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Dugat Py Gevrey Chambertin Les Evocelles 2009
One of the most astute constructs in Appellation Gevrey Chambertin Contrôlée
$28599each
$3431DOZEN
From Fruit Grown To A Superior Estate Parcel Hand picked off vines up to seventy years of age planted to propitious clay limestone soils along the southeast facing hillside at the very northwest of the commune. Husbanded to completely organic, sustainably biodynamic agricultural techniques, the finished wine is treated to eighteen months maturation in an extravagant selection of exclusively new French oak barriques. A mere one or two hundred are produced each vintage.
 
By Farr Farrside Pinot Noir 2011
For many years
$6499each
$779DOZEN
Gary Farr Followed Up Every Vintage At Bannockburn With A Tour Of Duty At Burgundy's Domaine Dujac He believed Australian technology to be superior but was greatly inspired by the traditional practices of French vignerons Farr brought home the ancient technique of pigeage, throwing whole bunches into large, open vats and immersing his body into the wine to break up any hot spots. A weighty Pinot wine, Farrside combines density and precision with a capacity to endure and evolve.
 
Jacobs Creek Reserve Pinot Chardonnay 2015
Jacobs Creek were there at the very beginnings of Australian viticulture in the 1840s
$1699each
$203DOZEN
They Continue To Lead Through A Pursuit Of Excellence In Winemaking And Dedication To The Culture Of The Vine Nothing less than the finest parcels of fruit from splendid vineyards in Adelaide Hills will suffice the Jacobs Creek team have settled for choice harvests of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which can demonstrate an affinity for a satisfyingly modern sparkling style. An exquisite and engaging aperitif wine that really comes into its own when matched to fine gourmandise.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz FROM GOOD VINEYARDS IN THE MCLAREN VALE AND LANGHORNE CREEK, an assemblage of Shiraz wines that have been vinified and aged separately, isolated on the basis of character and complexity, then woven into a tapestry of remarkable integration. Tiraged and treated to a secondary fermentation in bottle, Black Chook has developed a rich chocolate and cherry ripe palate with light biscuitty oak and gummy, chewy tannins. A luscious Sparkling Shiraz, sagaciously balanced, destined to compliment pork, turkey, and every festive engagement.
$2999each
$359DOZEN
Starvedog Lane Chardonnay 2008 WHAT CONSTITUTED A LANE, I suppose, was a large encampment of German emigrants who had pitched their tents in a parallel line on the opposite side of the row. They were recent arrivals from Germany by the ships Zebra and Prince George, and were the pioneers and founders of the little rural hamlet of Hahndorf.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet 2015 A VINEYARD OF SOME HISTORICAL IMPORT, Bernoota is the original block, planted to the Follett family homestead along the banks of River Bremer, two decades before federation. A splendid construct of Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet, selected from old vines around the distinguished Follett family vineyard, perennially released to resounding accolades. Bernoota is Lake Breeze's most highly awarded wine, amassing multi awards and gold in recent years, including the highly prestigious Royal Adelaide Max Schubert Trophy.
$1299each
$155DOZEN
Preece Chardonnay 2012 PREECE CAN BE PROUD OF A HISTORY SPANNING SEVERAL DECADES AND REPRESENTING MANY OF VICTORIA'S MOST MEMORABLE VINTAGE RELEASES. The salubrious fruit growing terroirs of Goullburn are an idyll for the noble Chardonnay grape. Old and new world vinification techniques serve to place the quality of fruit right upfront, as framed by a judicious use of oak and supported by luxurious lees complexity. A generous Chardonnay wine delivering a punch of nectarine, rockmelon and vanilla flavours, offering good structure and lovely creamy textures.
The image of
the hand is a symbol of strength, gateway to the heart, tiller of the soil, the mark of the artisan, and embodies the philosophy of Seresin Estate
The sentinel stone at the entrance to Seresin Estate signals the path to the winery and herald's the philosophy of the winemakers. The stone bears a subtle handprint, a symbol of the individual, and of creative endeavour. It represents a philosophy to blend tradition with technology, to work with natural elements and elicit a true Marlborough character to the wines. Organically grown, hand-tended, some fermented with wild yeasts, the grapes from the estate are raised on a cornerstone of working in harmony with nature. Complex flavours and sensational palate texture are hallmarks of Seresin.
 Seresin

