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Three British Army officers, in their capacity as agents of the East India Company, established one of Western Australia's first agricultural enterprises in 1836. Named after Captain Richmond Houghton, it was not until Thomas Yule's stewardship that vines were planted and the first vintage of Houghton wine flowed in 1859. Thomas Yule now sources fruit from the eminent Justin Vineyard in Frankland River, a dark ruby Shiraz of lifted liquorice and intense brambleberry, seasoned by piquant pepper notes and supported by showroom tannins. The very elite of Frankland River Shiraz... Artisanal wines of distinguished sites»
The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
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»
Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»

Wynns Coonawarra Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Coonawarra South Australia
Wynns have earned a soild reputation for delivering Coonawarra's most refined and elegant Riesling. From a region that's renowned for the peerless quality of its world class varietal reds, Wynns have demonstrated that Coonawarra can also make compelling white wines of the highest order. Sitting confidently at the riper end of the fruit spectrum, exuding exquisite citrus florals and an attractive honeysuckle lift, in a style which contrasts favourably to the classically mineral structured Rieslings from higher elevation, cooler climes.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
Like many of the world's great winegrowing regions, Coonawarra's climate is cool and marginal. This rejuvenating climes ensure a long ripening period that slowly builds up the intensity of flavours in the grape. The Riesling fruit here makes a wine exhibiting richness, intensity and depth of flavour with an excellent capacity for longevity. Wynns Coonawarra Estate constructs a Riesling that captures as much varietal character as possible in a fresh, light bodied, easy drinking wine. The fruit is harvested and inoculated with choice yeasts. Upon completion of ferments, batches are treated to a term of cold settling before assemblage into the final wine, bottled immediately whilst vital and fresh.
Pale green hues with hints of light straw. Crisp lemon aromas, the nose leads into white flowers and rich honeysuckle, fresh green apples are complimented by lifted floral notes. Gentle white floral and citrus notes balance out over the palate making a soft, approachable wine. Sherbet acid livens up the palate to give a refreshing finish. Just the right weight and clarity of fruit in this perennial favourite.
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