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Mount Difficulty are a commune of growers, established 1998 within the elite dress circle of Central Otago vineyards. Propitiously placed around the ancient goldfields of Cromwell Basin, their harvests had long been called upon for bottling under the labels of New Zealand's most conspicuous brands. Launched as a limited release of small batch, single block vintages, the co operative of accomplished growers, has evolved through critical acclaim and word of mouth, into a formidable range of Central Otago, defined by their excellence and exquisite eloquence of.. Venerable vignerons of the very deep south»
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»
Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking tally of dozens national Trophies and countless competition Gold. They remain the quiet achieving tour de force behind the most memorable vintages and outstanding.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»

Castelli The Sum Great Southern Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Great Southern Western Australia
The Sum of all parts, nature, creativity and science, in perfect balance and harmony, a range of wines in thoroughly modern styling, full of fruit and balanced by a big dose of freshness. Selectively vinified from the purest free run pressings, to create a wine which articulates the solid style that every west coast enthusiast recognizes as west coast Riesling. Generous lifted orange nose, rose blossom, grapefruit and white peach notes over a tightly wound palate, layered with citrus and floral flavours, lovely on the lime, very attractive in its youth.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$215.00
Fruit is harvested throughout the chill of night to prevent oxidation and retain flavour. Some post crushing, cold maceration skin contact is employed to increase flavour extraction. The exclusively pure, free run first pressings are vinified at 12°C to 14°C with neutral yeasts to enhance all the sublime Mount Barker Riesling characers.
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