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Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
Lindsay McCall's enthusiasm for great wine began in the 1970s, he established his first Mornington plantings in 1985 on the site of a derelict orchard at Red Hill along Paringa Road. From day one, McCall focused on exactingly managing the soils and the vines, after completing his day job as local school teacher. His affinity for the land and astonishing feel for winemaking produced monumental vintages of Pinot Noir, which propelled the exquisite range of Paringa Estate wines to international renown. McCall works closely with Mornington's finest vignerons to nurture better standards of viticulture and deliver finer vintages with each harvest. Limited yields of elite parcels, the artisanal efforts of Paringa Estate are regional icons, weaving the pick of.. Exquisite editions by the master of mornington»
Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders junior and senior, which yield a mere 250 dozen of the most spectacular, full bodied Barossa flagship. The.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»

Wicks Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
Wicks Estate take Sauvignon Blanc very previously. Heading up the winemaking team is long time family friend Tim Knappstein. After many years experience with Sauvignon Blanc, Knappstein made a move to the Adelaide Hills where he played a major role in pioneering it as a premiere cool climate region. Knappstein's efforts are set to further Wicks Estate's reputation as one of the icon producers of Sauvignon Blanc in the Adelaide Hills. A charmingly perfumed effort maintaining the punch and lifted varietal character of the finest Sauvignon Blanc.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$203.00
Throughout the growing season, the team monitor grapes reaching full ripeness. Fruit is harvested in the cool early mornings to capture and retain all the characteristics of premium Sauvignon Blanc displaying a wonderful array of flavours, ranging from sweet tropical fruits through to the fine crisp expression of snow peas. Parcels are individually destemmed and crushed, chilled and treated to a gentle airbag pressing with the free run fractions kept separate to highlight the quality of fruit. All fermentations are run cool, with strict temperature control enabling the retention of freshness and vitality. After extensive trials, the final wine is assembled on the basis of flavour profile and outstanding varietal character.
Light citrus straw in colour. An enticing bouquet of lemongrass and tropical fruits backed by greener vegetable elements. A fine textural mouthfeel with crisp minerality, pure and refreshing. Aromas of tropical fruits and attractive varietal flavours are balanced by an elegant, lively palate finishing clean and crisp. Match with fresh king george whiting.
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