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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»
Kalleske are one of our nation's most distinguished winegrower families, Barossa through and through, heirs to the tradition of Prussian pastoralists who established South Australia as one of the world's great viticultural precincts. The family Kalleske were the quiet achievers behind the stellar quality of fruit, at the heart of the most memorable vintages Penfolds Grange. Old sites and ancient vines, a tally of which have been branded under the Atze's Corner label, a regal range of stately Barossa wines, irresistibly underpriced in terms of provenance, excellence and sheer delight. Spectacular bouquets, redolent of freshness, fragrance and fruit,.. Small batches of the barossa's very best»
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»
Established 1908, Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels. The tradition began 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen, made the journey to take up an apprenticeship at the John Riddoch wineworks and to labour amongst Coonawarra's founding vineyards. Bill Redman's earliest vintages were sold off to other companies but it was not until 1952 that the Redman family released their own wines under the moniker Rouge Homme. Redman was finally branded under its own label in 1966, it remains one of the most enduring marques in Coonawarra. Husbanded by the 4th generation, parcels from the.. The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»

Xanadu Estate Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Xanadu's salubrious vineyards are at the heart of Margaret River's most prestigious viticultural precinct. Warm growing seasons with cooling sea breezes create the perfect maritime growing climes. It is here that Chardonnay takes on an added dimension that's unique to Margaret River. More concentrated and more complex, more viscous and more tangy, without being weighty or cloying. The voluptuous fruit lends itself to wild yeast ferments and luxurious lees regimens, Xanadu's award winning team are masterful at both.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$401.00
What good is a vintage of the finest fruit if it's harvested on the wrong day? The enduring philosophy at Xanadu is that timing is everything, picking at just the right time and guiding the fruit through to the bottle without too much intervention. Sandy loam soils over coarser ancient gravels encourage vines to yield the most intense fruit. Natural ferments keep the focus on preserving the integrity of Margaret River excellence with precision and depth. The choicest parcels of Gin Gin clone Chardonnay are whole bunch pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for a wild, indigenous yeast vinification, followed by nine months sedimentery lees battonage for textural richness and complexity. Alcohol 13.0%
Pale straw with green hues. Bright citrus and white fleshed stone fruit notes over underlying hints of smoky oak, roasted hazelnuts and white flowers. A full bodied palate offering white nectarines, figs and zesty lemony flavours. Lovely complexity with a nutty, mealy texture derived from lees stirring, the taught mineral acidity combines with the bright fruit to focus the wine perfectly to a dry, persistent finish.
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