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Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade to conserve and restore the ancient vines, establishing his cellars at Tanunda along Krondorf Road. He.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»
It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps single vineyard range are all distinct for their expression.. Big wines from little vineyards»
Established 1853 by George Friedrich Schmidt, who acquired eighteen choice hectares of viticulture at Tanunda along Siegersdorf Road, for the peppercorn price of a pound per acre, Haan endures as one of the Barossa's quietly achieving, arcane old vineyards. Distinguished in the 21st century by a streak of prestigious industry accolades, Australian Wine Producer of Year, Gold Medal and Trophy for Best Blended Red at the illustrious London International Wine & Spirit Competition. Much of Haan's modest production is always retained by the softly spoken estate's most ardent enthusiasts. Shrewd aspirants will also seize the opportunity to retain a case or two of the heirloom vineyard's most recent vintage. A graceful style of opaque fruit characters, savoury and.. Tanunda tradition»

Kooyong Estate Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Mornington Victoria
Consistently one of Mornington's very best, a meticulously crafted single vineyard Chardonnay, from fruit grown to 3½ coddled hectares at Tuerong. Kooyong is a true domain in viticultural terms, founders Chris and Gail Aytward were inspired to establish vines on a very special piece of terroir, chosen for its potential to produce quality fruit. The vineyard itself was husbanded from the ground up, with a view to growing Mornington's finest Chardonnay. A fully engaging, richly barrel fermented, mineral and quartz style of new world Chardonnay.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$233.50
A mix of several Chardonnay clones, selectively picked off exclusively estate grown vines, trained to trellis vertical shoot position on the Farrago and Faultline blocks. Faultline makes wines that are richer and fuller than Farrago, articulating greater textural characters and supported by the inherent minerality. Farrago Chardonnay is defined by its very linear character and strong minerality, the premier wine with the greatest potential. Fruit is whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented in a selection of new and seasoned French oak, without any added yeast, followed by a year's maturation Sur lie.
Vibrant pale straw with hints of gold. The nose shows lemon peel, grapefruit and wet stones. Palate has richness but is kept tight and focused by bright acidity running the entire length. Youthful and intensely flavoured, with bright citrus notes as well as sherbet, jelly crystals, mandarin and some oatmeal with hazelnut. Shows power, concentration and youth at the moment as it continues gain complexity.
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