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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 Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»

Swings Roundabouts Semillon Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River Western Australia
Year in and year out, Swings & Roundabouts vinify parcels of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc to define the archetypal Margaret River white. With good reason. Swings & Roundabouts have the right vines, producing the finest example of each grape, achieving remarkable balance within the finished wine. A classically dry Margaret River, completely unwooded and unoaked, fruit driven, vibrant and fresh. The cut of mouth watering tropical flavours charm the palate, seasoned by the savouryness of chinese rice wine characters, lemongrass and green vegetal.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
Mark Lane found his way to Margaret River in a roundabout way. For a while he made cheese and wine in Victoria with the likes of Tarrawarra and Eyton-on-Yarra before taking the trek west to take up position as chief winemaker with Deep Woods and Flying Fish Cove. Having earned a reputation as one of Margaret River's most talented winemakers, Lane pulled together a young and enthusiastic team to establish Swings & Roundabouts. Drawing the highest quality Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from estate vineyards, the fruit is gently processed to achieve maximum flavour profiles and aromaticness. Early bottling is a key element to ensuring that the wine retains freshness and vivacity.
Pale green hue. Lifted fresh crystalline sharp fruit that's perfectly clean, succulent Sauvignon Blanc freshness with a dry Semillon background. Flint dry but with an explosive first impact of sweet racy fruit, the palate is medium to light bodied, slatey savouryness and a quenching minerality, it's a wine in fine form, long, perfectly fruit driven and dry, with a fine clean finish and crisp acidity. Match Swings & Roundabouts with fresh fried fish, Milano style.
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