The Seresin Estate grapes, gown on the Wairau River's warm alluvial terraces, are picked at the close of the long Marlborough summer. In the winery, minimal intervention allows the layers of flavour to evolve, so the wines are a natural expression of the soil from which they come. Founded in 1992 the terraces deliver natural advantages, basking in the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, sheltered between the sweep of parallel mountain ranges. The two terraces provide distinct meso-climates and soil types: on the lower terrace, silty loam over free-draining river gravels lends elegance to our white wines, while Pinot Noir thrives on the upper level tongue of clay.

In practising biodynamics, Seresin use a range of different preparations to help balance and enrich the soils. Preparations are used in combination to enhance the availability of soil minerals to plants. A concoction of yarrow flowers and a stag's bladder enhances the activities of sulphur, nitrogen, potassium and trace elements. Dried after hanging in the open for about two weeks, the stag's bladder is stuffed with yarrow flowers and left to hang in a tree over the summer, then buried in a clay pipe over winter. The remaining material is then incorporated into the cow-pat-pits, composts and seaweed teas. Why a stag's bladder? Practically, the dried stag's bladder makes an excellent container and is fully natural and biodegradable - an example of traditional, self-sufficient agriculture using the full resources of the Estate. It is also interesting to see the structure of the yarrow flower strongly resembles a stag's antlers.

On Wednesday mornings, the Seresin Estate staff catch up for some morning tea and an informal staff meeting. After bacon & egg pie (using Seresin Estate organic eggs of course!) followed by date & caramel cake, and catching up on various vineyard, winery and marketing activities, some of the estate's barrel fermented and barrel aged wines are sampled. To finish off, the staff descend on a target vineyard block for some pruning. Each February, to coincide with the Wine Marlborough Festival, Seresin Estate invites a chef of international standing to host a series of dinners at our boatshed restaurant in Waterfall Bay, in the Marlborough Sounds.

Seresin Estate are committed to producing premium extra virgin olive oil. In the early nineties, plants from a specialist olive nursery in Tuscany, owned by the renowned Attilio Sonnoli were imported and planted to the Seresin Estate. A good selection of the classic varieties that make Tuscan extra virgin oil the best in the world were selected - Frantoio, Minerva, Leccino, Pendolino and Maurino. Each year Seresin bring out Maurizio Castelli, a Tuscan based wine and olive oil expert to Marlborough to supervise the harvest and pressing. By solely utilising fruit from groves surrounding the winery, the ultimate goals of individuality, quality and consistency are achieved

The UK Drink Tank team selected the Seresin Estate Leah Pinot Noir as their wine of the week after it achieved first or second place from all of the seven judges in a blind tasting of six wines from France, Italy, Spain, USA and New Zealand, "Whilst the All Blacks are heading home with tear-streaked cheeks and reputations in tatters, there is one New Zealander holding his head high this week. Michael Seresin, the founder, creator and dynamic force behind Seresin Estate can be rightly proud of his winning performance in the armit Drink Tank Taste-Off. The Webb Ellis Trophy will have to wait until 2011 but for those who wish to see New Zealand performing at its best, there can be no better way than cracking the cap on a bottle of Leah. Rich, generous and broad but with the definition and purity of great Pinot Noir for all to see, this is a brilliantly versatile, inspiring example of what can be produced in the land of the long white cloud!"

