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Coldstone Shiraz Viognier 2006
Alpine
A perfect harmony executed to perfection by one of the most proficient high country winemakers. Shiraz is co-fermented with the highly aromatic Viognier to complete a soft, elegant wine with alluring perfumes. Viognier plays the pivotal role in this style, delivering an intriguing fruity, floral lift to the nose, enhancing the appearance with a brilliant colour and taming the tannins of Shiraz.
$999each
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The Victorian Alps Winery retains sites in the King and Alpine Valleys that are nourished by an abundance of the coolest, clearest and cleanest natural rivers, lakes and springs. The cooler ripening conditions of the elevated aspects prevent high levels of transpiration, which encourages the grapes to retain natural acids, sugars and esters, thereby creating intense, lifted fruit flavours. Shiraz and Viognier grapes are harvested throughout the cool of the night to retain delicate fruit charaters. The two varieties were co-fermented in small steel vats and treated to maturation in a combination of French and American oak hogsheads for twelve months, followed by racking and bottling. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Magenta colour. An entrance of pepper and spice, hints of licorice, violet and white peach. The bouquet extends into vanilla and apricot expressions, a touch of coal from the Shiraz and hints of milky Swiss chocolate. Soft and silky on the palate, exhibiting hints of blackberry and vanilla. The wine of choice with gourmandise quail and truffled potatoes.
Coldstone Zibbibo Rose
Alpine
Available by the dozen
Coldstone has taken the pick of their Muscat crop and fashioned an irresistible, effervescent Rose. The post-modern pink wine with an easy to enjoy flavour profile, fresh and lively, packed with intense aromas, displaying a creamy, fruity palate. Zibbibo Rose is the perfect party sparkler to put the festive touch into every occasion.
$1299each
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Victorian Alps Winery has spent many years crafting wines for some of Australia's most recognizable labels. The alpine breezes, high rainfall and spring runoffs provide abundant clear, fresh water. The cool ripening conditions prevent high levels of transpiration in the grapes, retaining natural acids, sugars and esters. Zibibbo is inoculated by aromatic yeasts and vinified at cool temperatures as low as 8C. The fermentation is arrested when the aromatics and flavour characteristics achieve perfect balance, and the wine is still slightly sweet. A small addition of Durif is assembled into the finished Cuvee to achieve the vibrant pink colour and infuse the wine with spicy berry aromas. Approx 7.5%
 
A vibrant pink colour, persistent mousse. Bouquets of summer berries and cherry, fully aromatic with floral characters and hints of spice. The palate comes alive, raspberry and strawberry, creamy textures coat the tongue with luscious pink fruit as the wine culminates in a long, lingering finish of fresh citrus. Enjoy with summer stonefruit granita, but Zibbibo Rose is great just by itself.
Coldstone Zibibbo
Alpine
Available by the dozen
Muscat of Alexandria has flourished in the northeast of Victoria since settlement. Whilst it is well known for the thick, rich fortifieds that come out of Rutherglen, there are many clones, it is one of the few varietals that actually tastes of grape and can make the most refreshing wine. Coldstone's vineyards are situated on the higher altitudes of the Victorian Alpines, where wine grapes thrive under the cool climate conditions, crisp winters and warm summers. With or without food, a chilled Zibibbo is the ideal way to celebrate life.
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Coldstone places great emphasis on the importance of research, development, and sustainable land management. The estate's viticultural practices are a product of the environment, especially sites within the King Valley which is widely recognised as a pre-eminent area for alternate grape varieties, particularly those from the Mediterranean region. Zibibbo is a mostly Muscat wine with a minor component of Muscadelle which is added to enhance the complexity. Zibibbo is inoculated by aromatic yeasts and vinified at cool temperatures as low as 8C. The fermentation is arrested when the aromatics and flavour characteristics achieve perfect balance, and the wine is still slightly sweet. Approx 7.0%
 
