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Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking.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»
Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»
Long Standing Members of the elite Grange Growers Club, Kalleske's are one of Barossa's leading Shiraz growers, providing fruit from the most memorable vintages to Penfolds for decades. After five generations, Kalleske have begun to reserve the pick of crop for their own label, a highly limited luxury range destined for the most discerning connoisseurs and Shiraz enthusiasts in the know. Kalleske have collated parcels from distinguished vineyards in the ancient hamlets of Moppa and Greenock, Belvedere and Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga and Ebenezer, superior old sites which have been husbanded by the same families for generations. Open top ferments, basket.. Superior value in old village barossa shiraz»
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»

Voyager Estate Chenin Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chenin Blanc Margaret River Western Australia
Some of the Chenin Blanc vines at Voyager Estate date back to the property's first planting in 1978. The fully mature blocks are treated to exacting viticultural practices, consistently producing some of the most superior quality fruit to be found anywhere in Margaret River. The team at Voyager aim to produce an easy drinking, aromatic Chenin Blanc that's not overly complex, in a sophisticated style which can retain and display the classic vibrant ripe varietal fruit flavours, complemented by a small amount of residual sugar.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
The application of simple vineyard philosophies is more important to making a great Chenin Blanc than introducing new techniques. Basic vineyard principles which remain universal are a good terroir and minimal intervention. The management of vines at Voyager Estate focuses on canopy maintenance, low bud numbers and small bunches. Clonal selection means finding the perfect match for each soil. Chenin Blanc is sourced from three estate blocks, grapes are immediately pressed, juices are cold settled, racked and inoculated with yeast QA23. After two to three weeks vinification at 15˚C, batches are held on yeast lees for a month and regularly stirred to enhance textural richness. Alcohol 13.5%
Light straw colour. Aromas of tropical fruits, grassy herbaceousness with fresh notes of citrus and red apples. Rich tropical fruit flavours of lychee and paw paw with hints of citrus and red apple create a fruit salad styled palate. Voyager displays lovely fruit weight and texture with a hint of sweetness balanced by fresh natural acidity.
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