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1 - 12 of 46 Unoaked Whites
Alkoomi White Label Chardonnay
Frankland River
Available by the dozen
Alkoomi take full advantage of the cool, maritime Frankland River climes, to encourage the development of all the charming fruit characters which articulate a fresh, unwooded Chardonnay. Young and young at heart, minus the oak and with a little more oomph than usual for this type of wine, finished to a crisp, fruit driven styling, it lingers long and fruit forward with some cheeky punch bowl flavours, lime rickey, pawpaw and peach. Its wonderful freshness make it a cinch with all cosmopolitan luncheon fare.
$1699each
$203DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Alkoomi make a judicious use of water supplied from on site dams to prevent vine stress during extended dry periods, without sacrificing the naturally low yields that produce concentrated flavours. The vines are all pruned by hand, harvesting occurs in the cool of very early morning, usually starting at 2.00 am, to ensure that grapes arrive at the winery in top condition. Chardonnay is harvested throughout the cooler hours and pressed, juices are settled overnight and racked over a high proportion of juice solids. Upon completion of ferments, batches are held on sedimentery lees, regularly stirred to build complexity and texture before bottling.
 
Brilliant pale gold, emerald hues. Aroma of peaches and cream with subtle savoury notes. Honeydew melon and white peach on the palate with hints of vanilla and hazelnut and creamy textural structure underpinned by soft, mineral acidity. A generously proportioned wine made to appreciate in its youth, vibrant and fresh.
Bidgeebong Triangle Chardonnay
Tumbarumba Gundagai
Available by the dozen
The Bidgeebong Triangle encompasses three distinct districts, Tumbarumba at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, Hilltops and the Murrumbidgee plain around Gundagai. A vibrantly fruit driven, easy drinking cool climate Chardonnay, the finish is long and lingering.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
EACH
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Bidgeebong's state of the art winery is located at Wagga Wagga, in close proximity to Charles Sturt University, the nation's major wine science and research centre. Bidgeebong's vineyards are meticulously managed to yield grapes of optimum flavour and balanced acidity. The estate's Chardonnay vines in particular are some of the most fastidiously husbanded examples in the region. Parcels of Chardonnay are harvested and delivered promptly to the estate wineworks where they are crushed, inoculated and vinified to a fruit driven style, completely unwooded and unoaked. A combination of natural and controlled primary fermentation techniques are employed to construct a wine of great depth and complexity. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Mid straw colour. Clean and flavoursome with an abundance of tropical fruit flavours and aromas. A rich and generous easy drinking Chardonnay showing vigorous varietal characters complemented by a fresh clean finish. A white that would go nicely with smoked trout, fetta quiche or salmon fillets.
Bleasdale Potts Catch Verdelho
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
Frank Potts planted Verdelho cuttings, sourced off the isle of Madeira, into the rich alluvial flood plains of Langhorne Creek during the 1860s. Today, Bleasdale's Verdelho is fast emerging as one of Langhorne Creek's most stylishly savoury and pleasant drink now whites. Some of the grapes are hand picked from vines over eighty yeas of age. An estery, lifted fruit style of Verdelho wine, unwooded and dry, crisp and refreshing with zippy acidity and ripe fruit salad flavours, seasoned by a touch of lithe perfumed grassyness.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Bleasdale is Langhorne Creek's founding winework and Australia's second oldest family owner/ operated winemaking estate. The grumpy and shy bearing old vines which yield some of the nation's finest Verdelho deserve respect. In the cool of the night you'll find Michael and Robbie Potts with their merry band of growers, carefully harvesting the wonderful old vines fruit. The early ripening Verdelho is treated to low temperatures throughout the vinification process, producing a crisp white wine which exudes lifted fruit salad aromas over lively tropical citrus flavours. Fermented to dryness and bottled whilst young to capture the freshness and vital herbaceous characters, so important to the finished wine.
 
