It’s often said that great wine is made in the vineyard, we concur. The match of grape variety to country/site/terroir is key: vineyards of great provenance enlighten our winemaking style. The result, wines with beautiful natural flavour and inherent balance.
Brilliant straw gold in colour. Primary fruit aromas of apple, pear and ginger are underpinned by a creamed honey like character often seen from this vineyard. When tasted the fruit flavours are true to the promised bouquet with a balancing, persistent thread of bright natural acid running through the freshly flavoured palate. Maturation on yeast lees has imbued the wine with a creamy element providing a perfect foil to the natural coarse texture of Pinot Gris. Long in flavour the finish is bright and zesty.
Brilliant, pale straw with a green hue. Fruit aromas reminiscent of white flowers and stone-fruit are enhanced by a cashew-like barrel ferment character. The opulent palate is testament to the low yielding season, showing layers of intense fruit kept in check by pitch-perfect natural acid. Long and persistent in finishing flavour; chalky texture plays a part in bringing this fine, balanced Chardonnay to conclusion.
95 Points - James Halliday
Brilliant, deep red. Perfumed, fresh fruit aromas of black cherry and spice are supported by an earthy, forest floor like bouquet.
True to its bouquet, the fresh fruit-sweet character of this wine is matched to a supple, rich palate weight, text book Pinot Noir. Long in flavour, the finish is supported by bright natural acid and graphite-like tannin.
95 Points James Halliday
An attractive deep violet colour in the glass. Lifted fruit aromas of licorice, black olive and allspice speak of vineyard rather than the winemaker’s toolkit. When tasted, powerful fruit flavour matched to medium weight is cut with a fine textural tannin input. The long in flavour finish, is matched to fresh natural acidity that completes/balances the wine. An age-worthy refined wine.
96 Points - James Halliday, Gold medal - Royal Melbourne Wine Show
This barrel selected wine displays our best Geelong regional Pinot Noir of vintage 2013. The wine has a beautiful aromatic of lovely red fruits with a contrasting silage type funky aroma. True to its provenance the palate is a harmonious blend of restrained power and elegance. The silky texture and long finish speak to is vineyards great site.
Deep garnet red in the glass, this wine offers a complex, savoury spice bouquet, at once rich and refreshing.
When tasted, the lovely balance between youthful effervescence and mature fruit character is further enhanced by a creamy, luxurious - maturation on yeast lees character. Zesty acidity and fine velvety tannin provide structural balance throughout the long flavoursome finish.
A classic Australian wine style, age-worthy and delicious.
The Art series is a celebration of the wine-making art form.
The intention is to push the boundaries of how we look at wine.
The beautiful pale orange-pink colour presents well in the glass. Perfumed fruit characters of cherry and even a citrus hint are evident in both aroma and when tasted. This fruit character is subtly supported by a creamy texture that is in turn balanced by a balanced natural acid line.
Long in fresh flavour, this dry rosé is an excellent foil for modern food styles or equally at ease simply matched to a glass and a sunny afternoon.
The beautiful pale green tinged colour is testament to the excellent season and tank maturation. Primary fruit aromas of pear (Pinot Gris) and spring blossom (Riesling) are supported by musk and orange peel nuances. Fruit flavours are true to the promised bouquet with a supple weight riven by a thread of bright natural acid.
Long in fresh flavour, this wine is an excellent foil for modern food styles or equally at ease simply matched to a glass and a sunny afternoon.