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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.. Exquisite editions by the master of mornington»
The Australian winemaking industry is grateful to Leontine O'Shea, instrumental in the establishment of Mount Pleasant wines, she sent her son Maurice to France for an education in viticulture right at the outbreak of World War I, gifting him his first Hunter Valley vineyard in 1921. Mount Pleasant are now custodians of some grand old sites, a canon of small, elite blocks of vine that yield a precious range of icon wines, which represent peerless value and readily disappear before release of the following vintage... The legacy of grand old hunter valley vineyards»
Excruciatingly low yields, a ruthless hand sorting of fruit, ferments in new oak barrels and twenty months maturation, Bowen Estate are one of Coonawarra's most prestigious marques, maintaining a standard of excellence which merits inclusion into the highly prestigious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Essential for every enthusiast of stellar quality Cabernet Sauvignon, brought within easy reach this week at the down to earth.. Excellent langtons classification of australian wine»
Greg Melick embarked on the prodigal road to gambling and booze as a mere teenager, after winning the daily double at Werribee and spending the lot on good red wine. He ultimately returned to the straight and narrow, achieving the rank of ADF Major General, Senior Law Counsel, Master Wine Judge and Officer of Australia AO. Melick now grows his own, he remains besotted with les grands vignobles de Bourgogne, the illustrious Pinot Noir of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. There are few places in the world, more akin to the 1er Grand Cru style of Pinot Noir, than the temperate pastures along Tasmania's River Derwent. It was here in 2002, amongst the woodland.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Coonawarra South Australia
While the wood treatment in Wynns Chardonnay has gradually been reduced over the years, the style of oak is refined and plays an important but subtle role, enhancing the varietal characters through the use of techniques which ensure complexity. As a young wine it displays vital expressions of fresh cut melon, figs and citrus fruit finely balanced by vanillin oak. Hints of butterscotch and roasted nuts evolve as the wine ages. The enduring tradition continues at Wynns, a highly attractive Chardonnay that's immediately enjoyable yet ages magnificently.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
Wynn's Coonawarra own and operate approximately 70% of the vineyards sited to Terra rossa soils, the lion's share of land and the most of any producer. As a pioneer of the region, they also retain the oldest vines. Wynns Chardonnay has consistently upheld a reputation for superior quality and value. The estate's Coonawarra resources make available parcels of fruit that can be fashioned into wines of classic varietal character and longevity. Grapes are crushed and inoculated in temperature controlled fermenters to retain the vitality and essence of Coonawarra Chardonnay. Components are matured for several months in a selection of French oak barrels to develop complexity.
Bright pale straw hue with green edges. Lifted white peach and nectarine fragrances are balanced by subtle cashew nut and nougat aromas. Elegant and crisp palate with distinctive poached pear notes. Nutty French oak barrel ferment characters highlight the gentle creamy palate and add texture. Soft stone fruit and citrus are reined in by the delicate acid , subtle citrus notes add to the seamlessness and length.
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