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The Australian winemaking industry is grateful to Leontine O'Shea, instrumental in the establishment of Mount Pleasant wines, she sent her son Maurice to France for an education in viticulture right at the outbreak of World War I, gifting him his first Hunter Valley vineyard in 1921. Mount Pleasant are now custodians of some grand old sites, a canon of small, elite blocks of vine that yield a precious range of icon wines, which represent peerless value and readily disappear before release of the following vintage... The legacy of grand old hunter valley vineyards»
Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
Established 1968 by Word War II flyer Egerton E.S Dennis, on ninety acres of McLaren Flat along the prestigious winegrowing terroirs at Kangarillla Road, the Dennis family pioneered the production of Mead alongside colleague and enthusiast John Maxwell. Dennis initially sold his harvests to some of Australia's most eminent brands before founding his own label in 1971,with the object of converting the high quality fruit into pure, estate made wines. Since establishment, Dennis Wines have collected hundreds of medals at national and international wine shows, twice claiming the revered Bushing King awards for best wine at the McLaren Vale Winemakers Exhibition. A.. Dennis of kangarilla road»
Established 1908, Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels. The tradition began 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen, made the journey to take up an apprenticeship at the John Riddoch wineworks and to labour amongst Coonawarra's founding vineyards. Bill Redman's earliest vintages were sold off to other companies but it was not until 1952 that the Redman family released their own wines under the moniker Rouge Homme. Redman was finally branded under its own label in 1966, it remains one of the most enduring marques in Coonawarra. Husbanded by the 4th generation, parcels from the.. The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»

Wirra Wirra 12th Man Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
Wirra Wirra patriarch Greg Trott venerated cricket as the most noble of pursuits. He even built his very own concrete pitch at the family farm to emulate his heroes. Trotty aspired to wearing the famous baggy green cap of the national team, even if only to carry the drinks as twelfth man. It's a certainty that if the drinks tray offered Wirra Wirra, Trott would have been warmly welcomed as an essential member of the team. A sensation in Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, richly barrel fermented, a match to the freshest seafood or seared white meat recipes.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$188.50
Wirra Wirra treat the selection of their fruit with the greatest of zeal, sourcing a parcel of the most exquisite Chardonnay from a precious site at Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. Grapes are all hand picked and whole bunch pressed, the free run juices are filled to French oak for an exclusively wild, indigenous yeast fermentation. All barrels are tasted weekly while treated to a course of lees stirring battonage to infuse complexity and encourage malolactic. Barrels are sulphured on lees at various stages throughout a term of maturation in a high proportion of new Seguin Moreau and Mercurey Burgundy coopered oak barrels, to capture and preserve excellence of Adelaide Hills fruit character.
Vibrant gold with green hue. Bouquet offers up lifted white peach and nectarine fruits, lemon rind and flint. The fruit is complexed by lemon curd, aromatic cedar and cashew notes. The palate reveals a lovely intensity of nectarine and citrus fruit characters, lemon curd and cedar. A complex balance between the fresh stone fruits, bright acid and wonderful creamy texture.
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  • Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 375ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Shiraz
    McLaren Vale South Australia
    Case of 12 $191.00