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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»
Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the great historical wineworks at Penfolds Magill. He honed his craft as viticulturalist and vigneron amongst the illustrious wineries of old McLaren Vale. In the 1990s, Nugent planted new vines at Woodside along Bird In Hand Road, on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils and magnificent mesoclimes for stellar quality Adelaide Hills wine. Bird In Hand have since amassed a breathtaking tally of international accolades for the unrivalled excellence of their superlative vintages, wonderfully small batch releases, with the magnificence of structure, seamlessness and immaculacy of fruit, to.. Vivid vintages from the tailings of adelaide hills»
The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
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»

Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Canterbury New Zealand
Waipara River passes through a town of the same name on its course to Pegasus Bay, thirty minutes north of Christchurch. The vines enjoy a sheltered position near the sea, where warm days, cool nights and a dry autumn, result in a very prolonged ripening period. Pegasus Bay believe that patience and attention to detail are central to growing the most powerful fruit and vinifying the most compelling wines. Concentrated and rich, a backbone of tangy mineral and acid helps to dry out the palate all the way across to the zippy finish, lingering, spicey and dry.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$269.50
Sauvignon Blanc is harvested in stages to provide a spectrum of flavours, while the Semillon is left on the vines as long as possible to develop ripe, fully mature characters. Grapes are gently pressed and the juices are naturally inoculated through the action of localised indigenous yeasts. Sauvignon Blanc is vinified in fermenters at lower temperatures to retain the vibrancy of fruit, Semillon is treated to a course in old oak barriques, enhancing structure, richness and length. Upon completion, components are rested on yeast lees (sue lie) for several months to add luxurious textures and flavours, before an assemblage determined by tastings, into the final wine.
Light straw hues. Exotic aromas, tropical spice and turkish musk, passionfruit and paw paw, supported by an array of citrus fruits and wild thyme. Good concentration in the mouth, refined and elegant with a spine of tingling minerality and crisp acidity. Semillon adds mid palate weight, the French add Semillon to Sauvignon Blanc for longevity, Pegasus Bay is designed to evolve engaging complexity.
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