Pale straw with a fine petulant bead and persistent mousse. The aroma is fresh and fruity, alive with zesty citrus, passionfruit and grape characters. An easy to enjoy, elegant and refined sparkling wine with fresh fruit flavours, a flavourful, persistent palate. Enjoy Zibibbo chilled with fresh summer fruits, chocolates and all desserts.
Devils Creek Alpine Valley Merlot 2014
Alpine
Available by the dozen
Devils Creek runs along the base of Mount Buffalo, providing a precious source of water to replenish vines which yield the most splendid harvests of Alpine Valley Merlot. The creek was famous for disappearing underground some years and welling up again in plentiful supply during others, leaving the exasperated locals to liken it to the devil himself. A vibrant cherry red wine exuding lifted ripe plum and chocolate notes. Fully flavoured with a hint of cool climate spice and fine oak integration. Who knows, a few glasses of Devils Creek may bring out the devil in you.
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Established in 1982, the Michelini Vineyard is perched in the Buckland Valley between the snow capped peaks of Mt Buffalo and the pristine crystal clear waters of Devil's Creek. The Alpine winters and cool summers nights characteristic of this secluded valley provide ideal conditions for maturing premium grapes. Yield is regulated on the ten hectares Merlot blocks by removal of secondary shoots prior to flowering, and by removal of excessive bunches per shoot at veraison. Leaf removal in the fruiting zone is carried out to improve exposure to sunlight. Devil's Creek develops lovely charry vanilla characters and the gentlest of tannins from a spell of ageing in fine French oak barrels.
 
Medium cherry red colour. Lifted ripe plum and chocolate notes, elegant, savoury bouquets of dark chocolate and cherry, opening quickly to reveal intense fruit and cedary, cocoa oak. More floral bouquets, satsuma plums and mint leaf. On the palate are mouthfilling flavours of plum and raspberry liquorice, chocolate prunes, leather and violet, all beautifully defined. Enjoy with fiery Asian recipes incorporating sweet herbs and spice.
Gapsted Ballerina Canopy Shiraz 2012
Alpine & King Valleys
Available by the dozen
An assemblage of King Valley fruit, some parcels acquire their individuality in the vineyard, while others develop their charm in the vinification and ageing. Previous vintages have claimed conspicuous accolades including a silver medal at the prestigious London International. Much of the fruit is sourced from eminent sites around Whitfield in King Valley, not far from the Gapsted wineworks. Growing conditions can be close to perfect in these higher altitudes and the team make it a priority to capture and preserve the exceptional quality of Shiraz.
$2699each
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Central to Gapsted's viticulture is the ballerina method of canopy vine management which allows gentle morning sunlight and soft mountain breezes to delicately ripen grapes. Harvests are separated into three parcels and handled separately. Flavours and texture are enhanced through extended plunging and pumpovers. The first component is vinified to retain concentration and intensity before being filled to new French oak at the end of primary ferments. The balance is transferred to a selection of new and prior use French and American oak barrels after completion of malolactic. Parcels are treated to an extended two year maturation before assembling into the finished wine. Alcohol 14.2%
 
Deep, deep cherry red/ purple colour. Spiced earth and chocolate nose, cloves, fruit cake and alpine pepper. Complex, full bodied, ripe and spicy plum palate, cloves and raspberry flavours are balanced by cool climate pepper. Vanillin oak characters over a firm, lengthy backbone of rich, almost viscous, tannin before a tight, lingering finish. To accompany scotch fillet with wattle pepper and red wine jus.
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Mayford Chardonnay 2012
Ovens Valley
The long cool ripening seasons of the Victorian Alpines are ideal for winegrowing. The team at Mayford settled on the Ovens Valley and established their small dry grown vineyard within a hidden vale that's blissfully frost free. Proprietor Eleana Anderson is a vigneron with a focus on investment rather than return. Viticulture to her is all about how much more effort you can put in to build a better crop. Her fruit is vinified to the same exacting standards, limited yields ensure that there's not much Mayford wine around to see the next vintage.
$3499each
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Mayford enjoys a relatively frost free existence despite its sub alpine climate, due to an elevated hillside position. There is no magical interaction between stones, water and the cosmos, just hard work and attention to detail, driven by a desire for excellence rather than economics. Chardonnay is all hand picked over a number of weeks, to a schedule determined by ripeness. Grapes are whole bunch pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques for fermentation. A course of partial malolactic builds structure, introduces generosity of flavour and adds complexity. Battonage lees stirring retains freshness and encouragess a creamy, curd texture. Barrels are aged for a year before the final assemblage.
 
