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Jacobs Creek Shiraz has won significant recognition on both sides of the Atlantic, claiming Gold at the highly prestigious London International Wine Challenge. The heritage dates back to 1847 when Johann Gramp planted his first vineyard on the banks of Jacobs Creek. Jacobs Creek»
Leasingham have remained at the fore of Clare Valley viticulture, making great wine since 1895. They have since established an endowment of the region's most auspicious vineyards. Leasingham»
The Lovedale district of Hunter Valley is synonymous with world class Semillon. Resolved to make a transition from mining to wining, the De Iuliis family acquired a grazing property along Lovedale Road and established vines in the early 1990s. De Iuliis»
Shingleback know about Cabernet Sauvignon, having claimed a Jimmy Watson Trophy in 2006. Winemaker John Davey selects the best blocks of vine, then picks them right at the precise moment that both sugars and flavour are mature. Shingleback»
In essential Australian claret styling, having previously claimed the coveted Red Wine of Year Trophy at the prestigious London International. Sourced from the finest Penfold vineyards, Koonunga Hill is known for its fully flavoured palate, excellent varietal fruit and well rounded structure. Penfolds»
Characterized by rich fruit intensity, a deep colour and fine aromas, simply elegant, with powdery, soft tannins, a very special Cabernet Sauvignon which offers complexity, structure and great length. The inaugural release won gold medal and Best Wine ahead of two great Bordeaux icons, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Cos d'Estournel. Taltarni»
Labelled very plainly as Penfolds Claret, Grange Hermitage 1967 claimed the seventh Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for best one year old red in the land. 1965 Grange had already claimed the same accolade two years previously. Penfolds»
Since 1973, Wolf Blass have amassed thousands of medals and trophies at wine competitions in Australia and around the world. Harvests of Cabernet and Shiraz are sourced from good vineyards, managed by the best growers in South Australia. Wolf Blass»
Considered a good wine from one of the most difficult vintages in memory for Max Schubert and Don Ditter. Rigorous grape selection saw one of the smallest Grange yields on record at 2300 cases. Penfolds»
Brookland Valley Estate made a lasting impression through their stirling efforts at Cabernet Merlot when they claimed three significant trophy wins, including the hotly contested Qantas Best Wine of Show. Expressing fully the generous palate structure and aromatic richness of the established Margaret River Cabernet Merlot accord, Verse 1 is fashioned to a contemporary, drink now styling. Brookland Valley»
Blackjack has claimed the eminent M.Chapoutier Trophy for Best Shiraz at the prestigious Le Concours des Vinson on no fewer than three occasions. Block 6 is a superior parcel of distinguished vines, renowned within the Bendigo district for producing a very high quality, intensely fruit driven Shiraz. Blackjack»
Awarded 3 GOLD MEDALS and made exclusively from Cabernet Sauvignon, picked extremely ripe to maintain the full sweetness of the style, and sourced primarily from McWilliam's own vineyards in the Riverina wine region in New South Wales. Partially fermented on skins for eleven days to extract maximum colour and flavour, a high quality grape spirit distilled at the McWilliam's Hanwood winery, near Griffith was added to the ferment in stages to assist with the integration of flavour. McWilliams»
Charles Heidsieck Blanc Des Millenaires 1995 $299.99 / $3597.00
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Chardonnay by Charles Heidsieck of Champagne. A touch of fresh fig followed by a warm finish marked by cappuccino cream and liquorice, the finish develops between hazelnut and lavender, honey and quince. The Blanc des Millenaires Brut Vintage by Charles Heidsieck is a Blanc de Blancs made solely from Chardonnay, produced in very small quantities and only in years of exceptional quality. From 1852 in search of new markets, Charles Heidsieck crossed the Atlantic four times heading to the New World. An elegant and distinguished wine, with distinct freshness, cellared at the Heidsieck caves at Reims, pure nectar after almost two decades of maturity.
FromCharles Heidsieck
VarietalChardonnay
RegionChampagne / France
EachDozen
299.99 3597.00
Charles Heidsieck
Charles Heidsieck Blanc Des Millenaires 1995
By Charles Heidsieck
Varietal Chardonnay
Region Champagne / France
Each $299.99
Dozen $3597.00
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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve N.V
By Charles Heidsieck
Varietal Chardonnay PinotNoir PinotMeunier
Region Champagne / France
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Charles-Camille Heidsieck was an adventurous man, full of dare and determination, who let no obstacles stand in his way

Hard-working and creative, he founded his own company in 1851 and worked all his life to give his wines a reputation of the highest quality. In 1852 he was one of the first Champagne company owners to go to New York, where his charm and self-assurance seduced the Americans, who gave him the nickname Champagne Charlie, and his wines were welcomed with enthusiasm. By 1857 success was at hand and the company was shipping almost 300,000 bottles a year to America.

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Charles-Camille Heidsieck conquered Champagne lovers around the world, not only with his peerless business acumen, but also with the quality of his wines. Always innovating, he was one of the first to use machine-made bottles that didn't explode during the maturation process. He recognized the value of patiently ageing vintages before selling them, and he purchased crayeres, or chalk cellars, to shelter his bottles from the effects of climate variations.

The brand has been part of the Remy-Cointreau group since 1985 and it continues to share its passion for wine, the audacity and pioneering sprit of its founder, and its desire to bring the French art de vivre to the world.

The greatness of the wines of Champagne comes in part from the richness of its vineyards, the cradle of three grape varieties which make up the raw materials of Champagne blends

Chardonnay, a white grape with white juice imparts finesse, elegance and freshness to the wine with subtle floral accents. Pinot Meunier is a red grape with white juice. This grape's expression of the soil and its marked character give structure to blends. It brings notes of very ripe fruit and ageing to the wine. Pinot Noir is a red grape with white juice that gives structure to blends. Aromas of pitted fruits, evolving toward dried and candied fruit.

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Taking full advantage of the richness of the land of Champagne is essential to the Charles Heidsieck company. Charles Heidsieck therefore maintains privileged relations with the most experienced winegrowers. From among the 323 Champagne vineyards, Charles Heidsieck can purchase grapes from almost 120 vineyards each year, providing the largest possible palette for composing each season's blend.

The Champagne winegrowing region, whose AOC limits were defined in 1927, is thus a precious gift for winegrowers and Champagne companies. This is why the Champagne region now uses sustainable agricultural methods as a way to protect the quality of the land. After the grapes are pressed, the juice or must is cleansed of impurities and placed in vats.

At Charles Heidsieck each grape variety and vineyard batch is fermented separately

Charles Heidsieck's secret is the bringing together of human talent with technical progress to create a winery that is unique in the Champagne region, and that gives winemakers tools to improve wine quality. This exceptional facility has 206 stainless steel vats, at the center of which is the tasting room where all of Charles Heidsieck's wines are developed. An enormous storage capacity means that the musts can be treated vineyard by vineyard, variety by variety.

The chalk that is found in the ground of the Champagne region is not only an asset for the grapevines, but also for the wine itself. During the Gallo-Roman period almost 2000 years ago, the crayeres were dug under the city of Reims to extract chalk needed for building. Today only a few of the larger winemakers can use these cellars, which have become an ideal site to age the great wines of Champagne. Charles Heidsieck owns one of Champagne's most beautiful crayere sites in the city of Reims itself. Twenty meters underground, a network of tunnels and forty-seven rooms provides enough space to store all of Charles Heidsieck's bottles.

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Charles Heidsieck strives to retain itself as a moderately sized Champagne House putting an emphasis on wine quality over wine quantity. Today, the prizes conferred upon Charles Heidsieck are proof that this goal has been achieved.

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