Light green straw hue. Fresh lifted aromas of lemon zest with floral notes and hints of fresh herb. Zippy bouquets packed with loads of fragrant orange blossom, melon and kiwi fruits. The palate follows through with ripe lemon and lime citrus flavours, complexed by stonefruits, a fresh zippy acidity and extra length. The rich and lively fruit on the palate, working in fine tandem with a wildly refreshing acid, make Potts Catch a natural food wine in it's youth.
Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon 2011
Hunter
Available in cartons of six
What makes a great vintage for Hunter Valley Semillon? Most would say one without flooding rain, ravaging fires or devastating drought. While this is certainly important, balance in the wine reigns supreme. Mid January always brings with it a slight nervousness, having been battered vintage after vintage with drought and pouring rain, is it any wonder that black cats are avoided and ladders given a wide berth? The magic of Hunter Semillon on display, texture and weight from a wine that sees no oak, only ever released in the finest years, ILR Reserve is a beauty.
$5999each
$719DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Brokenwood's first vintage was a labour of love for the partners, friends and families conscripted to help. Grapes were carried to the winery in the back seat of Len Evans Bentley. Since then, the estate has learned to live with drought and adversity, and to nourish it's precious vines on a wing and a prayer. In 1982, Brokenwood extended its operations to include the jewel of the Hunter Valley and planted it's vineyards to Semillon. Harvesting is all done by hand, grapes are crushed, chilled and immediately pressed. Neutral yeasts are applied and the juices are inoculated for vinification in fermenters, unwooded and unoaked without any malolactic.
 
Yellow green hues. Lifted almond bread and florals, bees wax and toast, Bickford lime. Distinctive Hunter lemongrass/ straw, sweet apple blossom flavours, sweet fruits initially on the palate, perfect ripeness and excellent acid structure, great length of kafir lime and apple blossom. An evolving, endless finish on a length of pitted stonefruit kernels, preserved peel, calico and old lace. Truly the benchmark in new world, old vineyard Semillon.
Capel Vale Debut Chardonnay
Available by the dozen
Chardonnay grown to the cooler nethers of southwest Australia can stand alone, unwooded and unoaked, showing lifted aromas of pineapple and melon, nectarines and peach. Vines are stimulated by the unique maritime influence of the coastal regions into yielding grapes which express the hallmark characters that we know and love about west coast Chardonnay. Debut makes the grade, not least for it's vitality and freshness in a vivacious fruit driven styling, but also for its generosity of flavour, contemporary styling and exquisite balance.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Chardonnay is harvested at optimum ripeness, grapes are crushed and destemmed, the musts are chilled and dejuiced. Batches are racked off into fermenters after three days of cold settling and introduced to aromatic yeasts. Vinification is halted early to retain the natural grape sugars, contributing body while enhancing vital fruit characters in the finished wine.
 
Straw yellow hues. Lifted tropical fruit aromas, pineapples and peach, apple and fresh cut melon. A clean, fresh mouthful of citrus and nectarine flavours on a textural Chardonnay palate exhibiting excellent depth and weight of cool climate fruit, culminating on a long and crisp finish. The wine of choice for baby snapper or baked eggplant and bolognaise with, fresh basil and ripe tomato.
Capel Vale Debut Sauvignon Semillon
Available by the dozen
Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc have found a perfect home under the favourable maritime climes of Western Australia's premier viticultural precincts. Crafted from the pick of harvests by the award winning Capel Vale team, totally fruit driven and completely unoaked, Debut is remarkable as much for it's marriage of ripe tropical fruit flavours with greener vegetable characters, as it is for it's clean, crisp and elegant styling.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are harvested at optimum ripeness, crushed and de-stemmed, the musts are chilled and dejuiced. After three days of cold settling, juices are racked off and an aromatic yeast is introduced. Fermentations are halted early to aid in preserving the natural grape sugars and to add body and enhanced fruit character to the finished wine.
 
