2016 Chardonnay

Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Region: 100% Wrattonbully

Harvest Date: March 2016

Bottling Analysis: Alcohol 12.7%. T.A. 6.9 g/l. pH 3.36

Bottling Date: Jun 2016

Oak Handling: A third of the blend was pressed directly into new tight-grained French oak for a ferment with wild yeast and a malolactic fermentation. The other two thirds were given a cool slow ferment and no malolactic in tank.

2013 Cabernet Shiraz

Variety: 52.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47.2% Shiraz

Region: 100% Wrattonbully

Harvest Date: April 2013

Bottling Analysis:  Alcohol 14.0%, T.A. 7.5 g/l,  pH 3.52

Bottling Date: Jun 2016

Oak Handling: 24 months in French and American hogsheads. Blended for optimal flavour and drinkability.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Medium to light straw with obvious green edge.

Nose: Upfront white peach/nectarine fruit with background of citrus/lemony oak. This is backed up with spiciness and nuttiness from the barrel fermentation.

Palate: Fruity soft structure has plenty of upfront peachy notes. The oak and barrel ferment characters are complimentary and definitely not dominant.

A dry savoury finish has been achieved by having medium alcohol content and no sugar.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Medium intensity black red with a youthful crimson edge.

Nose: Ripe blackberry with typical menthol and earthy regional notes. Fruit is complimented mocha- like oak characters.

Palate: Round and soft structure has plenty of upfront blackberry and dark chocolate flavours, the aftertaste being cassis like and savoury.

Winemaker’s (Peter Douglas) Comments

The blending of the traditional Burgundian barrel techniques and the varietal characters maintained in the tank wine, have created an approachable easy drinking style. There is richness but in balance with structure; complex and very drinkable.

Winemaker’s (Peter Douglas) Comments

There are soft, fine grain tannins and nice sweet fruit flavours from a rather elegant vintage.

With 3 to 5 years bottle age this wine will show increasing levels of cedar and chocolate.

Reviews

“…It’s been well made, from the harvest date choice through to the wine in the bottle, with fresh stone fruit flavours to the fore, and just sufficient acidity.  Very good value.”
— James Halliday

Reviews

“Bright crimson-purple; the wine has abundant texture and structure underwriting the blend of blackcurrant, plum and blackberry fruits. The tannins are rounded, and the oak soft.”
— James Halliday

2016 Chardonnay

Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Region: 100% Wrattonbully

Harvest Date: March 2016

Bottling Analysis: Alcohol 12.7%. T.A. 6.9 g/l. pH 3.36

Bottling Date: Jun 2016

Oak Handling: A third of the blend was pressed directly into new tight-grained French oak for a ferment with wild yeast and a malolactic fermentation. The other two thirds were given a cool slow ferment and no malolactic in tank.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Medium to light straw with obvious green edge.

Nose: Upfront white peach/nectarine fruit with background of citrus/lemony oak. This is backed up with spiciness and nuttiness from the barrel fermentation.

Palate: Fruity soft structure has plenty of upfront peachy notes. The oak and barrel ferment characters are complimentary and definitely not dominant.

A dry savoury finish has been achieved by having medium alcohol content and no sugar.

Winemaker’s (Peter Douglas) Comments

The blending of the traditional Burgundian barrel techniques and the varietal characters maintained in the tank wine, have created an approachable easy drinking style. There is richness but in balance with structure; complex and very drinkable.

Reviews

“…It’s been well made, from the harvest date choice through to the wine in the bottle, with fresh stone fruit flavours to the fore, and just sufficient acidity.  Very good value.”
— James Halliday

2013 Cabernet Shiraz

Variety: 52.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47.2% Shiraz

Region: 100% Wrattonbully

Harvest Date: April 2013

Bottling Analysis:  Alcohol 14.0%, T.A. 7.5 g/l,  pH 3.52

Bottling Date: Jun 2016

Oak Handling: 24 months in French and American hogsheads. Blended for optimal flavour and drinkability.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Medium intensity black red with a youthful crimson edge.

Nose: Ripe blackberry with typical menthol and earthy regional notes. Fruit is complimented mocha- like oak characters.

Palate: Round and soft structure has plenty of upfront blackberry and dark chocolate flavours, the aftertaste being cassis like and savoury.

Winemaker’s (Peter Douglas) Comments

There are soft, fine grain tannins and nice sweet fruit flavours from a rather elegant vintage.

With 3 to 5 years bottle age this wine will show increasing levels of cedar and chocolate.

Reviews

“Bright crimson-purple; the wine has abundant texture and structure underwriting the blend of blackcurrant, plum and blackberry fruits. The tannins are rounded, and the oak soft.”
— James Halliday