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There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
Established 1976, Clairault are one of the pioneering estates on Margaret River. A tastefully limited range, from elite vineyards within the very dress circle of prestigious wineries at the heart of Margaret River's most illustrious precincts, Wilyabrup, Yallingup and Karridale. These are the dearest winegrowing terroirs in the Australian west, a place of auspicious soils and stimulating climes, the motherlode of environmentals which yield the most august vintages on the continent. The team at Clairault take a decidedly pastoral approach, biodynamically grown and environmentally sound, a sanctuary to native flora and fauna, their vineyards are managed to a.. The kindly cabernet of clairault»
Moet & Chandon originally acquired the Green Point property, an old dairy farm at Coldstream along Maroondah Highway, with a vision of establishing a prestigious Australian label. Set in the verdant hills of Victoria's propitious Yarra Valley, Domain Chandon continue to over deliver, completely dedicated to the production of the finest quality, cool climate table wines. The excellence of their renowned sparklings are due in no small part to the quality of the estate's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A regimen of extravagant Burgundian techniques, achieve a range of superlative Yarra Valley table.. These old yarra valley vines are just getting better»
Adam Marks is a chicken enthusiast. In his pursuit of the ultimate eating fowl, Marks traced a route throughout the barnyards, orchards and vineyards of La Belle France. He ultimately settled on the Harcourt Valley of greater Bendigo to establish his own agricultural concern in 2004. Succulent roasting chickens and ripe juicy apples soon gave way to a range of world class wines, which are defined by their regional eloquence, sublime excellence and bucolic grace. The Vineyard Bress is a place of pristine soils, cheerful livestock and breathtaking pastoral charm. The wines speak for themselves, crafted to the most painstaking, small batch vinification.. Halcyon harvests of harcourt valley»

Watershed Awakening Single Block A1 Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

98 Halliday Points!
Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Watershed's distinguished vineyards are planted at the very heart of Margaret River's most prestigious estates, along Bussell Highway at the turn off to Leeuwin and Voyager. Fruit is treated to a Burgundian style of vinification and élevage, infusing the palate with creamy cryastaline textures and luxurious lees complexity. Awakening is vinified exclusively from hand picked grapes grown to a select block at Watershed, inoculated by wild indigenous yeasts and completely barrel fermented, for a wine of opulence and grace.
The founders of Watershed went to great lengths to secure the finest Chardonnay growing aspects in the land. A lengthy survey of the entire peninsula was undertaken to determine the most favourable soils and opportune mesoclimes. Terroir, place and selection, parcels of fruit and length and flavour concentration, complexity and intensity achieved through carefully selected hand picked fruit., finely crafted to a regimen of rich barrel ferments in new and one year old French oak, followed by a term of extended maturation to achieve west coast Chardonnay of the most outstanding quality and profound generousity.
Straw coloured, butter hues in the glass. Intense citrus aromas accompanied by notes of spice and roasted cashew. On the palate, the dense creamy texture is complemented by preserved lemon and mineral notes followed by a long spicy and biscut finish. A suitable accompaniement shellfish mornay, gamefish or roast squab.
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