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Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea Estate yield the quality of Mornington that have to be experienced... Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Balgownie are one of our nation's great small vineyards, pioneers of the reprise in Bendigo viticulture, with the foresight to establish vines in 1969, the first local plantings in over eighty years. Grown to terrains very near the tailings of Victoria's original gold rush, the auspicious Balgownie vines yield discreet yet exquisite harvests of the most edifying and undervalued Victorian vintages. A bespoke favourite amongst enthusiasts of the old school style in elegant and finely boned Aussie Shiraz, Balgownie represent the essential accompaniment to meaty eggplant inspired recipes, or a princely roast of lamb, the best of.. Balgownie begets the best of bendigo»

Campbells Classic Rutherglen Muscat 500ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

Muscat Rutherglen vic Victoria
The oval logotype with stylised R classification assures an exceptional level of richness and complexity, through a precious elevage of very old wines matured in well seasoned oak, infused with distinctive dry rancio character. The Muscats of Rutherglen are considered the world's richest wines and bear the mark of authenticity, only ever assigned to the great Muscat vineyards of the region.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$239.50
The Campbell house style is essentially complex and elegant, capturing a rich purity of raisin fruit flavour. Picked at the very end of vintage, Muscat of Rutherglen (muscat a petit grains rouge) grapes achieve a very high sugar level. Only select parcels of premium fruit are included into the Solera. The stocks which provides the basis date back to the 1950s, only small amounts are withdrawn from this solera, ensuring the highest quality and consistency of style. Blended and assembled for optimum flavour and balance at the time of bottling, Campbell will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. Alcohol 17.5%
Deep amber with tawny hues. Rich fresh raisin fruit aromas with great depth, showing rancio characters. Great power and intense fruit with balance and elegance. Evidence of mellow oak on the luscious lingering finish. Excellent with vintage cheddar or blue vein cheese, dried fruit and fresh nuts or memorable end to a meal with freshly brewed coffee.
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