Pale straw hues. Freshly cut grass aromas, pink grapefruit, passionfruit and gooseberries, Primary fruit in the middle palate maintains interest from start to finish, flavours of lemon and preserved rind, fruit salad and figs. A clean finish with lingering fruit characters. To accompany barbecued prawns, greek salad or goat cheese risotto.
Capel Vale Debut Verdelho
Available by the dozen
Western Australia has enjoyed a long and salubrious experience with Verdelho, renowned as a winegrowing region for a memorable succession of the nation's finest vintages. Capel Vale have made the most of their baronial expanse of vineyards, to find the perfect sites for the establishment of superior Verdelho vines. Made to measure for service alongside whole roast birds, pine nut risotto and fine Al fresco faire, a revitalizing Verdelho wine at its very best, fruit forward and refreshingly unoaked.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Capel Vale own and operate many vineyards across the premier viticultural precincts of Western Australia. Each vineyard grows the grapes which are most appropriate for the terroir and clime They played an important role in the establishment of the West Australian wine industry and the recognition of the nation's southwest as a premium winegrowing region. Verdelho is harvested at optimum ripeness, grapes are crushed and destemmed, the musts are chilled and dejuiced. After three days of cold settling, batches are racked into fermenters and introduced to yeast. Vinifications are halted early to preserve the natural grape sugars, adding body and enhancing fruit character in the finished wine.
 
Light pale straw hue. Tropical fruit nose of mango, apricots and guava, preserved lemon and scents of nut. Intense lemon lime flavours on the palate, fully rounded and balanced mouthfeel complemented by sweet fruit characters, finishing pleasantly dry, lingering and clean. A match to mild Asian curries, roast duck, or chorizo with puy lentils.
Capel Vale Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc
Pemberton
Available by the dozen
Capel Vale have been crafting intensely fruit driven, powerful yet elegant Sauvignon Blanc from harvests grown to the finest Western Australia vineyards since 1974. The balmy maritime climes encourage Sauvignon Blanc grapes to develop the requisite qualities for a generously textured palate with firm structure and fine length. Completely unwooded and unoaked, Capel Vale displays revitalizing green bean, snow pea and lantana characters with an underlying minerality.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Pemberton sits on the slow ripening southwest coast of Australia, fully blessed by the most appropriate climates and soil to make serious Sauvignon Blanc. The success of Australia's southwest regions are due in no small part to decades of viticulture by Capel Vale. Grapes from the cooler parts of Pemberton are harvested at optimum ripeness, crushed, de-stemmed and chilled. Juices are transferred to fermenters after three days cold settling and introduced to aromatic yeast. Vinifications are halted early to preserve natural grape sugars, adding body and enhancing fruit character in the finished wine.
 
Limpid pale straw green colour. Fine gravelly mineral aromas of Pemberton soils, citrus and cut grass, snap bean and snow pea working against a backdrop of mineral elements, kiwi and herbaceousness. The aromas are carried through to the textured palate, complemented by flavours of honeydew melon, tropical fruits, limes and flint. Match with grilled snapper, sashimi or goats cheese and truffle omelet.
Chain Of Ponds Black Thursday Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
Black Thursday Vineyard played a role in extinguishing some nasty bushfires which threatened the Adelaide hamlets of Kuitpo and Gumeracha. Cheers were raised and there were many thanks given, but nothing could save chilled bottles of Chain of Ponds Sauvignon Blanc from the tired and thirsty firefighters. Consider this drink to be something quite the opposite of a parched and arid flame, think of green grass, iced kiwi fruit, cool cucumber and asparagus. A great match to the freshest sashimi or traditional Coquilles St Jacques.
$1949each
$233DOZEN
EACH
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Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from several fine vineyards around Gumeracha, Kenton Valley and Kuitpo. Two parcels are picked early in the season to maximise herbaceousness, apple and cucumber notes. The balance were picked to a schedule which would maximise natural acid, tropical flavours and mild citrus characters. Grapes arrive at dawn and are treated to an air bag press, keeping the free runs separate. Parcels are inoculated to a selection of yeasts and separately fermented. Batches were held on yeast lees for two months to enhance mouthfeel, the best components were assembled into the finished wine and bottled early, unwooded and unoaked, to retain vibrant freshness.
 
