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Postmistress Blanc de Blanc Henry's Drive 2009

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"A woman of unimpeachable rectitude, the Postmistress is trusted to preserve the town's mail affairs. Her nimble fingers sort carefully wrapped parcels, letters from distant places and a single postcard, written in a familiar hand. Whilst eager young men queue daily for her attention, for the Postmistress there is only one man who always delivers. "This first vintage of the Postmistress is a clean and fresh style of sparkling with a fine persistent bead and a light straw colour. It has lifted aromas of citrus and floral characters with a hint of honey and background brioche yeastiness which gives complexity. "The palate starts with delicate pear and citrus notes, it has a hint of sweetness on the mid palate and subtle shortbread notes give some richness, and it finishes with crisp acidity and smooth lingering flavours." - Winemaker's Notes Vintage 2009 - SA Wine of the Year Awards, Champion Sparkling - Consumer Choice "The less yeasty style attracted consumers who were drawn to this wine perhaps because of its richer mouth feel and extra-fine bubbly mousse. While its acidity is a touch edgy, it presents as a good, fresh, well-finished fizz." September 2010

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Henry's Drive Vignerons Pty Ltd:
During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of southeastern South Australia, horse-drawn coaches provided the only transportation of mail and passengers. The coach service proprietor in this part of the state was a Mr Henry John Hill, whose operation drove directly through a property owned more recently by three generations of the Longbottom family of Padth... Read more
During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of southeastern South Australia, horse-drawn coaches provided the only transportation of mail and passengers. The coach service proprietor in this part of the state was a Mr Henry John Hill, whose operation drove directly through a property owned more recently by three generations of the Longbottom family of Padthaway. Routes were known as Drives, thus the family’s wine business is today known as Henry\’s Drive. Henry's Drive is situated in the Padthaway district of South Australia, around 180 miles south east of Adelaide. It is naturally cooler than the more northerly Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale, but warmer and more consistent than Coonwarra, some 50 miles south, with which it shares a similar, former sea-bed, geology. The property is owned by the Longbottom family, who have been farmers in Padthaway since the 1940s. Their first vintage was in 1998. Read less

"A woman of unimpeachable rectitude, the Postmistress is trusted to preserve the town's mail affairs. Her nimble fingers sort carefully wrapped parcels, letters from distant places and a single postcard, written in a familiar hand. Whilst eager young men queue daily for her attention, for the Postmistress there is only one man who always delivers. "This first vintage of the Postmistress is a clean and fresh style of sparkling with a fine persistent bead and a light straw colour. It has lifted aromas of citrus and floral characters with a hint of honey and background brioche yeastiness which gives complexity. "The palate starts with delicate pear and citrus notes, it has a hint of sweetness on the mid palate and subtle shortbread notes give some richness, and it finishes with crisp acidity and smooth lingering flavours." - Winemaker's Notes Vintage 2009 - SA Wine of the Year Awards, Champion Sparkling - Consumer Choice "The less yeasty style attracted consumers who were drawn to this wine perhaps because of its richer mouth feel and extra-fine bubbly mousse. While its acidity is a touch edgy, it presents as a good, fresh, well-finished fizz." September 2010

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