Straw hue. Appealing peach, grapefruit and citronella aromas to the fore, background notes of meal, roasted nuts and struck match. Soft, textural palate with lovely line and balance, a rich and generously flavoured Chardonnay wine, showing super fine acid structure and offering wonderful length. A splendid aperitif style and excellent match to all fine gourmandise.
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Mayford Tempranillo 2012
Ovens Valley
Tempranillo is an early ripener which tends to develop fuller flavours and aromatics when grown to the cooler climes of Victoria's Ovens Valley. Mayford Vineyard was established within a mildly temperate amphitheatre, with a view to crafting limited yields of hand made wine. Tempranillo was a natural fit with its late bud burst and early maturity, planted on a bony ridge which restricts berries to pea size, keeping the vines inherent vigor in check. A flagship boutique effort, treated to an old world vinification, achieving an evocatively new world styling.
$3499each
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Winemaking at Mayford tends towards tradition. Harvests in small lots over several weeks optimises flavour complexity off the small vineyard. The team at Mayford prefer to let the naturally occurring yeasts dictate the timing and expression of the fermentation process. Small parcels of Tempranillo vine are hand picked and moved into traditional open pot fermenters for a settling and cold soak. Some batches see a percentage of stalk and whole bunch inclusion, others are left for an extended maceration. Upon completion of ferments, components are transferred to a selection of French coopered oak barrels for malolactic and a year's maturation on sedimentery lees, building texture and infusing complexity.
 
Dark ruby colour. Brooding nose of plum, charcuterie and earth characters, complex red berries and herbaceousness, tobacco and leather notes. A clean palate of red fruit flavours, vanilla and plum, cherries, mineral and five spice. A compelling and engaging aperitif wine, the ideal accompaniement to pork recipes, roasts and Mediterranean faire.
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Upton Run Reserve Shiraz 2005
Strathbogie + Alpine Ranges
Jimmy Watson Finalist 2006, Gold Medals Sydney International + Royal Melbourne, Silver National Wine Show. Shiraz for this wine came from superior Blocks 6 and 7, positioned to a north south aspect. The vines were planted in the nineties, making them the oldest and most balanced in the vineyard. Winemaker Michael Clayden has taken home gold and silver at many events, where he often participates as an associate judge. He has worked at several major Lindemans wineries, and his special passion is for Shiraz.
$4599each
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The ripening period this vintage was long and dry with cloudless days. Vines were heavily pruned to ensure low yields, trimmed to ensure good sunlight exposure for flavour development, inferior bunches and shoots were regularly removed. The fruit was tasted weekly, and then daily when approaching full ripeness, to ensure optimum flavour intensity. Harvested in the cool of the evening 22nd of April. It was then allowed to warm up slowly until optimum temperature for fermentation. Fermentation took thirty six hours at a temperature of 26�C with carefully selected yeast strains used to maintain the natural fruit balance and finesse. Rack and return techniques, with constant monitoring ensured healthy and virile ferment.
 
Inky hues. A nose crammed with blackberry and black cherry, hints of spice and black pepper. A fine, silky tannin structure leaving an enduring impression on the palate. Harmonious oak. Extended maceration at the end of fermentation ensures a rich and fine tannin structure. A nice touch of vanilla and chocolate oak, in harmony with the fruit, adding interest without dominating.
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