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HERITAGE WINES ADELAIDE HILLS CBD

On a grey morning in July 1941, Reginald William Germein and John Crighton Edwards joined the Royal Australian Airforce. These men, Helen and John Edwards’ ancestors are the true founding fathers of The Lane Vineyard.

2010 heralded the first release of two very special wines in memory of each of these men. Understandably, we selected noble varieties from our oldest vines; vines that speak of The Lane Vineyard’s Australian sky, ancient soils, place and people.

Very few bottles of these wines are released each year, they capture the beauty of our vineyards, the personality of the Edwards family and the freedom and hope of their forefathers.

RG Single Vineyard Chardonnay

RG Single Vineyard Chardonnay

Location Icon35°00'42.3"S 138°50'11.7"E

RG, a tribute wine to Helen’s father Reg, is taking Australian Chardonnay to new levels of excellence, comparable with Burgundy’s great wines and soaring above many of Australia’s ‘known’ champs. The exquisite fruit is pressed straight to barrel and left to ferment naturally, no chemistry or additives here, simply beautiful fruit from a great site, it really has the vineyard talking in every glass. This wonderful Chardonnay has great mouthfeel and length, impeccable structure and natural acidity, fruit purity, balance and textural complexity. Enjoy now or age at your leisure.

SNAPSHOT 2012 VINTAGE

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1.2
Hectares

1.8 kg
Grapes per vine

220
Cases of wine

2012 RG Chardonnay Tasting Note

JC Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Location Icon35°00'42.3"S 138°50'11.7"E

JC is a tribute wine to John’s father Jack and is the premium red wine of our estate. It is also The Lane’s take on Australia’s premier red wine blend Shiraz Cabernet and the much revered Penfolds Grange which is also a blend of both varieties. Like all Grand Cru wine JC is a single vineyard wine with every berry grown and made at The Lane, this wine has a real sense of place. JC is a selection of the very best barrels of Shiraz and Cabernet grown in that vintage from our oldest vines, fermented naturally with no additions and aged in the finest new French oak for 18 to 20 months before the blend is put together. The wine has enormous power, beautiful fruit, structure and mouthfeel while maintaining an elegance that is the hallmark of The Lane Vineyard. Enjoy now or age for up to twenty years.

 SNAPSHOT 2010 VINTAGE

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N/A

1.5 kg
Grapes per vine

220
Cases

2010 JC Shiraz Cabernet Tasting Note

JC Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Cuvee Helen Blanc de Blancs

Cuvee Helen Blanc de Blancs

Location Icon35°01'46.3"S 138°83'76"E

"Patience and time to honour the woman who has worked alongside me in realising the potential of The Lane Vineyard, acknowledging her dedication and great affection for our special place in the Adelaide Hills". John Edwards

Created using the time honoured ‘méthode traditionnelle’ and disgorged without dosage after a minimum of 5 years on lees.

Fruit from 1 acre of our sheltered South facing Chardonnay vines was handpicked, whole bunch pressed then fermented in stainless steel and French barrique.

SNAPSHOT 2009 VINTAGE

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1.0
Acres

1.8 kg
Grapes per vine

250
Cases of wine

2009 Cuvee Helen Blanc de Blancs Tasting Note