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1 - 12 of 254 Top Shelf White
Alkoomi Wandoo Semillon
Frankland River
Available in cartons of six
$3499each
$417DOZEN
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Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay 2015
Wellington Martinborough
Available in cases of 6
Craighall is widely considered to be a New Zealand flagship site with a big reputation for peerless quality fruit. An ultra fine expression of Chardonnay which may be likened to a New Zealand Grand Cru, planted to the tiny Mendoza clone, hand picked off thirty year old vines and treated to traditional old world winemaking techniques. Flawlessly balanced with vigorous palate and nose, vibrant minerality and a long, seamlessly layered finish.
$5299each
$635DOZEN
EACH
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Vinified predominantly from fruit grown to very low yielding Mendoza clones, planted ton the neighbouring Craighall property over twenty years ago. Hand picked grapes are whole bunch pressed through a Willmes membrane, indigenous yeasts initiate ferment of the freshly pressed, unsettled juices, at temperatures of 15┬░C to 20┬░C, in a combination of seasoned and new Burgundian oak barriques. These wild yeasts slow the onset and duration of ferments, achieving a textural, multi faceted wine. Lees stirring is employed to enhance complexity and vinosity, some components are treated to malolactic, ferments are arrested as the perfect balance is reached, followed by ageing on gross lees for a year. Alcohol 13.5%
 
Bright, light straw colour. Aromas of nectarine, white peach and delicate grapefruit blossom are full of promise even before the first sip. A very fine entry opens out to a silky, supple mid palate, a simply delicious spread of flavours and weight of fruit. Enticing, freshly baked, old fashioned apple pie scents, irresistible. A creamy, mealy character further fills out the perfectly balanced palate.
Bannockburn Chardonnay 2012
Bellarine
Available in cases of 6
Distinguished Langtons Classification. Bannockburn release a Chardonnay each year that accurately and faithfully reflects the merits of an exceptional terroir. This is far from easy, it is only achieved through dedication and resolve. The classic Bannockburn seashell characters are all her in good measure, as well as some interesting ginger and lemongrass, creme brulee, struck matchstick, roasted nuts and mealy influences, all beautifully integrated. Wonderful persistence and structure, the wine goes on and on, a lovely, lengthy, textural finish.
$4599each
$551DOZEN
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Bannockburn manage some of the finest Chardonnay vines in Australia, dry grown and over thirty years of age. Techniques employed to vinify the superlative fruit follow the traditions of Burgundy, everything is done with thought and care, never compromising on quality. Organic practices and extended maceration before a fastidious barrel selection achieve a wine that's exciting and complex. Parcels of dry grown fruit are whole bunch pressed, without any settling or additions, into a mix of barriques, puncheons and fermenters, vinified through the action of wild indigenous yeasts and rested for two years on sedimentery lees. Structured and powerful, rich with Burgundy styled, soil derived crustacea characters.
 
Pale straw green hues. Complex nose displaying chalky minerality, almond meal, grapefruit pith and a creamy biscuit character derived from extended lees contact. The palate is very long with a lovely texture and weight. A hint of creaminess from some malo-lactic involvement. The palate is full without being broad, tight without being austere.
Currently out of stock
Bass Phillip Estate Chardonnay 2013
Gippsland
The tranquil pasturelands of Gippsland share an affinity for Chardonnay with the timeless terroirs of La Bourgogne. Bass Phillip pioneered viticulture here, introducing the noblest of white grape in the 1980s. Phillip Jones maintains strictly controlled yields on his fastidiously husbanded Leongatha property, a costly regimen of pruning which permits less than a tonne and a half of fruit to the acre. The reward comes in the form of a buttery Montrachet style, brimming with grapefruits, bracing with crystal minerality and framed by a veneer of polished golden oak.
$6499each
$779DOZEN
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Renowned for its auspicious beef grazing and dairy farming, Gippsland was established to viticulture in 1979 when Phillip Jones planted his first vines on the Bass Phillip property at Leongatha. A confluence of deep mineral rich soils, cooler climes with higher humidity, deliver harvests of Chardonnay with intensely complex flavours, firm natural acidity and refined minerality. Fruit is all hand picked and treated to an extravagant regimen of Burgundian vinification techniques, lees stirring battonage and extended maturations in French coopered oak.
 
