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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 remarkable for their individuality, they speak of little places, husbanded to artisanal winemaking practices, the most wonderful.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»

Yellowglen Piccolo 200ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Victoria
Good things in cute packages, think parties, celebrations, friends and fun, think Yellow! Yellowglen's popular sparkling is now available in 200ml Piccolo, a vibrant and fruity style that's brimming with lifted melon, pineapple and citrus flavours, before a wonderfully refreshing crisp, dry finish. There isn't anyone who doesn't love Yellowglen in Piccolo, the girls will be glad you brought a few along for that spontaneous soiree, the boys are sure to go through a slab or two on those weekend get togethers around the flat screen during grand final season.
Available in cases of 24
Case of 24
$190.00
Yellowglen produce Australia's most elegant and innovative sparklings, making the nation's favourite effervescent wine available in 200ml Piccolo, keeps Yellowglen right at the cutting edge. Yellowglen can truly rely on making their wine from the best fruit, they retain the finest vineyards and most dedicated viticultural team. Every aspect of Yellowglen's flow of operations, from the planting of vines to vinification and presentation, is designed to deliver a satisfying experience to discerning palates. Crafted to the distinctively fresh, fruit driven style for which Yellowglen are famous, grapes are inoculated to aromatic yeasts and vinified in clean fermenters, to retain the focus on freshness and vitality.
Light straw hue with persistent bead. Ripe fresh cut fruit nose, nectarines and honey dew, white currants and tangy lemon citrus. The palate displays melon, pineapple and citrus flavours, lifted stonefruit characters and apple notes, all supported by mouthfilling creamy textures. Serve at chicken champagne brunches, perfect for afternoon teas and alongside savoury nibbles.
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Australia’s most successful and prestigious sparkling wine venture was established in 1971 as a hobby by Ballarat businessman Ian Home

The Yellowglen vineyard at Smythesdale, 18km south west of Ballarat was originally planted to red grape varieties destined for table wine. The name Yellowglen was given to the winery after a gold mine was discovered in the middle of what are now pinot noir sites. It soon became clear however that this cool climate area would be far better suited to the production of world-class sparkling wine. Ian himself recognised that a gap had developed in the market for sparkling wine in Australia. French champagne was priced at $12.99 and Australian sparkling wine at $3.99

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Sparkling wine was made for the first time at Yellowglen 1982. Ian Home went into partnership with Dominique Landragin, born and bred in the Champagne region in France. Two years later the classic yellowed labelled Yellowglen Brut NV was released as a premium Australian sparkling wine priced at $6.99. By 1984 Yellowglen had also grown rapidly. Ian and Dominique recognised that capital was required to grow the business to its full potential. Mildara Wines saw the opportunity Yellowglen offered, and took control of the winery that year. Jeffrey Wilkinson from Brown Brothers was employed as head winemaker for Yellowglen in that year.

The first Cuvee Victoria was released from the 1983 vintage. At the same time, Yellowglen released the now justly renowned Brut Cremant, a creamier and softer style than the Brut NV. 1989 The first Yellowglen Vintage wine was released in 1989. It was made from the 1987 vintage and it has gained a reputation as being one of Australia’s finest single vintage sparkling wines.

Following Jeffrey Wilkinson’s departure, the Chief Winemaker for Yellowglen became Adam Eggins, who was Dux of the Oenology Degree at Roseworthy College in 1990. Yellowglen introduced the Y Premium with its unique ceramic printed label, a first in the sparkling wine market, and a blend of wine from Yellowglen’s best vintages. Yellowglen was again at the forefront of innovation when it introduced the Y, its unique and striking ceramic printed label and a more up-front flavoursome Chardonnay driven style ensured it was an immediate success. Yellowglen had cemented itself as Australia’s most successful premium sparkling wine producer.

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Yellow Sparkling was successfully launched and became an instant success in 1996. Launched as an entry point into the Yellowglen brand, Yellow was a fun, uncomplicated, casual offering to the consumer. The packaging was simple, the style fresh and flavoursome. The popularity of Yellow grew rapidly and it became a standout success for the brand. In 1999 Charles ‘chilly’ Hargrave was appointed Head Winemaker at Yellowglen.

In 2000 the Yellowglen Red Sparkling was successfully launched. This product expanded the small category that was red sparkling wine at this time, and became the number one best selling sparkling red wine in Australia. In 2000 Yellowglen Pinot Noir Chardonnay Piccolos were launched and were a huge success that Christmas. The year 2000 also saw the launch of the Seriously Bubbly advertising campaign. The Bubble Dress concept was introduced to the Yellowglen advertising, and now has become synonymous with Yellowglen. The concept for the advertising campaign centred on the excitement that accompanies drinking Yellowglen – it was, and continues to be, feminine, fun, celebratory and seriously bubbly!

A super premium bottle of sparkling was added to the Yellowglen range in 2001, Yellowglen’s Hargrave. A special release wine of limited quantity, Hargrave is sourced from Yellowglen winemaker Charles Hargrave’s premium vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.

The seriously bubbly advertising campaign took its next innovative step, when the Australian Public were given the opportunity to star in the 2003 advertising campaign. The Yellowglen team travelled throughout Australia, with media celebrity Symantha Perkins, to meet hundreds of Bubbly Girl hopefuls, eager to become one of the three faces of Yellowglen. The winners of the competition were Belinda Kelly, Bianca Cheah and Sussan Mourad – who all went on to appear on billboards throughout Australia.

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