The Stoney Rise
Wine Company is a boutique vineyard and cellar door based in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. It is the brainchild of Joe Holyman and his wife Lou
Stoney Rise was started in 2000 with an eye to produce wines that are food friendly, and offer people complex wines without too much oak, or overripe fruit characters. The name comes from a surf break in the Little Dip Conservation Park behind Robe in South Australia. After 10 years in the wine industry, as a sales rep, a wine buyer, and more recently working in wineries it was time for Holyman to make the break and do something on his own. Holyman spent time working in New Zealand, Portugal and France, as well as Tasmania, Mt Benson and Coonawarra, which has given him a broad understanding of wine styles, and how many different people make their wines.
 Stoney Rise

The Holyman family has been involved in vineyards in Tasmania for 20 years. In 2004 Joe purchased a vineyard on the Tamar Valley with the eye to continue a passion for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in this special cool climate. The vineyard, planted to 3 hectares of Pinot Noir and 1 hectare of Chardonnay was established in 1986.

Stoney Rise produced trophy winning wines and high praise in the mid 1990s. Holyman is setting about restoring the vineyard to its former glory. A passion for growing grapes, and a European winemaking philosophy ensures the reputation will be restored.

The Stoney Rise range is all about drinkability. The Pinot Noir goes into the oldest oak we have, for less than twelve months. 50% of the Chardonnay is fermented in new French oak barriques before being bottled early to retain its freshness. Made with fruit from the Mt Benson, the Shiraz is open fermented using wild yeasts and spends its life sleeping in old French oak barriques before bottling.

The Holyman range of wines are wines for cellaring. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are both fermented using wild yeast. The Chardonnay spends all of it’s time in new French oak, while 25% of the Pinot Noir goes into new oak for maturation. These wines are made to show passion for the grapes that Stoney Rise grow and will reward with time in the cellar.

In 2007 Holyman had the opportunity to purchase a special parcel of Riesling fruit which he couldn’t refuse. One of the star varietals for Tasmania, Riesling is quickly growing a reputation in Tasmania, for it’s austere, structured fruit characters. The Riesling is made, as with all the Stoney Rise wines in a style that suits early consumption. The nose is floral and citrus fruit driven. The palate is steely with some mineral characters, while being backed by balanced acidity and the slightest hint of approachable residual sugar. Fantastic with Tom Yum soup or chilli prawns this wine is a great drink now, but will reward with some time in the bottle.

The Donaldson family
have been seriously involved in wine since the early 1970s and were pioneers of local grape growing and wine making in the South Island's Waipara
Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist, Ivan Donaldson, is a wine writer and wine judge. He also oversees viticulture and wine styles. His wife, Christine, is business manager and as a passionate opera lover, organises annual operatic concerts in Pegasus Bay's natural amphitheatre. Their eldest son, Matthew, did an oenology degree and a postgraduate diploma in viticulture at Roseworthy College in Australia. He and his partner Lynnette Hudson, who graduated with distinction from Lincoln University with a postgraduate diploma in oenology and viticulture, are the winemakers.
 Pegasus Bay

Matthew Donaldson supervises the reds and Lynnette oversees the whites. Another son, Edward Donaldson, is marketing manager and, as a trained chef, supervises the Pegasus Bay Vineyard restaurant. Pegasus Bay is an entirely family-owned and operated enterprise.

The Waipara Valley is in the south island of New Zealand, 30 minutes drive north of Christchurch. Its latitude equates to that of the south of France in the northern hemisphere. To the east we are separated from Pegasus Bay by a range of hills which protect it from the cooling winds of the pacific. To the west lie the Southern Alps (Main Divide), from whence the region's hot nor'west winds derive. Its sheltered position, but proximity to the sea, give it warm days, cool nights and a dry autumn, resulting in a very prolonged ripening period. This promotes intense flavour development and optimal ripeness, while retaining good natural acidity.

Within the Waipara Valley, Pegasus Bay vineyard gets maximum protection from the Pacific's easterly breezes by being tucked up under the lee of the Teviotdale range. Heat summation during the day is promoted by smooth stones and gravels left behind by an ice age glacier. The soil is freely draining and of low fertility, resulting in naturally reduced vine vigour. This produces low yields of optimally ripened, high quality, flavourful grapes, which fully express the qualities of this unique setting. An unusually large vineyard staff allows operations such as shoot thinning, crop thinning, berry exposure and fruit selection, to be carried out meticulously.

