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Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»
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»
Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast,.. Land of the fallen giants»
Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»

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
$239.00
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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