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Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Planted to a steep north facing slope, under the shades of an ancient sawmill, very near the estuaries Mersey and Don, the measured yields of an elite little vineyard are hand picked for vinification by the illustrious Josef Chromy wineworks at Relbia. Highly specialised with the effusive sparkling styles and aromatic whites, winners Winestate Alternative Varietal of Year, the barriques of Barringwood are percolating parcels of Pinot Noir, which are setting a benchmark for the artisanal boutique estates of Devonport and greater Launceston. Barringwood are grown within a unique mesoclime, the longest growing season in Tasmania, each bottle is remarkable for its expression and articulation of a truly opportune site. There are only a few productive hectares at Barringwood, highly prized & passionately husbanded, a closely cosseted nursery of superior vines, the voluble vintages.. Ardour of affection on the apple isle»

Zilzie Yarra Valley Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria
Zilzie work to an uncompromising pursuit of the right soil for each grape, they've formed a close bond with many of the nation's finest growers. Yarra Valley is Victoria's oldest wine region, renowned for producing sophisticated Chardonnay wines of the highest order. Zilzie have assembled parcels of the best fruit to compose an elegant and refined example. Compelling nectarine flavours are complemented by a subtle creamy texture and refreshing minerality. Match Zilzie with chicken caesar and all good luncheon faire or a crispy skin barramundi for dinner.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$209.00
Zilzie are located just a stone's throw from the mighty River Murray on the outskirts of Red Cliffs, just south of Mildura in northwest Victoria. The winemaking team take a hand in every stage of the process, from tasting grapes in the vineyard to ensuring each parcel is separately handled for the retention of clean varietal fruit character. Harvests of Chardonnay from good vineyards in the Yarra Valley are promptly brought to the Zilzie wineworks for vinification. After inoculation, juices are transferred to a selection of new, one and two year old French oak barriques for fermentations. Upon completion the finished wine spends six months in barrel being treated to battonage, building complexity and palate texture. Alcohol 13.5%
Pale straw with green hues. A bright fruit forward nose lead by nectarine, spice and citrus aromas. Flavours of melon, mango and grapefruit on an elegant, fruit driven palate, supported by lovely creamy textures and a fine, refreshing minerality. Enjoy with grilled salmon, tarragon and braised leek.
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