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Josef Chromy OAM escaped from war torn Czechoslovakia as a penniless 19 year old in 1950, he fled across minefields, evading soldiers and killer dogs, ultimately finding a new home in the lucky country. Chromy has been a long standing principal in the Tasmanian food and wine industry, he established Tasmania's leading brands, including Bay of Fires, Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. At 76 years young, he launched his namesake label, planting one of the apple isle's most stately vineyards and gazetting Tasmania's most compellingly stylish range of wines. Chromy's sensational vintages are as conspicuous for the uniqueness of their character as they are for their.. Tasty treats from the apple isle»
Three British Army officers, in their capacity as agents of the East India Company, established one of Western Australia's first agricultural enterprises in 1836. Named after Captain Richmond Houghton, it was not until Thomas Yule's stewardship that vines were planted and the first vintage of Houghton wine flowed in 1859. Thomas Yule now sources fruit from the eminent Justin Vineyard in Frankland River, a dark ruby Shiraz of lifted liquorice and intense brambleberry, seasoned by piquant pepper notes and supported by showroom tannins. The very elite of Frankland River Shiraz... Artisanal wines of distinguished sites»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

West Cape Howe Mt Barker Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Mount Barker Western Australia
West Cape Howe make wines that are very much in the spirit of West Australia's sensual new world style, crafted with minimal intervention, allowing the distinctive eloquence of regionality and fruit to speak for itself. Grapes are sourced from the elite Block 6 of the estate Langton Vineyard at Mount Barker, a region that's quickly gaining international renown for the quality of Riesling. A tightly wound wine, with juicy lime fruit characters over a sound, judiciously balanced, revitalizing chalky acid structure.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
The West Cape Howe team all share great passion for the Great Southern style of wines, they dedicate many months leading up to vintage, visiting and monitoring vineyards, ensuring that only the finest parcels of fruit are considered. Grapes are harvested over the course of a fortnight, off the salubrious Block 6 through multiple picks, crushed and pressed into controlled fermenters during the cool of night, only the lowest extraction, low phenolic free runs are included. Juices are inoculated by neutral strains of yeast and vinified at cool temperatures to maximise aromaticness. Upon completion, the very best parcels are assembled into a profound expression of Mount Barker Riesling.
Light straw, green hue. Citrus and lime characters with a hint of sherbet to the bouquet. Zesty lime and citrus flavours on the palate, refreshed by well balanced natural acidity. A generously proportioned Riesling, crisp with an excellent length of fruit all the way to a clean finish. A match to fine charcouterie and the freshest fish.
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