Chardonnay is made by traditional Burgundian methods, fermenting juice in French oak barriques, ageing on lees and allowing malolactic fermentation. The wine has concentrated fruit flavours with butterscotch and savoury overtones. It is full-structured but refined and flavours linger on the palate. In years that allow, a noble barrel fermented chardonnay called Finale is produced. The fruit for this wine is left on the vine to become infected with botrytis. This concentrates the flavours, sugars, and acids, producing a complex, luscious sweet wine with a lively non-cloying balance.

Pinot Noir is handcrafted in the time-honoured Burgundian way, using small vat fermentation of grapes, hand plunging to moisten the cap and gentle separation of the wine before 18 months maturation in French oak barriques in which it undergoes malolactic fermentation. It is clarified naturally by settling before being bottled unfiltered. Pegasus Bay Pinot has gamey hints overlying ripe berry characters. Very low cropping levels result in a rich full bodied wine with the velvety texture which makes this variety so famous. In special years Prima Donna is produced, a tribute to the ultimate quality but somewhat temperamental nature of Pinot Noir. Our aim is to express the feminine qualities of this seductive grape variety.

You can feel
the history of Willow Creek as you pass through the red brick gate posts and catch your first glimpse of the homestead circa 1880
Willow Creek Vineyard is an estate of 12 hectares spreading across three slopes of undulating hills at Merricks North in the renowned cool climate region of Mornington Peninsula. The estate lies in the rain shadow, north east of Red Hill at an altitude of between 80 and 100 metres. It is slightly warmer and drier while still retaining the maritime influence. This provides a long cool ripening season, intense varietal characters, high natural acidity and fine tannins.
 Willow Creek

In 1988, the Harris, Ball and Knowles families purchased the property of Willow Creek. At that time, there were remnants of its past life scattered over the property indicating that over time it has served as an orchard, dairy and sheep farm. Cattle were agisted here, and there were numerous old sheds, fences and the original red brick Victorian homestead built in 1860s. The following year, the vineyard was established with the planting of 12 acres of Pinot Noir, 9 acres of Chardonnay, 7 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Originally a large mixed farm on a larger landholding the historic red brick homestead dates back to the 1880s. Soils range from volcanic derived red/brown clay loams in the west, changing to grey sandy loam at our eastern edge. The vineyard was planted on the original homestead block to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. The mix of varieties has been expanded in recent years with the addition of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.

Willow Creek wines show complexity and delicacy, and are clean and stylish. The wines celebrate the unique terroir of the site in its regional context. The grape growing philosophy is uncompromising:- the best wine comes from the best fruit. To this end, the winemaker works closely with the vineyard manager and staff to appraise the state of the soil, vine health, trellis method and fruit maturation. Ongoing vine trellising and canopy management innovations continue to fine-tune the vineyard to control yields and maximise fruit quality.

The winemaking philosophy is one of respect for natural and traditional winemaking but overseen with a keen eye for detail and modern quality control. A four hectare lake provides ample supplementary water for the vines if needed, as well as providing a home to a variety of resident wild water birds. The birds get the most use out of the dam now that the vines are established and accustomed to using the natural rainfall. The intention is to be totally dry grown.

The vintages increased and a portion of the grape harvest was sold to offset costs. Show results were the only form of marketing, word of mouth, tasting in liquor stores, wine dinners and participation in regional fairs etc. Major development took place in 1998 when the winery, barrel room, restaurant and cellar door were built. New viticulture, winemaking and management strategies were implemented to further develop potential as a producer of some of the finest single estate wines. Re-trellising and moisture monitoring were implemented, and the Willow Creek Vineyard label was redesigned. In 2003 Willow Creek became the first, and still only, simultaneous holder of both Mornington Peninsula Vignerons' Association Trophies for Best Red Wine and Best White Wine.

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