Straw yellow hues. Floral bouquet, melons and citrus, nutty cashew characters, hawthorn and lemon notes. Soft textures, persistent lemon citrus and tropical flavours, a palate of sound structure, refined minerality and fruity acidity, supported by a length of newly planed, savoury oak. A Chardonnay of attractive ripeness and underlying richness.
Currently out of stock
Bindi Composition Chardonnay 2010
Macedon
Sourced from vines planted in 1988 to quartz alluvial and volcanic soils on the lower slopes of Bindi. A beautifully fine and flavoursome wine, Composition can characterized by its fragrant notes of orange blossom, nectarine stone, spice and subtle nuttiness over a vibrant, tight and lengthy palate highlighted by clean acidity, wonderful texture and superb length. The site is special, increasingly low impact, organic outcomes are implemented, production varies from 300 to 600 dozen each vintage.
$4499each
$539DOZEN
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Composition Chardonnay is grown to a 1┬Ż hectare plot. Fastidious small vineyard management regimes are employed, hand pruning, frequent passes, at least ten for each vine, vertical shoot positioned canopies and hand harvesting. Composition is fermented in a selection of new and seasoned French oak barrels, some are inoculated with cultured yeast, others are vinified without any addition of yeasts. The fermented wine is lees stirred every week over winter and treated to a quarter of malolactic conversion. The wine is racked around eight months after vintage and returned to barrel for a further three months before bottling. Composition spends just under eleven months in barrel, ten on sedimentery lees.
 
Light straw gold colour. The nose is fine and quite complex, floral and gently spiced with a delicious mealy, pulp mineral Chardonnay fragrance. An intense, mineral wine fully ripe but lean, taught and intense with savory, creamy elements. The fruit complexities range through white peaches and nectarine, lemons, grapefruit and nashi pear. The palate is fresh and intense, walking the line of mouth filling textures combined with delicacy and finesse.
Bird In Hand Chardonnay 2016
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
For aspirants in pursuit of nothing but the best, hand picked and whole bunch pressed into a high proportion of new French oak for a wild indigenous yeast ferment, completion of malolactic and nine months lees stirring battonage. Each barrel is pointedly encouraged to complete its course as an individual wine until the final assemblage. Intensely aromatic of white nectarines, apricot and grapefruits over subtle creamy cashew and nougat richness, a richly textured, weighty palate framed by bright acidity and a veneer of the most delicate, showroom oak.
$3599each
$429DOZEN
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Bird In Hand Nest Egg Chardonnay 2015
Adelaide Hills
Available in cartons of six
Nest Egg are only ever made from the most exceptional years, a few hundred cases of the finest Adelaide Hills vintage, each bottle is individually numbered. Treated to the luxury of wild yeasts and full malolactic, lees stirring battonage and nine months of age in quality French oak, a structured and concentrated Chardonnay of amazing sophistication and superior length. Its bright, clear palate of nectarine and peach, pineapples, bakers cream and hazelnut spice, are supported by a wonderful crystalline textures, toothy grape tannins and savoury, buttery oak.
$6999each
$837DOZEN
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Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
Beechworth
Available in cases of 6
It was the compelling efforts of the artisanal Giaconda which placed Beechworth on the map for world class Chardonnay. Indigo Vineyard is a close neighbour, younger in age and slightly different in terms of aspect and clime, it yields a quality of Chardonnay which lends itself to a more modern style of winemaking. A measure of old world practices are nevertheless employed, wild ferments in new French oak and a judicious term of age, the objective is to encourage fruit to unlock its potential, while retaining natural eloquence and sense of place.
$4199each
$503DOZEN
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It was not until a decade of red wine vintages had passed before the Brokenwood team turned their hands to varietal whites. Now representing a major part of Brokenwood's production every year, good sites further afield have been husbanded for the construct of the bigger boned, more solidly structured styles of white wine not easily realized from within Hunter Valley. Different soils and aspect, clones and age of vines at Indigo, paint a picture of a region which demands to express itself. Parcels of Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay are whole bunch pressed into a high proportion of new French oak barrels from choice cooperages, for a wild, indigenous yeast vinification and term of maturation.
 
