Inspired by our eating adventures in San Sebastian, immersed in the timeless pinchos bars surrounded by endless morsels of deliciousness, we wanted to create a versatile ‘eating’ wine designed to grace the table. With versatility in mind, we combined spicy and fragrant Tempranillo from both Blewitt Springs and the foothills of the McLaren Range, with a selection of old vine Grenaches.
Two vineyards of Tempranillo, one cool Blewitt Springs site, and one McLaren Flat Foothills vineyard were picked both by hand, we retained 20% whole-bunch, fermented another 10% by carbonic maceration, and de-stemmed the balance to retain whole berries for traditional open ferment. With a desire to retain freshness and vibrancy and to build a wider aromatic profile on the Tempranillo, it was left to the Grenache component to provide mid palate intensity. Old vine Grenache from three blocks ranging from 80 years to 44 years of age were de-stemmed and fermented in large open vats, with daily pump overs. After basket pressing the wine was matured in a mixture of stainless steel, old French oak barriques, and to two large old oak foudres for 7 months maturation before bottling.
This wine combines bright notes of pomegranate, sarsaparilla, violets and nutmeg typical of dry grown Tempranillo, with the perfume and succulence of old vine Grenache. This medium bodied wine is pretty, juicy and deliberately moreish. A lithe and juicy wine, it errs on the blood orange, cherry, red berry spectrum supported by savoury tannins built around a fine boned structure.
Ideal serving temperature is 16°C... Enjoy over a shared grazing meal, this food friendly versatile wine works a treat with a good selection of flavours from a platter of cured meats to, chorizo prawns to pizzas, pastas, quail and duck dishes. Cool cellaring between to 5 years to 8 years will be rewarded.
Varieties: 77% Tempranillo, 23% Grenache Alcohol: 14.2%
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60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. Loftia is famously crisp and zesty, the perfect aperitif style sparkling. Aromas of baked red apple and lemon crème brulée on the nose precede the creamy mousse and citrus finish.
Different parcels of fruit are all hand-picked and then fermented in stainless steel tanks. In 2016 partial Malolactic ferment took place to soften the palate and add complexity while retaining the perfect natural acidity in the blend. Tirage (bottling) happened in late winter of 2016 before leaving the bottles to develop with time on lees in the cool, dark cellars.
Each bottle is riddled and disgorged on site in our Longwood winery. The dosage liquor added at disgorging to add the finishing sweetening element is crafted using a blend of base wines and is then aged for a minimum of 12 months.
We source fruit from sites located above 550m in the Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley regions of the Adelaide Hills. These sites consistently produce outstanding Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling wine.
Dosage: 6 g/l
VARIETIES: Shiraz 100%. Eligo represents the best of my 2016 vintage and is sourced from some excellent Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley regions.
WINEMAKING: Fermentation with submerged cap in small stainless steel fermenters. Some batches had up to 2 weeks on skins.
OAK MATURATION: 100% barrel matured for 20 months with 60% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litre) and the balance 2 and 3 year old hogsheads.
TA 6.40 g/l
STYLE: My aim with Eligo is to produce a structured but elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz. A wine with restrained power, rich texture and palate length. Eligo is a vineyard selection of the best, low yielding parcels of exceptional fruit that I find during the vintage.
VINTAGE: After good winter and early spring rains the soil profiles were generally full, but a combination of a windy spring with northern Barossa frosts did dramatically reduce the production for some vineyards. A dry late spring and hot start to summer was brought to a halt on Valentine’s day by significant rain and then cooler conditions for the remainder of vintage. These cooler conditions provided an extended ripening period and allowed excellent flavour to build.
Colour: Deep purple red.
Nose: Lifted black plum, blackberry and blueberry with hints of earth, anise and spicy, savoury oak.
Palate: Elegant expression of rich dark fruits with some earthy savouriness and smoked meat flavours. Long and intense with excellent fruit purity and freshness, finishing with a taut backbone and persistent fine tannin structure.
“Three days a week my two little girls stroll into the Cellar Door to say hi, and almost always they are holding flowers picked along the way. Alice’s flowers excitedly go to her Mum, while Lucy’s - with her arm stretched out proudly - come to me. “These are for you Dad,” she says. One day (when she is old enough to enjoy in moderation) the burst of floral flavours in this Moscato will be my flowers to her.” Dru Reschke.
Delicate rose and elderberry flower on the nose, with the light fizz highlighting Turkish delight, musk, and cumquat flower notes. Great balance of sweetness and refreshing lime and floral notes – along with low alcohol – making it easier to have a glass or two during dinner. Finishes with a nice lingering cherry blossom honey on the palate.
We are very proud of our wines - we hope you enjoy them.
Dru Reschke - owner and vigneron
Welcome to a ROSÉ REVOLUTION!
ROSÉ was once a sweet, coloured white wine - now it’s a legitimate style of its own. Lovingly crafted from REAL ROSÉ VARIETIES. Not Your Grandma’s Rosé is made as a true rosé (picked earlier than typical red wine). 62% of the blend is old vine Grenache from the Lyndoch foothills and from Stockwell, which is co-fermented with 30% of old vine Mourvèdre also from the Lyndoch region. The remaining 8% is an aromatic blend of Riesling, Gewürtztraminer, and Weißer Herold from the Northern Eden Valley, which emphasises the strawberry, musk and turkish delight aromas. Not just for summer!
Enjoy with all foods, from Spencer Gulf prawns to Saskia Beer poultry and charcuterie. Early picking allows for a textural mouthfeel, luminous rose-diamond colour and crisp natural acidity giving great length. Grenache contributes the red berry and strawberry palate with Mourvèdre adding structure and lingering spice.
Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
Daniel Chaffey Hartwig
We harvest our Sauvignon Blanc in the cool of the night when the fruit is cool and fresh. It makes for a crisp, vibrant wine that is deliciously drinkable.
2016 Old Pump Shed Pinot Noir
Deep crimson in colour with a perfumed bouquet of strawberry and herbs, rich and savoury with hints of rhubarb and dark cherry, firm balanced tannins and the masterful use of French oak (20% new) add to the complexity providing a wine that will reward patient cellaring.
The selection of Shiraz highlights the diversity of Shiraz in South Australia. Cooler climate elegance through to rich fruit-driven Barossa expressions, your palate will enjoy the journey these wines will take you on. These examples are why we love shiraz!