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Sea & Vines brings the new season’s wines

McLaren Vale’s winemakers are hastily bottling, labelling and chilling their newest white and rosé offerings for visitors to this year’s BankSA Sea & Vines Festival.

As the chill of winter hits McLaren Vale some of the most exciting new wines from this year’s record breaking 2008 vintage are being prepared for visitors to enjoy for the first time.

Winemaker at Chalk Hill and Chairman of the McLaren Vale Grape, Wine and Tourism Association, Jock Harvey, had only good things to say about the lighter style wines from the recent vintage.

“Due to the heatwave, a few of the reds from later in the season suffered but our whites enjoyed one of the most slow, even ripening periods on record creating whites and rosé’s with extraordinary acid/sugar balance,” Jock said.

“McLaren Vale has a great history of producing everything from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Riesling, Verdelho, Moscato and those famous Rosé’s.

“I can’t wait to open a few of our new vintage for everyone on the Sea & Vines weekend.”

New Season’s 2008 Wines to look out for:

2008 Chalk Hill Moscato 2008 Maxwell Little Demon Verdelho 2008 Pertaringa Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Pirramimma Stock’s Hill Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2008 Scarpantoni Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Woodstock Riesling

For more information visit www.mclarenvale.info

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