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Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first academically qualified winemaker to take up Clare Valley viticulture in 1949. He had an uncanny intuition for good land and established some of the most illustrious vineyards on the continent. Jim Barry is also a patriarch of the Coonawarra, in pursuit of the perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, he planted vines on the ancient Penola Cricket Oval, preserving the original pavilion for posterity. Jim Barry endures as one of the nation's most distinguished brands, renowned throughout the world of wine for decades of the most remarkable vintages, an evolving range of superior vineyard editions, defined by their penetrating fruit and seamless tannins, essential for every enthusiast of identifiably Australian, claret style Cabernet.. Salient statements from superior sites»
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»
Heirloom Vineyards were born of love. A romance between an esteemed wine judge and his protege, consumated by a shared passion to preserve the integrity of venerable old vineyards. A deference for the sanctity of the soil and adherence to the timeless procedures of organic viticulture, were an integral part of the vision. Their parching quest, to secure some grand old blocks of vine in the elder precincts of Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Barossa and Valley Eden, were followed by years of corrective husbandry, pencil label releases and bespoke vintages. The fostered old vines have now been resurrected, yielding treasured harvests of the most sublime new world wine. Recipients of prestigious Platinum Award & Best Shiraz Trophy Sommelier International, Double Gold China Wine & Spirit, Gold USA and San Francisco.. Serenading sleeping vineyards to life»

Watershed Shades Sauvignon Semillon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River Western Australia
Watershed's vineyards were established within the dress circle of stately Margaret River wineries, at the intersection of Darch Road and Bussell Highway. The climes here are an idyll for holiday makers and alfresco living. They are also heaven sent for viticulture and world class wines. The universally appealing accord of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is one of the stylistic marvels of Margaret River. Watershed is fresh and vibrant, offering tangy passionfruit and grapefruit characters, clean, lingering and crisp.
Watershed is one of the few major estates in Margaret River with a capacity to assemble the most equitable harvests of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Watershed's viticulturalists were responsible for the single largest initial vineyard planting in the region. With well over a hundred hectares under vine, Watershed is able to isolate the best sites for white grapes, resources which dwarf some of the region's largest boutique vineyards. Following a vintage determined by optimal levels of ripeness and the perfect ratios of fruit sugars to acid, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are crushed and inoculated, vinified at controlled temperatures, followed by assemblage into a classically fruit driven dry white.
Pale straw in the glass. Aromas of lime blossom, lychees and gooseberry, intense citrus, grapefruit and guava bouquets are complemented by the grassyness of Semillon. Fresh and vibrant palate, exhibiting luscious passionfruit characters, tropical fruit flavours leading to a crisp lingering finish. This quenching Margaret River white is deliciously ready to be enjoyed now, excellent in it's youth, a suitable companion to good food, particularly fried fishes or Asian faire.
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