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Gary and Nick Farr are father and son, they make wine together but aren't afraid to go head to head when their opinions differ. Nick grew up amongst some of the world's most sacred vineyards, he knows about the land and found a magnificent little site, barely east of Lake Colac. Irrewarra is the vigneron's shangri-la, prepared for viticulture by generations of grazing and eons of the sobering south sea breezes, which stimulate vines to yield meagre harvests of parched little grapes, sleek of tannin and rich in flavour. Vintaged in excruciatingly limited lots, there are fully two styles of Irrewarra on offer, a grapefruit and oyster shell Chardonnay, a Pinot.. It's irrewarra by farr»
Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
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»
Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»

Xanadu Exmoor Semillon Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River Western Australia
Is it from Margaret River, classicaly fruit driven and rejuvenatingly dry? you bet! Xanadu were one of the regional pioneers who made the Sauvignon Semillon blend so chic. The classic dry style of Margaret River white, offering wonderful purity of complex fruit character, a lean crisp acidity and refreshing mineral finish. A fluency in the production of this wonderfully appealing accord makes Exmoor the starting point, when seeking out a revitalizing white wine to accompany every cuisine and all good food.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Xanadu were one of the first to choose their ground in Margaret River. Exceptional growing seasons and good ripening conditions are what makes Xanadu's vineyards so special, the vines thrive under the favourable climes. Each parcel of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is harvested to a schedule determined by the optimum level of physiological ripeness. Fruit is crushed, destemmed and chilled before pressing. The settled, clean juices are vinified in temperature controlled fermenters through the action of aromatic yeast strains, to retain fresh varietal characteristics. The final components are selected on the basis of synergy, to be assembled and treated to a gentle fining and stabilisation.
Pale straw with slight green hue. A vibrant bouquet displays freshly squeezed citrus characters with passionfruit and dried herbs in the background. Medium bodied, the lively palate offers zesty lemon/ lime flavours combined whith guava and hints of thyme and spice. An easy drinking Margaret River style with wonderful purity, fruit driven, honest and lip smacking with crisp acidity and a clean refreshing finish.
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