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Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur Savagnin Sous Voile

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A complex array of flavours, amongst them preserved lemon, grilled nuts & exotic spice. A palate of tremendous breadth and length with mouth filling chalky texture and persistent acid drive.... Read full article

Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur Pinot Noir

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Cool weather over flowering resulted in lower than average yields. A warm, dry summer to follow fortunately ensured that our limited production achieved optimum flavour ripeness and will see the 2017 vintage be remembered as one of the best in a...... Read full article

Crittenden Estate OGGI

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Skins fermentation with traditional Italian white grapes (three textural varieties) and made like a red wine. Distinctive, sophisticated and a great food wine. ... Read full article

Crittenden Estate Macvin Savagnin

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NOSE Dried fruits with a lingering nutty, sherry like aroma attributed to the wines extended ageing under flor. PALATE Spices and sweet luscious golden fruits, all balanced with an acid spine.... Read full article

Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur Chardonnay

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Favourable weather led to excellent fruit set. A large crop load needed some “thinning” to reduce potential yeild. A mild to warm ripening period made for a perfect harvest with pristine fruit.... Read full article

Rahona Valley Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Made exclusively from our Rahona Valley Block from five clones - MV6, 115, G5V15, D2V5, D5V12. Pinot Noir is the holy grail of grape varieties. It must be grown in the right place and be given much love to get fully ripe but do so slowly.... Read full article

Rahona Valley Kaye's Block Riesling

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In Germany, this would be called a Spatlese style; it tends to be called off dry in Australia. All of which means it is a bit sweet but not extremely so. It shows lovely blossoms and limes on the nose and then its natural acidity gives it effortless... Read full article

Rahona Valley Pinot Gris

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Single Vineyard Pinot Gris made from Mary's Block in Main Ridge. Pinot Gris grown in the wrong region that ripens too quickly can be dead boring. Fortunately this was grown in a very good region! This is a wonderful expression of the variety...... Read full article

Rahona Valley Blanc de Noirs

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Blanc de Noirs is made from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. ​ Barrel fermented and made in the Traditional Method, this late disgorged sparkling wine has spent over 6 years on lees. Rahona Valley Blanc de Noirs is refinement and delicacy. Aromas of...... Read full article

Rahona Valley Late Harvest Riesling

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This style is rather more like a German Auslese style; it is very sweet and proudly intended to be a rich, dessert style wine. Sometimes Auslese styles have Botrytis influence but not in this case. It features riper citrus notes on the nose, nudging ... Read full article

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