Legend has it that Benno Seppelt, son of our founder Joseph, had a flair for invention. His wine-tasting lab was unusual for the time, containing modern equipment of his own design. He also fetched top dollar for his cured bacon, made from pigs fed on grape-skins. But above all else, he was renowned for making great wine.
Seppelt The Great Entertainer Range is a fresh and lively collection of crowd pleasing drops inspired by the many colourful personalities who have been part of seppelt legend since 1851. Crafted for Great Entertainers alike, this 2017 Victorian Chardonnay has ripe stone fruits, pear and citrus characters with a hint of toasty oak and a crisp, refreshing finish.
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The nose displays aromas of white peach and citrus combined with roasted nuts.
The palate carries flavours of sweet stone fruits, citrus peel and pear combined with creamy texture, balanced mineral acid and a hint of toasty oak.
Australia’s second smallest state is home to more regions and wineries than any other. A mix of cool and warm regions means variety is the spice of life in Victoria – from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula, to rich Shiraz from Heathcote and the Grampians and world famous fortified wines from Rutherglen, it’s a paradise for wine lovers.
A wet winter with above average rainfall was followed by cool, dry spring conditions, resulting in good fruit set and lower than average yields. Summer temperatures were cool with little rain, resulting in a long growing season and exceptional quality.
As a Hospitality Manager at Melbourne’s Hilton Hotel, Adam’s affinity for the wine industry became so apparent that he enrolled in a Bachelor of Wine Science degree at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2003. In 2001 he was appointed Assistant Winemaker at Yering Station in the Yarra Valley where he remained for five years, gaining vintage experience in Burgundy in-between. Then in 2007 he moved to Margaret River to be a Winemaker at Xanadu Wines for a further five years. These days Adam proudly dons two winemaking hats, creating outstanding cool climate wines from across Victoria: in 2011 he commenced as Seppelt Winemaker and in 2016 added the responsibilities of being Winemaker for T’Gallant. He relishes the challenge of being in charge of two great Australian wine producers – Seppelt with its 165 year history and focus on cool climate sparkling, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Riesling from the Grampians, Heathcote and Henty regions; and the more eccentric T’Gallant, pioneers of Pinot Grigio and Gris in Australia based in the Mornington Peninsula.