, estate vineyards provide much of the fruit but the team are always in search of growers with a Stella Bella vision. Each location must add to the stature and integrity of the finished wine. A collation of harvests, mostly hand picked Chardonnay, including Gin Gin, American and Burgundian clones, grown to the southern precincts of Margaret River. Batches are whole bunch pressed for optimal extraction of free run juices into a selection of seasoned and new Burgundy coopered barrels. Ferments are kept at 25°C to 26°C, stirred regularly until completion of malolactic. Components are assembled after a year in oak and assembled for six months prior to fining and filtration.
Limpid white gold hue. Aromas of stonefruits and cashew, white flowers and honey, creme brulee and hay. The palate is savoury and deep, gently viscous with a soft round mouthfeel showing nutty figgy flavours over a citrus twist. Perfectly integrated fine grained oak, natural acidity is fine and on point, soft mineral acidity to finish, making Stella Bella an accompaniement to marron or salmon, smoked duck or brie.
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