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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»
Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»
Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the great historical wineworks at Penfolds Magill. He honed his craft as viticulturalist and vigneron amongst the illustrious wineries of old McLaren Vale. In the 1990s, Nugent planted new vines at Woodside along Bird In Hand Road, on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils and magnificent mesoclimes for stellar quality Adelaide Hills wine. Bird In Hand have since amassed a breathtaking tally of international accolades for the unrivalled excellence of their superlative vintages, wonderfully small batch releases, with the magnificence of structure, seamlessness and immaculacy of fruit, to.. Vivid vintages from the tailings of adelaide hills»

West Cape Howe Mt Barker Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Mount Barker Western Australia
West Cape Howe were visionaries who took the initiative to exploit the endowments of West Australia's great southern land, they pioneered viticulture and sowed many of the region's first vineyards. It is amongst these precious old vines that the team work to deliver perfect yields of evenly ripened Sauvignon Blanc, exhibiting intense aromaticness and concentration of flavour. Made to the profound and engaging West Australian white Sauvignon style, the perfect match while young and fresh, alongside white meats and the freshest fish.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
Great wine can only be made from exceptional vineyards. West Cape Howe take a holistic approach to viticulture, soil health and environmental sustainability are essential but a close husbanding of vines is also a priority. The winemaking team dedicate many months leading up to vintage, ensuring that only the best parcels are considered. A vital backbone of Langton Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is harvested throughout the cool of night at optimal ripeness. Exclusively free run juices are inoculated for a fortnight of cool ferments, closely managed to capture intensity of aromas while preserving crisp varietal flavours. Components are assembled upon completion and bottled early to retain freshness.
Pale straw, green hues. Lifted nose of tropical notes, gooseberries and herbaceousness. Zesty palate of fruity citrus and passionfruit flavours balanced by the greeness garden peas and fresh herb. Lingering refreshing acidity on the finish, a persistence of textural juicyness and great length of clean crisp flavour.
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