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    By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»
    Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
    Established 1908, Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels. The tradition began 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen, made the journey to take up an apprenticeship at the John Riddoch wineworks and to labour amongst Coonawarra's founding vineyards. Bill Redman's earliest vintages were sold off to other companies but it was not until 1952 that the Redman family released their own wines under the moniker Rouge Homme. Redman was finally branded under its own label in 1966, it remains one of the most enduring marques in Coonawarra. Husbanded by the 4th generation, parcels from the.. The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»
    Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

    De Bortoli Vinoque Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria
    A collation of Chardonnay parcels harvested off choice Yarra Valley sites, including the auspicious estate properties at Tarrawarra and Dixons Creek. De Bortoli operate the most well established Chardonnay vineyards in the region, her viticultural team have had decades of practice at training their vines to yield the finest harvests. Long on the palate with all the vital Yarra Valley stonefruit flavours, Vinoque is enhanced by old world vinification techniques to become nutty and complex, immensely satisfying and long on the palate.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $281.00
    The Vinoque range makes use of single vineyard fruit and classic regional styles, it affords the dedicated De Bortoli winemaking team a chance to experiment with artisanal vinification techniques and to employ a selection of varietal clones, mainly in development stage. Chardonnay can be a style of myriad interpretations, the Yarra Valley grows its own unique quality of fruit and Chardonnay is well suited to the region's cooler clime, undulating vineyards. State of the art viticulture and good old fashioned hand picking is followed by a course of whole bunch pressing and fermentations in seasoned French oak, to achieve a generously proportioned wine that's beautifully balanced and quite fine in structure.
    Light straw hue. Stonefruits and mealy nose, apple fruit characters, notes of savoury, kernel and meal. Dry on the palate, minerally and edgy, crisp fruit flavours supported by savoury acidity and a measure of finesse. There aren't many better matches in the world of gastronomy than Vinoque and pan fried Dory fillets.
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