The 2012 Blanc de Blanc is our first sparkling wine and is dedicated to our mothers Elizabeth and Esthere and grandmother Esther. Barrel fermented and tiraged on site and disgorged after 3 years on lees. A very pleasing outcome and a wine for that special occasion.
“Fermentation and maturation for 6 months in barrels, followed by 3 years on lees has coaxed out spicy, toasty, biscuity nuances from this tightly honed lemon-accented style of surprisingly pale straw hue. Finely textured structure and excellent, bright acidity denote a long and linear finish” James Halliday Wine Companion Rating 92
Crisp, zesty and refreshing style with touches of pineapple, hints of honey and richness on the palate. Enjoy with light seafood or indulge with oysters.“Has all the lemony acidity expected of the variety, and has been well made in its overall context. Certainly, the acidity is neutral, and not fierce.” James Halliday Wine Companion 2016 edition Rating 89
Sweet oak aromas of this barrel fermented Chardonnay are complimented by pear and touches of peach flavours with a refreshing crisp citrus overtone and lingering finish. “Presents a clear, fresh face to the world with just enough weight and texture to satisfy. Presents well; could take it anywhere.” James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 edition Rating 91 (Vintage 300 bottles)
"Vibrant crimson-purple; cabernet franc is not an easy variety to tame, but this has done it, even if the oak contribution is obvious; there are vibrant red fruits, and if you look really carefully, you may find a hint of unlit cigar." James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016 - 94 points
“Picture-perfect cool climate Shiraz. Succulent, sweet-fruited, full of savoury spice and refreshing/mouth-watering through the finish. Tannin inks itself in fine script throughout. Game/undergrowth/gumleaf notes add complexity. A thing of beauty.”James Halliday Wine Companion Rating 96
The 2011 Shiraz has a bright crimson-purple hue with red berry aromas and flavour. It reflects its cool climate with spice and pepper characteristics, the tannin structure is fine and tight resulting in a velvety mouth feel. A very creditable outcome for the vintage. James Halliday Wine Companion 2014 edition Rating 90