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Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»
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, defined by their penetrating fruit and seamless tannins, essential for every enthusiast of identifiably Australian, claret style.. Salient statements from superior sites»

Taylors St Andrews Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Clare Valley South Australia
The zenith in Clare Valley Chardonnay, St Andrews are a true labour of love for the Taylor family, sourced from an historical property adjacent to the estate wineworks. St Andrews continue to attract an impressive array of international awards and recognition for their outstanding quality. Parcels of French Bernard clone Chardonnay are selectively hand picked off the distinguished Angela block G30 and Victoria block V20, carefully sorted and gently pressed into the extravagance of new Louis Latour French oak for an opulent barrel ferment and course of age.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$233.50
The aim is to craft a wine of delicacy and finesse, grapes are harvested throughout the cool of night, gently whole berry pressed and chilled to eight degrees C. The entire process with fifteen minutes of harvest to capture and preserve the excellence of fruit in the vineyard. Juices are cold settled and transferred to a selection of 80% new, tight grained French oak barriques by artisanal Burgundy coopers Louis Latour, for inoculation to Cepage Chardonnay yeasts. Upon completion, batches are treated to nine weeks of lees stirring battonage and ten months maturation, followed by minimal fining and filtration.
Youthful pale straw hues. Ripe stone fruit aromas along with hints of tropical fruit and subtle citrus zest, enticing sweet spice and savoury cashew of French oak. Medium bodied yet sumptuous wine with an enjoyable creaminess to the mid-palate, flavours of juicy white fleshed stone fruit, cleansing citrus at the finish, wonderful persistence and length.
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