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Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to.. Barriques between the billabongs»
Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast,.. Land of the fallen giants»
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West Cape Howe Old School Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Frankland Barker Western Australia
West Cape Howe own and operate vineyards throughout the expansive viticultural precincts of Australia's largest winegrowing region. It is here at Great Southern that the balmy West Australian growing season and salubrious mix of terroirs, form mesoclimes which are heaven sent for good wine, while permutating into a diversity which favour specific grapes and styles. From choice blocks on the Russell Road Vineyard at Frankland River, a golden buttery, oak fermented Chardonnay, engaging as aperitif and perfect match to fine gourmandise.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
The selection of site and quality of harvest, are such that the West Cape Howe team need take very little intervention to make great wine. Grapes are picked at full physiological ripeness to create a generously proportioned Chardonnay for enthusiasts who indulge in the big flavourful styles. Parcels are pressed into a selection of new and aged French oak barrels for twelve days of vinification at cooler temperatures, preserving delicate flavours while infusing textural richness. Upon completion, batches are treated to a regimen of regular lees stirring during eight months of maturation, half the barrels complete a course of full malolactic, adding complexity and contributing splendid mouthfeel.
Deep straw colour with a pale green hue. Intense combination of cashews and butter, honeycombs and stone fruit. Medium weight palate, rich creamy texture, peach and nectarine fruit flavours, perfectly complimented by secondary characters of honey and toasted nuts, culminating on a persistent, flavoursome finish.
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