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Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding.. Carn the concongella cabernet»
It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome.. Big wines from little vineyards»
Established 1973, Woodlands of Wilyabrup were one of the first vineyards in Margaret River, planted with a view to emulating the great growths of Bordeaux. Recipients of the highly prestigious Jack Mann Memorial Medal and Wine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for their tremendous vintages of all things Cabernet. Assembling the rich Medoc style blends are what Woodlands do best. Painstakingly crafted by hand, to challenge the primacy of the illustrious Chateaux de la rive gauche, very few vineyards yield the quality of fruit that merits vintaging into a statuesque wine dominated by the prettily fragrant Cabernet Franc. Woodlands were established from the.. The complex bordeaux blend by one of margaret river's founding wineries»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»

Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Bellarine Victoria
An assemblage of Chardonnay from the right side of Port Philip Bay. A backbone of fruit from the Scotchman's vineyards is supported by parcels grown to good vineyards around Bellarine and Geelong. A refreshing and flavoursome fruit driven, yet texturally rich Chardonnay of quality and consistency year to year, designed to be enjoyed in it's youth.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$245.00
Established 1982, Scotchmans Hill has become a producer of some of Victoria's most perennially loved, elegant and consistent wines. Swan Bay Chardonnay is an assemblage of cool climate wines from good vineyards around Geelong and the Strathbogie Ranges. Most of the juices, approximately two thirds, are treated to a lavish oak barrel vinification to enhance the finished wine with creamy characters and fine cashew complexity, the balance is sent to fermenters for the retention of zippy Bellarine acidity and vitally fresh fruit characters. The barrel ferment component is treated to six months maturation in a selection of fine French oak barriques.
Pale gold with green hues. Nectarine and white peach with citrus fruits dominating the bouquet. This is complimented by creamy overtones, spice and cedar oak. Up-front fruit flavours of nectarine, white peach, melon and lemon citrus with a mineral edge throughout the palate. A generous Chardonnay mouthfeel, creamy and nutty oak characters round out the wine, which has a long, lingering back palate.
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