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A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
The sensational vintages of St John's Road were generations in the making, the fruit of grand old vineyards and the progeny of families which have tilled Barossa soil since early settlement. The landed gentry along St John's Road represent a heritage of the most distinguished names in Australian viticulture, Lehmann and Lienert, Zander, Kalleske and Schutz. With each vintage, they earmark small parcels of the most exceptional Barossa fruit, to be treated to a course of traditional open ferments and term of age in the finest French oak. Bearing such pious Lutheran monikers as Prayer Garden and Resurrection Vineyard, these sacred sites are planted to some of the.. Brought to you by barossa born & bred»
Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first academically qualified winemaker to take up Clare Valley viticulture in 1949. He had an uncanny intuition for good land and established some of the most illustrious vineyards on the continent. Jim Barry is also a patriarch of the Coonawarra, in pursuit of the perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, he planted vines on the ancient Penola Cricket Oval, preserving the original pavilion for posterity. Jim Barry endures as one of the nation's most distinguished brands, renowned throughout the world of wine for decades of the most remarkable vintages, an evolving range of superior vineyard editions,.. Salient statements from superior sites»
Great wines from the Great Southern, the nether southwest rump of the continent, which yields the most astonishing quality vintages, both red and white. Castelli are a family of renewable power engineers, who are at their happiest picking grapes off vines. Boutique and very hands on, their efforts have been rewarded by prestigious international accolades, including Royal Perth Trophy for Best Chardonnay, San Francisco and International Wine Challenge Gold for Cabernet Sauvignon, Sydney Blue Gold for Shiraz. Defined by weighty palates, edifying complexity and statuesque grace, the entire range of Castelli represent an inspiring opportunity for immersion into.. Wonderfully winsome whiffs from the west»

Moppity Lock Key Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Tumbarumba New South Wales
Lock & Key redefines the style of New South Wales Chardonnay. The cool climes of Tumbarumba at the foothills of Snowy Mountains are ideally suited to producing lean, elegant and refined Chardonnay wines. The region is fast gaining recognition as a source of Australia's finest fruit, it has been selected by the nation's most distinguished winemakers for the development of exciting new vineyards. Lock & Key unravels an elegant palate of abundant ripe cashew citrus characters, melon and stonefruit flavours.
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Moppity are in full embrace of the philosophy that great wines are made in the vineyard. There's also nothing generic about Moppity's Lock & Key efforts, they reflect their unique geographic origins, the ultimate expression of soil and microclime. Every effort is made in the vineyard to achieve quality fruit. Minimal irrigation, bunch thinning and careful pruning ensure low yields of concentrated grapes, providing wines of compelling regional and varietal distinction. Parcels of Tumbarumba Chardonnay are isolated on the basis of pure varietal expression and intensity of flavour. Exclusively free run juices are treated to lees battonage and partially barrel fermented in a selection of fine French oak barriques.
Brilliant, clean, pale yellow colour. Bright and lifted with citrus, fig and nutty complexity. Best described as a new world Chablis, the palate is long and lean with citrus, white peach and excellent minerality before a spicy, nutty finish. Although partially fermented in French hogsheads, the oak plays a subtle background role, allowing the fruit to do the talking.
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