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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.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»
An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»

Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
A Chardonnay of extraordinary freshness, slightly more fruit forward than its icon Heytesbury sibling. Vasse Felix create a complex, softly textured wine, crafted to the old world traditions of wild yeast ferments and regular stirring in fine French oak. The final effort is distinct, elegant in style and true to Margaret River. Typified by its bright, delicate fruit and tight, underlying acidity throughout, a reflection of the purity to be found in Margaret River, a Chardonnay of compelling primary fruit flavours within a palate of the soundest structure.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Vasse Felix have always been well positioned to produce the finest Margaret River Chardonnay. Sultry maritime climes are ideal for the early ripening varietal. The grapes are smaller than normal, sugar ripeness is accelerated, natural acid levels are always fortuitously favourable to the bright expressions of fruit. Grapes are all harvested by hand, chilled and gently whole bunch pressed, followed by an unclarified, wild fermentation through the action of natural indigenous yeasts in fine French oak barriques, a course of malolactic, battonage and lees stirring derive texture, richness and complexity. Components are treated to nine months in oak before the final assemblage.
Pale lemon, greenish hues. Fruit and savoury elements from natural, barrel ferments entwine within intricate fragrances, light notes of pineapple skin, green apples and apricot, fresh lime and lemon glaze, granita biscuit, lightly toasted almond and clove oak spice. Succulent and juicy palate, fresh and vibrant with delicate fruit flavours, fresh pineapple and green apple, a hint of lemon cheesecake before a dry, lemon biscuit, citrus pith finish.
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