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Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the property and relaunched a softly spoken range of the most exquisite wines. Aspirants of the blue blooded styles from Margaret River will be delighted, redolent reds which bloom with berries and violet cassis, powerfully.. A better block on hay shed hill»
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»

Veuve Clicquot Rose NV CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier Chardonnay French Champagnes, Reims France
A comely impression of Champagne, thrillingly pink and satiatingly vibrant in the revered Veuve Clicquot styling, the first choice to accompany fine gourmandise and an intuitive choice for all romantic celebrations. Fashioned from the holy trinity of noble grapes, dominated by components of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with a third of Chardonnay, vinified from fruit grown to sixty different villages and a variety of Crus. Clicquot's superb rose blush with coppery accents brings an additional touch of audacity, modernity and eroticism to your intimate tête-à-tête or wanton soirée.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$689.50
Fashioned from the holy trinity of grapes, dominated by components of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with a third of Chardonnay. Vinified from fruit grown to sixty different villages and Crus, the structure and elevage follow the traditions of Veuve Clicquot's great editions, crafted to the most ancient Champagne techniques and assembled with a number of reserve wines across several vintages, ensuring the consistency and quality of the established Clicquot style. A tenth of red Champagne, vinified from harvests of black grapes grown to distinguished local vineyards contributes texture, balance and complexity to this most refined of effervescent Rose.
Persistent mouse, radiant rose accents. The nose is elegant and generous, aromas of fresh red fruit characters, raspberries, wild strawberry, cherries and blackberry, leading to dried fruits and biscuit notes of almond, apricots and brioche. On the palate, the initial impression is of freshness, followed by a fruity harmonious sensation. In the definitive Clicquot styling, Brut Rose is perfectly balanced as it combines elegance and personality.
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