White Wine Making:
We hand pick everything, pressing immediately for freshness and delicacy and then fermenting cool to preserve varietal aromatics. The Chardonnay has a barrel ferment adding subtle palate texture and ensuring the oak is integrated seamlessly into the wine. All our whites show the advantages of successful cool climate grape growing, often against the elements! Delicate yet powerful aromatics and that delicious balancing strand of natural fruit acidity; Zingy, minerally but finishing clean and soft. Perfect food wines;
2016 Unwooded Chardonnay
Simply delicious wine!! Aromatics mellowing from flash, brash youth into a perfumed nose with hints of lemon/lime, granny smith apple and honeysuckle. Palate has satisfying mouth feel and texture with the most mouth-watering long-lasting nashi pear and honeydew melon acidity, balancing the soft and clean finish to perfection. Perfect fish wine or relax in our vineyard with a cheese platter.
Glass $10 Bottle $35
Brilliantly handled oak, adding subtle spice and aromatics to a true cool climate Chardonnay.lHoney blossom, vanilla pod with a beautiful soft citrussy orange finish. Classic cool climate palate, subtle texture with tannin on the finish and a delicious spine of mineral acidity and surprise!!; there is hints of pineapple/tropical fruit. Mmmmmm!!!, yum; Great match with Salmon, Seafood chowder, Bruny Island Tasting Platter, Salmon, Trio of Dips, seafood chowder or our fish of the day.
Glass $11 Bottle $42
How aromatic is this wine, honey dew melon, elderflower and hints of lychee and ginger, a lovely clean wine with a great balance between acid and residual sugar and so spicy!!! With 6 grams residual sugar, just anough to soften the acids. On the palate lively flavours of gooseberry and passionfruit with a nice buttery pineapple/pear finish. Great with Char Siu Salmon, San Chow Bau Wallaby or enjoy with a Fish Curry.
Glass $11 Bottle $42
Now this is what we are taking about with a Reisling, on the bouquet rose blossom, pasionfruit, nashi pear, a tropical fruit salad yummy, yummy !! with hints of bees wax. This wine has 13 grams of residual sugar giving it great balance between acid and residual sugar, not too dry, not too sweet. On the palate kiwifruit, peach with a lovely smooth citrus finish. Enjoy with Oysters natural or killpatrick, our Cheese Platter or even as a dessert wine with our Cheesecake
Glass $11 Bottle $42
Red Wine making:
As our vineyard has matured and our relationship and knowledge of these vines grows with each vintage, we have settled on a distinct house style of wine making. Hand picking, is followed by immediate crushing and destemming into small bins. We allow a long cold soak until a wild ferment has started, at which point we then inoculate with a Pinot yeast to ensure we carry the ferment through to finish, in the difficult seasonal conditions in this farthest south vineyard. After pressing, each wine goes through a prolonged malo lactic secondary fermentation in winter finishing with the warmer Spring conditions. Typically there is 9 months in French oak with approx 15% new and the rest 2nd- 4th year use, giving a lovely balance and texture of new oak aromatics and spice and the gentler older oak tannins.
2016 Reserve Pinot Noir
Oh, growing Pinot Noir is so much fun!! Different vintages can dish out such diverse styles, when taking into consideration the terroir of our vineyard. Straight up toffee on the bouquet, mixed berry and vanilla. On the palate roasted beetroot, caramel, forest floor, fresh, bright clean with great length on the palate. Matured in French oak for 8 months. What a classic Pinot, this wine will reward those who choose to cellar. Match this wine Bruny Island tasting platter, cheese platter, salmon, lamb and the list goes on.
Glass $11 Bottle $50
2013 Pinot Noir
With age under its belt this beautiful delicate pinot was generated from a year of excellent quality and quantity ratios. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Delicate cherry fruit overlaying some roasted beetroot, cinnamon oak and a finely balanced layer of tannin. The oak and fruit combining together to give this wine depth, length and finish – SMOOTH AS !!!! Awesome with lamb, beef or pork.
Glass $12 Bottle $60