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Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»
Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
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Alkoomi White Label Semillon Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Frankland River Western Australia
A timely and topical accord of Frankland River fruit, sourced from the oldest blocks on Alkoomi Estate vineyards. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are so well suited to this part of the world, that they brought narcissism to new levels after partnering off as the classically dry white. Components are fermented and aged on sedimentery yeast lees, achieving a style that's interwoven with savoury, creamy textural notes supported by fine, cool climate acidity.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$215.00
The cool climate and gravelly loam soils of Frankland River are well suited to the production of intense white wines. Alkoomi Vineyard is located just eighty kilometers inland from the Southern Ocean, where vines are nourished by good winter rains and stimulated by dry ripening months. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are harvested in the early hours of morning, preserving the delicate varietal flavours. Fruit is transferred to fermenters and vinified on gross lees for added texture and complexity, followed by a course of maceration to build textural richness and early bottling to capture and retain freshness.
Pale straw with light green hues. Lifted bouquet of sugar snap peas and freshly cut grass over a sweet core of vanilla. Elegant and fine, displays rich guava and passionfruit flavours associated with Sauvignon Blanc, supported by lingering lemon curd, bright acidity and a creamy textural mouthfeel from the barrel ferment Semillon.
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