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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»
One of the Australian west's most enduring marques, the illustrious vineyards of Howard Park are now in their fourth and fifth decade. Langton's Listed and recipient of the most prestigious accolades, Grande Medialle d'Or Concours Mondial and London International Wine & Spirits Competition. Howard Park were established from the ground up with a strict adherence to sustainable, holistic viticulture. Planted to sheep studs along Margaret River's Wilyabrup Creek, drawing fruit from the oldest Cabernet vines on Mount Barker, renowned for opulence and structure, they continue to deliver a range of superlative single vineyard bottlings with each vintage... The virtuous vines of howard park»
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»
Sandro Mosele is one of Victoria's most accomplished vignerons, his celebrated editions of Kooyong and Port Phillip estates are amongst the most cherished renderings of Burgundy styled Pinot Noir in the nation. Mosele has applied his art to a precious parcel of fruit, picked off a single, modest block of vine, grown to the fully fertile soils of a lamb and beef stud, on the brisk, maritime blown coastals of Gippsland South. This is not Pinot for profit, Walkerville represents an aesthetic appreciation of fruit from the farmer, invigorated by the blessings of providence and consecrations of local livestock. A cornucopia of comely characters, forcemeats and.. The grazier's garden of gippsland»

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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