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Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
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»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
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»

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
$203.00
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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