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One of our nation's enduring winemaking dynasties, the Hamiltons planted vines just outside Adelaide in 1837. Great grandson Sydney Hamilton was a legendary and innovative viticulturalist, he ultimately made his own oenological conversion to the sacred Terra Rosa soils of Coonawarra in 1974, establishing one of Australia's most distinguished vineyards on a highly auspicious site, naming the property after forebear Lord Leconfield. An exceptional value for Cabernet of its class, presaged by a vigorously perfumed berry punnet nose, syrup textured, stately and refined, Leconfield makes a compelling.. What the doctor recommends in good red wine»
The sensational vintages of St John's Road were generations in the making, the fruit of grand old vineyards and the progeny of families which have tilled Barossa soil since early settlement. The landed gentry along St John's Road represent a heritage of the most distinguished names in Australian viticulture, Lehmann and Lienert, Zander, Kalleske and Schutz. With each vintage, they earmark small parcels of the most exceptional Barossa fruit, to be treated to a course of traditional open ferments and term of age in the finest French oak. Bearing such pious Lutheran monikers as Prayer Garden and Resurrection Vineyard, these sacred sites are planted to some of the.. Brought to you by barossa born & bred»
A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
There are but two winemakers who can lay claim to a staggering four Jimmy Watson Trophy victories. Wolf Blass was the man behind the label. John Glaetzer was the man behind Wolf Blass. While working for Wolf, Glaetzer was moonlighting on his own brand, applying the same extravagance of technique to the pick of Langhorne Creek fruit. Perfection in the form of black bramble fruit, muscular yet affable tannins, all framed by the luxury of ebony oak. Aspirants of the great Black Blass Label fables of 1974, 1975 and 1976, are privately advised to avail themselves of John's Blend, Cabernet or Shiraz. Crafted from the same parcels, in the same way, by the same hands,.. Timeless mystique of langhorne creek»

Brown Brothers Patricia Pinot Chardonnay Brut CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier Victoria
Patricia is the culmination of Brown Brothers commitment to excellence in viticulture and oenology. A slow and painstaking selection of fruit from the finest blocks of vine is followed by the utmost care throughout vinification, aimed at maximizing palate structure and achieving true elegance. A Pinot Noir dominated wine, from grapes grown to the high altitude Whitlands vineyard, crafted with strict adherence to traditional Methode Champeniose. A splendid effort, complex and rich with toasty fruit and yeast characters, Patricia is intended to impress.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$239.50
The climate at Whitlands is ideal for retaining the type of acidity so essential to this style of wine. The property sits at eight hundred metres above sea level in the sub alpine area at the top end of the King Valley. Fruit is hand picked and whole bunch pressed through an air bag. Grapes are treated gently to yield a scant five hundred litres of juice per tonne, minimising the impact of harsher compounds from skins. Base wines are treated to full malolactic for complexity. The secondary ferments are deliberately extended to produce a fine bead, then rested an extravagant five years on lees to develop further complexity. Patricia is then disgorged and liqueured, to true Methode traditionelle.
Light straw colour with fine persistent bead. Llifted nose with a rich yeast autolysis character and hints of citrus and apple. The palate is full bodied, complex and rich with prominent lemon/ lime flavours and a bready character which lingers. The mouthfeel is creamy and elegant before a crisp, dry finish and with refreshing acidity. This complex and rich sparkling wine deserves to be accompanied by the finest faire, hors d'oeuvres or scallops, souffle or brie.
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