Pale straw with green hues. Freshly cut tropical melon nose with nuances of passionfruit, crisp apple and freshly squeezed lime juice. Hints of gooseberry, box tree and cucumber. Lush fruit driven palate, lively and refreshing, exhibiting balanced tropical fruits and citrus along with crisp freshly chilled apple and cucumber notes. Well balanced linear acidity lifts the fruit sweetness and gives a mouth watering finish of great length and flavour persistence.
Christian Salmon Sancerre
Sancerre
Available by the dozen
Domaine Christian Salmon is a family owned estate covering fifteen hectares along Coteaux Buetons, between the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume in France's Valley Loire. The winemaking has remained largely unchanged after many generations and continues to deliver the most praiseworthy examples of French Sauvignon Blanc with every vintage. Christian Salmon leaves one with an overall sensation of elegance and harmony, one of France's most charming and immediately likeable styles of white wine.
$3799each
$455DOZEN
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Sauvignon Blanc is harvested from vines planted to calcareous clay soils, averaging twenty eight years of age. The bunches are lightly crushed immediately upon arrival to the winery. The must is pumped into tank and left to cold settle before the onset of natural fermentation. Temperatures are closely monitored to avoid any possible risk of oxidation while retaining freshness and aromaticness. The wine is racked and treated to a minimal addition of sulphur dioxide, followed by a period of rest in tank prior to bottling. Domaine Christian Salmon endeavour to preserve the regional characters of Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, no barrel ageing is involved in the production, completely unwooded and unoaked.
 
Pale straw hue. Initial impressions of intense flinty, minerally notes, verging on gunpowder. Being so aromatic, the wine opens up with air, taking on more fruit nuances, in particular of ripe pear. The structure is defined by its superb balance. The style is vigorous and frank, a rich middle palate, finishing with lively vivacity. Christian Salmon will perfectly accompany all delicate faire, fruits de mer au beurre blanc or fromages de chevre.
Corte Giara Pinot Grigio della Venezia DOC
Veneto
Available by the dozen
Corte Giara was founded in 1989 by the venerable Allegrini label and a community of growers in Valpolicella, the renowned winemaking district at Veneto in the northeast of Italy. Corte Giara's philosophy is to deliver the highest quality approachable wines, made for everyday drinking, with a modern and stylish appeal, that are true to their place of origin, offering an enjoyable experience for all. The perfect accompaniement to grilled fishes and paella, baccalà or chicken recipes.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
From vines averaging nineteen years of age, planted to morenic terrains, rich in skeletal elements and well drained, trained to Guyot system trellis, on the eastern hills of Garda Lake, at altitudes of 200 to 250 metres above sea level, with a south to southwest exposure. Careful management of vineyards ensures a significant reduction in the impact of unfavourable climatic events, achieving the most well balanced wine. Pinot Grigio is hand harvested, grapes are gently pressed, the juices inoculated and vinified in controlled fermenters at moderate temperatures over the course of several days, followed by partial malolactic and spell of unoaked maturation to enhance the bright varietal Pinot Grigio characters.
 
Bright straw yellow colour. The bouquet expresses the greener notes from the vine, judiciously sweetened by scents of acacia flowers. Dry and fresh on the tongue, frank and decisive, harmonious. Elegant and persistent, it leaves the palate with a wide, full and savoury taste. A mouthfilling wine that will be appreciated for its fine character, elegance and richness on the nose and palate as well as for its affinity to fine food.
Corte Giara Soave
Veneto
Available by the dozen
Soave by name and suave by nature, the rejuvenating white wines from this tiny commune in the Veneto, are enjoyed around the globe for their remarkable approachability and stylish old world charm. Corte Giara is a cooperative of the best growers, they assemble their harvests every vintage to create a Denominazione di Origine Controllata, a predominantly Garganega wine in the tradition of the region, vinified alongside a component of locally grown Chardonnay. The perfect aperitif wine, a match to Al fresco and creamy risottos.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Corte Giara are a balance between the old and new world styles of wine. While remaining true to their regional Italian roots, they are innovatively crafted with inclusions of expatriate varietal grapes to create wines of great interest. Harvests of Garganega and Chardonnay, are all hand picked off fully mature vines in their third decade, grown to volcanic calcareous soils and trained to the Pergola system, planted to southeast facing hillsides at 150-250 metres above sea level in D.O.C. Soave. Bunches are destemmed and gently crushed into fermenters for a day of cold settle maceration, vinified for up to ten days at a cool 15°C, followed by partial malolactic in October and four months unwooded maturation.
 
Intense straw yellow hue, green highlights. Classic Verona nose, inviting and fresh, wild flowers and white peach characters, vibrant vegetable notes. Refreshing fruit within a supply structured, well rounded palate, juicy green vegetable characters and sliced pear flavours, before a cleansing, pleasingly dry finish.
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