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There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Adam Marks is a chicken enthusiast. In his pursuit of the ultimate eating fowl, Marks traced a route throughout the barnyards, orchards and vineyards of La Belle France. He ultimately settled on the Harcourt Valley of greater Bendigo to establish his own agricultural concern in 2004. Succulent roasting chickens and ripe juicy apples soon gave way to a range of world class wines, which are defined by their regional eloquence, sublime excellence and bucolic grace. The Vineyard Bress is a place of pristine soils, cheerful livestock and breathtaking pastoral charm. The wines speak for themselves, crafted to the most painstaking, small batch vinification.. Halcyon harvests of harcourt valley»
An illustrious vineyard winery of great historical import, the Kay Brothers Amery property is planted to sacred vines which can be traced back to cuttings transplanted from the original Hardy site at Tintara. Holding pride of place as one of Mclaren Vale's first commercial vineyards, the winemaking practices at Kay Brothers have remained largely unchanged since establishment in the nineteenth century. An ancient basket press, painted bright red, is still employed to gently crush grapes in the traditional old world way. The exquisite Kay Brothers range remains one of the most sensational values in superior vintages of new world wine, the fruit of distinguished.. The essence & excellence of old mclaren vale vines»
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»

Torres Vina Sol CONFIRM VINTAGE

Parellada Penedes Spain Spain
Torres are especially proud of their whites. Miguel A.Torres made his first vintage of Viña Sol at Penedes in 1962. He chose Parellada, a grape with a history, it makes a wine with a distinctively dry fruit freshness. Viña Sol sits smoothly and crisply on the palate, with plenty of fruit before finishing to an adults only dryness. Quite comfortable in the company of most any fine faire, Viña Sol is one of those drinks that says, kiss me quick and feed me! Excellent as aperitif and highly akin to tapas or pastas, jamon and melone, Iberian style pizza or paella.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$203.00
Parellada is the finest and most delicate of the traditional Catalan wine grapes. When grown to the cool mountain climes of Upper Penedes, it yields a splendid style of wine. The process required to achieve a pure, clean and seductive style of Catalan white, just as we understand them today, proved very difficult for the old world winemakers until recent times. Torres have refined cutting edge techniques of specialized viticulture to capture and retain the unique expressions of Parellada grape in the finished wine. By harnessing the virtues of the elements, terroir and clime, harvests of Parellada are transformed by the hands of experience into distinctive Catalan wines that are wonderfully elegant and fresh.
Light straw yellow with greenish hue. Intense nose with outstanding notes of flowers and ripe fruits, bananas and pear, apples and peach, combined with a delightful touches of citrus and mandarin zest. A firm and fresh palate exhibiting great length of flavour, elegantly structured with fine minerality over the delicate fruity background, drying and crisp before a clean, lingering finish.
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