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Hommage A' l'Alsace Mountford Estate Bottle 2009

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Berry Bros & Rudd review:<br/>Winemaker CP Lim has long held a passion for Alsace wines and in particular for the old style of wines from this great region, which were not bottled as single varietals but were usually a blend of several. This example combines the four classic varieties, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat, and is vinified completely dry, although such is the richness on the palate that one could be excused for thinking that a little bit of sweetness remained. <br/> <br/>The style of the wine is very complex, and the multi-faceted bouquet seems to change every time you return to it; sometimes the steeliness of the Riesling is to the fore, sometimes it is the lychee-scented Gewurztraminer which holds centre stage, at others the smoky spice of the Pinot Gris or the heady fragrance of Muscat seems to dominate. It's difficult to predict the wine's longevity as this is the first such

Region: Canterbury » Waipara

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  • 2009

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Winery: Mountford Wines
Color: White
Variety: Other Varieties
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Mountford Wines:
Early pioneers of the wine industry in the South West of Western Australia, the Mountford family selected Pemberton with its high winter rainfall for the unique flavour potential possible from this cooler and largely forested region. Trained horticulturist Andrew Mountford was looking for a region as yet undiscovered in Australia and chose the site of the vineyard based upon the combination of... Read more
Early pioneers of the wine industry in the South West of Western Australia, the Mountford family selected Pemberton with its high winter rainfall for the unique flavour potential possible from this cooler and largely forested region. Trained horticulturist Andrew Mountford was looking for a region as yet undiscovered in Australia and chose the site of the vineyard based upon the combination of soil, climate, topography and of course most importantly the right feel. Eighty acres of undulating country gave all the variables needed for this dream and a fifteen acre vineyard was planted. Obvious cool climate conditions, amongst the coolest in Western Australia were suitable for Andrew and Sue Mountford's passion for the classic early ripening varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. In this regions short history these varieties have proven more than any other to be the correct selection. Established in 1987 and now one of the regions oldest vineyards, these vines are producing fruit with true intensity and complexity. This is due to careful organic vineyard practice since inception and continual sound environmental care. These practices have enabled expression from vineyard to bottle ensuring all the wines retain their essence of place. Read less

Berry Bros & Rudd review:<br/>Winemaker CP Lim has long held a passion for Alsace wines and in particular for the old style of wines from this great region, which were not bottled as single varietals but were usually a blend of several. This example combines the four classic varieties, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat, and is vinified completely dry, although such is the richness on the palate that one could be excused for thinking that a little bit of sweetness remained. <br/> <br/>The style of the wine is very complex, and the multi-faceted bouquet seems to change every time you return to it; sometimes the steeliness of the Riesling is to the fore, sometimes it is the lychee-scented Gewurztraminer which holds centre stage, at others the smoky spice of the Pinot Gris or the heady fragrance of Muscat seems to dominate. It's difficult to predict the wine's longevity as this is the first such

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