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After founding Mornington's eminent Moorooduc Estate and decades crafting the most memorable vintages for Mornington's leading brands, Richard McIntyre established a tiny, single hectare vineyard, on a prominent, high elevation site at Arthur's Seat, with a view to producing limited yields of the most exquisite small batch wines. The techniques of choice are wild yeast ferments, minimal intervention and good French oak, with a nod to traditional Burgundian practices, which allow the wines to speak of provenance, express their specificity of clone and articulate their sense of place. There's not much Bellingham made but every bottle passes through the hands of a team member who has been involved with the vintage since pruning and budburst. An essential inclusion for small batch Pinotphiles in the know, there has never.. Limited editions by the master of moorooduc»
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 old vines, family operated since establishment, an essential experience for every enthusiast of the timeless and enduring Aussie Claret style... The essence & excellence of old mclaren vale vines»
Crafted from small parcels of single vineyard, Gippsland fruit, treated to the traditional old world regimens of whole bunch and wild yeast ferments. These are a range of new world Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to match the classic Cru La Bourgogne, the cool ripening climes provide the perfect chill to encourage velvet tannins. Home Block Chardonnay, a big burgundian style with weighty palate and outstanding length, driven by powerful orchard fruit complexity, supported by textural and seductive, creamy oak richness. Exclusively Myrtle Point grown Pinot Noir, its bright sassafras, cherry fruit complexity is supported by charming pastoral elegance, a touch of barnyard, French oak sophistication and the soundest structure... All that's good from gippsland »

Villa Maria Private Bin Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Gisborne Hawkes Marlborough New Zealand
A collation of harvests from splendid vineyards in Te Ika-a-Māui, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne provide the backbone of fruit. Waipara and Marlborough contribute components at the fruitier end of varietal spectrum. Fashioned to a medium bodied style that's delicately aromatic, soft on the palate and appealingly dry, ideally enjoyed alongside crisp skinned chicken or sticky pork ribs.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$257.00
Chardonnay is harvested throughout the cool of early morning, parcels are crushed and gently pressed. To ensure a soft and intensely flavoured wine, pressings are kept apart and separately handled. Juices are treated to a long cool vinification in controlled fermenters to retain vitality and crisp fruit characters. An occasional lees stirring and course of malolactic serve to enrich the palate. A select component is filled to a selection of French oak barriques for an extravagant old world style of barrel ferments, adding complexity and infusing textural richness. Upon completion, batches are held on gross lees for several months before assemblage and filtration into the finished wine.
Pale straw hues. Ripe tropical fruits, peach and kernel aromas dominate the bouquet, pear notes with underlying citrus and fig characters. A big palate of stonefruit flavours, crisp apple notes and creamy, mealy textures are supported by well integrated nougat oak. A medium bodied wine that's generous on the bouquet yet soft on the palate, styled for immediate enjoyment right now.
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