A medium weight, smashable GSM, this wine has spring blossoms, raspberry, blueberry and satsuma plum, with Szechuan pepper and laksa mint on the nose. The palate has a generous heart, with plum and rhubarb crumble, cherry liqueur, apple pie, and cedar. It’s a super juicy, slurpy, ebullient exercise in deliciousness.
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The Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro vineyards were chosen because of their capacity to make unique contributions to the wine. Each vineyard has a distinct personality that helps create a sensorial experience of order and balance in the finished wine.
The cooler climate of Williamstown in the southern Barossa combined with 30 year-old vines and sandy soil produced beautifully bright, floral, punchy Grenache. Light and ethereal, it’s ideal for providing fruit purity and prettiness. A smaller portion of the Grenache component was sourced from Bethany in the foothills of the Barossa Ranges.
From 20 year old vines on the valley floor near Nuriootpa, dry-grown on sandy loam. Classic Barossa intensity, but harvested early to avoid any over-ripe, stewed flavours. The Shiraz provides spice, structure and classic Barossa flavours.
Also dry-grown 35 year-old vines, this fruit comes from a Stockwell vineyard used in some of the Valley’s best examples of the variety. Beautifully rich and savoury, the Mataro gives great plushness and structure to the blend.
All components were hand-harvested, sorted, then fermented separately using wild yeast. 20% of the Grenache and 10% of the Shiraz were included as whole bunches, with the remainder going through full crush. The Grenache ferments underwent a cold soak to accentuate bright characteristics, while the Shiraz and Mataro had some extended maceration to bring structure and savoury elements to the blend. Everything was pressed to small old French oak after settling in tank, except the Mataro, which went to second-use French Barriques. All components were matured for 18 months before the final blend was assembled and bottled without fining or filtration.
This Cabernet Sauvignon shows robust colour depth, and is driven by fresh aromas of black currant and liquorice.
The elegant aromas marry beautifully with sweet liquorice and dark chocolate flavours.
2016 Royal Queensland Wine Show
2016 Sydney Royal Wine Show
2016 Limestone Coast Wine Show
The calibre of this multi-award winning wine is immediately apparent by the lovely dense purple colour. Abundant fleshy fruit characters of mulberry and stewed plums fill the mouth whilst subtle oak tannins add length to the palate. This wine shows true characteristics of Merlot; it is soft round and elegant and will enhance any dining experience.
2015 Rutherglen Wine Show
2015 National Cool Climate Wine Show
2016 Limestone Coast Wine Show
2015 Australian Boutique Wine Makers Show
2015 Limestone Coast Wine Show
2015 Winewise Small Vignerons awards
2015 Cairns Wine Awards
2015 Royal Perth Wine Show
2016 Cairns Wine Show
A rich purple colour, with aromas of classic dark fruits, leading into a palate of black current, ripe cherries and a hint of spice.
A well rounded medium bodied wine, with nicely balanced tannins and a lingering finish.
This wine is made from select parcels of fruit from blocks four, five and six. Picked slightly earlier than average, the Cabernet Sauvignon had a Baume of 14.3, and the Merlot 14.7.
The wine has been aged for twelve months in a combination of French and Russian barriques.
This wine can be enjoyed now and will continue to develop in the bottle for many years.
2017 Limestone Coast Wine Show
2017 Cairns Wine Show Awards
2017 International Cool Climate Wine Show
2017 National Cool Climate Wine Show