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Three British Army officers, in their capacity as agents of the East India Company, established one of Western Australia's first agricultural enterprises in 1836. Named after Captain Richmond Houghton, it was not until Thomas Yule's stewardship that vines were planted and the first vintage of Houghton wine flowed in 1859. Thomas Yule now sources fruit from the eminent Justin Vineyard in Frankland River, a dark ruby Shiraz of lifted liquorice and intense brambleberry, seasoned by piquant pepper notes and supported by showroom tannins. The very elite of Frankland River Shiraz... Artisanal wines of distinguished sites»
Old Richmond Gaol was one of Diemen Land's first prisons, built by the convicts themselves, of good old fashioned granite blocks, laboriously hauled in wooden hand carts and quarried from the ominously monikered Butchers Hill. Today, Butchers Hill is the site of the steepest sloping vineyard in Coal River Valley, invigorated by afternoon sea breezes and prevailing winds from the roaring forties, its highly auspicious, self mulching black Vertosols, yield extraordinary wines. Established by founding members of the Hobart Beefsteak & Burgundy Club, Butchers Hill represents three generations of passion amongst the nether vineyards of the Apple Isle. Not just a.. Princely parcels of pooley»
Originally formulated by John Charles Brown OBE in 1954 and crafted to this very day in the exact same manner, Brown Brothers flagship icon endures as one of the nation's most distinguished single vineyard wines. Mondeuse plantings were brought to Australia in the early 1900s by the legendary Francois de Castella of St Hubert fame, they have remained the most precious parcel of Brown Brothers heirloom vines since the 1920s. At Milawa, Mondeuse translates into an inky, deeply tannic wine, it forms synergies with the sweet fruit plumpness of Shiraz and statuesque elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon to coalesce into a rich, opulent style of eloquence and structure... The brown brothers most closely guarded secret»
Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»

Xanadu Exmoor Semillon Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River Western Australia
Is it from Margaret River, classicaly fruit driven and rejuvenatingly dry? you bet! Xanadu were one of the regional pioneers who made the Sauvignon Semillon blend so chic. The classic dry style of Margaret River white, offering wonderful purity of complex fruit character, a lean crisp acidity and refreshing mineral finish. A fluency in the production of this wonderfully appealing accord makes Exmoor the starting point, when seeking out a revitalizing white wine to accompany every cuisine and all good food.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Xanadu were one of the first to choose their ground in Margaret River. Exceptional growing seasons and good ripening conditions are what makes Xanadu's vineyards so special, the vines thrive under the favourable climes. Each parcel of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is harvested to a schedule determined by the optimum level of physiological ripeness. Fruit is crushed, destemmed and chilled before pressing. The settled, clean juices are vinified in temperature controlled fermenters through the action of aromatic yeast strains, to retain fresh varietal characteristics. The final components are selected on the basis of synergy, to be assembled and treated to a gentle fining and stabilisation.
Pale straw with slight green hue. A vibrant bouquet displays freshly squeezed citrus characters with passionfruit and dried herbs in the background. Medium bodied, the lively palate offers zesty lemon/ lime flavours combined whith guava and hints of thyme and spice. An easy drinking Margaret River style with wonderful purity, fruit driven, honest and lip smacking with crisp acidity and a clean refreshing finish.
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