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There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Unico Zelo are an old world style of winemaking co-operative, a congress of Adelaide Hills family growers who take their work seriously, to ensure that their harvests are fashioned into a range of exquisite, artisanally crafted limited edition wines. Italian varietals are the specialty, a class of grapes which grow magnificently within the premier precincts of Adelaide Hills, eco friendly to local flora and fauna, they bloom wonderfully in the parched, unirrigated mesoclimes of native Australia. Made to measure for enthusiasts of the small batch Adelaide Hills style, aficianados of Italianate chic and gourmands at large, the wines of Unico Zelo raise the fruit.. The adelaide collective of veteran vignerons»
The First Colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. Six generations later, the Potts family's precious plantings of Malbec have been a key component in many of the nation's most memorable and invaluable vintages for decades. A varietal that performs magnificently on the silty flood plains of Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale's pure Malbec bottlings are a profound statement about the.. Making the most magnificent malbec»
Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Coonawarra South Australia
While the wood treatment in Wynns Chardonnay has gradually been reduced over the years, the style of oak is refined and plays an important but subtle role, enhancing the varietal characters through the use of techniques which ensure complexity. As a young wine it displays vital expressions of fresh cut melon, figs and citrus fruit finely balanced by vanillin oak. Hints of butterscotch and roasted nuts evolve as the wine ages. The enduring tradition continues at Wynns, a highly attractive Chardonnay that's immediately enjoyable yet ages magnificently.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Wynn's Coonawarra own and operate approximately 70% of the vineyards sited to Terra rossa soils, the lion's share of land and the most of any producer. As a pioneer of the region, they also retain the oldest vines. Wynns Chardonnay has consistently upheld a reputation for superior quality and value. The estate's Coonawarra resources make available parcels of fruit that can be fashioned into wines of classic varietal character and longevity. Grapes are crushed and inoculated in temperature controlled fermenters to retain the vitality and essence of Coonawarra Chardonnay. Components are matured for several months in a selection of French oak barrels to develop complexity.
Bright pale straw hue with green edges. Lifted white peach and nectarine fragrances are balanced by subtle cashew nut and nougat aromas. Elegant and crisp palate with distinctive poached pear notes. Nutty French oak barrel ferment characters highlight the gentle creamy palate and add texture. Soft stone fruit and citrus are reined in by the delicate acid , subtle citrus notes add to the seamlessness and length.
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