Vibrant yellow green hues. Pear and citrus notes over a background of mealy oak, wild ferment edges of struck flint. Tannin and French oak sweetness on the finely textured palate, bright citrus flavours and luscious tropical acidity, a little fuller with flavour towards the back and middle, finishing clean and lingering on a length of grapefruit nougat notes.
Currently out of stock
Brokenwood Latara Vineyard Semillon 2009
Hunter Valley
Brokenwood have been calling on harvests from the Latara property since 1983, for the construct of a single vineyard Semillon in the tradition of Australia's most enduring white wine style. The auspicious clay loam soils at Latara yield a quality of fruit which demands early bottling, completely unwooded and unoaked, to capture the understated opulence of Hunter Valley Semillon as it evolves into a stately white wine of remarkable richness and depth. The Semillon of choice to accompany or flounder aux amandes or farced and truffled quail.
$4299each
$515DOZEN
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The Latara property was employed as a landing strip before being turned over to viticulture. It is now source to one of Hunter Valley's most resplendent and regal vintages of Semillon. Grapes are all hand picked, fruit is crushed, chilled and immediately pressed. Batches are inoculated to neutral yeasts for a prompt vinification and early bottling, just a few weeks after harvest in May, completely unwooded and unoaked. Alcohol 11.0%
 
Straw coloured, lovely green hues. Lifted cut hay and citrus rind characters, almonds, chalkiness and dried fruits. Long palate flavours and refined acidity, vanillin and nougat flavours, lemongrass and apple tart over a background of wonderfully drying, toasty complexity. A match to crisp skin poultry, Milanese recipes or Vietnamese fare.
Brookland Valley Estate Chardonnay 2016
Margaret River
Available by the dozen
Brookland Valley have consistently led the way with innovation, quality and style. Intensely flavoured Chardonnay grapes are grown to a sunny ridge on an ancient landform, through which a small brook famously known as Wilyabrup, flows to the nearby sea. Brookland Valley wines are considered regional benchmarks, achieving the success that viticulturalists and winemakers dream of. The most superior parcels of estate grown Chardonnay are treated to wild yeast inoculation, luxurious barrel ferments and extended maturation.
$3799each
$455DOZEN
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The spectacular Brookland Valley property, set against a gently undulating landscape, offers protection from the wind and warmth to the vines, a perfect viticultural microclimate. The estate was founded in the 1980s when Malcolm and Quentin Jones acquired the ancient dairy property with the intention of making cheese. Today, vineyard management built on principles of sustainability of viticulture that's reliant on a respect for the environment and love of the land, rewards Brookland Valley with wines of quality and elegance. Grapes are hand picked and whole bunch pressed into French oak barriques, for a wild, indigenous yeast fermentation, full malolactic and several months battonage lees stirring.
 
Pale straw hue. White peach and walnut bouquet, complexed by apples and honey dew over subtle oak. A wine of controlled power and finesse, nectarine and white peach flavours, ginger and lemon citrus are completed by hazelnut and brioche notes derived from barrel ferments. A wonderfully creamy texture before a lingering finish with excellent length of flavour.
Brookland Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2015
Margaret River
Available in cartons of six
Brookland Valley operate outstanding vineyards along the length of Margaret River, from Yallingup in the north to Karridale in the south. The picturesque Brookland Valley property on Margaret River is closely managed through sustainable viticultural practices to thrive with the healthiest vines. A superior single vineyard Chardonnay, barrel fermented and treated to the full luxury of wild yeasts and lees stirring battonage, resplendent with opulent textures, brimming with the inimitable charm of the Australian west.
$5999each
$719DOZEN
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Brookland Valley retain access to the finest fruit, grown to the best sites in five of Margaret River's six sub regions, providing an impressive palette of flavours from which to craft wine. Exclusively hand picked Chardonnay from the estate vineyard at Wilyabrup, fruit is whole bunch pressed to retain freshness and fineness, transferred to an extravagantly high proportion of new French oak barriques for vinification through wild indigenous yeasts, infusing wonderful texture and complexity. Upon completion, batches are treated to full malolactic on gross lees solids for nine months, occasionally lees stirred battonage for lovely creamy textures and extended length to the palate.
 
Pale straw green hues. Intense aromatics of pink grapefruit, nectarine and stone fruit, cashews and spice. The palate is richly flavoured, flintyness, lemon zest, nougat and grilled nuts, a full Chardonnay of power and concentration. Barrel fermentation has lent creaminess and palate weight to a wine that finishes with extraordinary length of flavour.
Brown Brothers Patricia Chardonnay 2015
Available in cartons of six
A compilation of the finest parcels Chardonnay available to the Brown Brothers winemaking team, hand picked and whole bunch pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques for a rich course of ferments and completion of full malolactic, a year's maturation and the luxury of regular lees stirring battonage for textural opulence and intriguing complexity. Stone fruits and cashew, citrus and pear, elegant with crystalline minerality and struck match complexity, a long lingering palate, structured and seamless, resplendent and refined.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
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