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Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
There are fewer than twenty hectares of Stefano Lubiana vines, overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of Derwent River. Chosen for its felicitious winegrowing aspects, it is a place of scrupulously clean soils, free of any pesticides or manufactured treatments. Insects are welcome here, they are mother nature's endorsement of a holistically biodynamic viticulture. Lubiana is a fifth generation winemaker, one of the apple isle's leading vignerons, he works to an arcane system of seasonal chronometers, governed by cosmic rhythms, the turning of leaves and angle of the moon. His wines are given full indulgence to make themselves. Ferments lie undisturbed and.. Celestial wines from southern climes»
Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing.. The wonderful wines of wicks»

Yabby Lake Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Mornington Victoria
A generously proportioned, single vineyard wine from the Yabby Lake property at Tuerong. Inspired by the great Chardonnays of Burgundy, Yabby Lake are an articulation of the auspicious terroir and climes of Mornington. A blend of three splendid clones, P58 from Block 1, B76 from Block 4 and the Mendoza off Blocks 1 and 6, each planted to a specific regimen of aspects and soil, are exactingly crafted and assembled. A long term commitment to producing the finest Chardonnay has achieved the creation of a truly remarkable wine.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$239.50
The subtle variations on each block infuse grapes with a great depth of character and personality which is realized in the finished wine. Fruit is hand picked and each block is handled separately to ensure individual parcels achieve their ultimate potential. Bunches are gently whole pressed through small batches into a selection of seasoned and new, tightly grained 500 litre French oak puncheons. Vinification commences naturally through the action of wild indigenous yeasts and is complete in a little over a fortnight. Yabby Lake is matured eleven months on gross sedimentery lees without any malolactic treatments, before identifying the best barrels for assemblage into the finished wine.
Brilliant, vibrant appearance. Fine, lifted nose, complex and beguiling. The palate is fine and tightly wound with a precise mineral intensity. Elegantly balanced, dominated by crisp varietal fruit and integrated nutty oak. Medium bodied, well structured, showing great length and poise, finishing with great purity and length.
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