Mixed Case - Chardonnay, Shiraz, Rosé & Dessert Wines
2 x 2019 Chardonnay
A slight departure from our usual style, this wine has more 'racey' citrus elements than seen in previous wines. The fruit was again handpicked, although about 7 days earlier than other years, and delivered to the winery in pristine condition to begin its journey to become wine. Pressed straight to 33% new French oak with the remaining 67% second and 3rd use French oak, the juices lowly commenced a natural Fermentation. The wine remained in these barrels to mature for 10 months then racked to tank for bottling. Complex bouquet of lightly toasted nuts and lemon rind with a hint of brioche. Intense flavours of Lemon curd and creamy vanilla oak. A wine of great length with impeccable balance.
2 x 2020 Chardonnay
An intoxicating return to our more familiar style, this wine a little plumper than the 2019 and has a little more oak influence. Again the fruit was hand picked and sorted with care then transported to the winery where the whole bunches were gently pressed to a combination of 1/3new and 2/3 2nd and 3rd use French oak barriques. The juice was allowed to naturally ferment in the barrels then mature for 10 months prior to bottling. Delicate aroma's of spicy French oak mingle with scents of orange blossom and a hint of toasted nuts. The flavours of white nectarine and citrus gently merge with a spicy vanilla texture and results in a wine with lovely balance.
3 x 2020 Shiraz
Unquestionably our best Shiraz to date! Maree and Steve have worked incredibly hard in the vineyard to reduce yields and therefore boost the depth of flavour in this fruit. The fruit was carefully handpicked and sorted then carted to the winery where the fruit was crushed and destemmed then cold soaked prior to fermentation. The must was pressed to 1/4 new and 3/4 older French oak barrels after 14 days on skins and matured for 10 months prior to bottling. Beautiful aromas of Mulberry and Blackberry underpinned with intricate layers of spice and toasty oak and hints of good old vanilla. Tasting delivers everything the nose suggests with the dark berry flavours and perfectly integrated oak well supported by gentle but persistent tannins.
3 x 2021 Rosé
Our lovingly cared for Shiraz grapes were hand picked at optimum ripeness to produce this dry, crisp Rosé. The whole bunches were crushed and destemmed then pressed to extract the bright vibrant juice which was then fermented in old French oak to produce this delicious Rosé. The resulting wine has aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries with a hint of lavender intertwined with flavours of candied cherries and fresh Satsuma plums and finishes with a dry crisp tang.
2 x 2021 Cane Cut Chardonnay (375ml)
Canes of our Chardonnay vines were cut when the fruit was at optimal ripeness, allowing the fruit to dry on the trellis, increasing the concentration of flavours. The grapes were then handpicked where only the best fruit was selected to create this intoxicatingly decadent dessert style wine. Aromas of fresh peach and jasmine bounce from the glass and lead to flavours of grilled peach and creamy vanilla custard with a zesty finish.