OUR WINES

Tasting Notes

 

White Wine making:

We hand pick everything, pressing immediately for freshness and delicacy and then fermenting cool to preserve varietal aromatics. 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;

                                                                           

 

2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Tricky variety this one, beloved by customers, often frowned on by winemakers as they struggle to tame the aromatics and achieve more balance on the palate. Still its worth it in the end as you can see. A great season in 2017 for Sauvignon Blanc, a nice summer has given this wine aromas of passionfruit, herbaceous grassy notes with overtones of jasmine and green tea.  On the palate, clean crisp and citrussy, jasmine nectar, white peach and kiwi fruit andOH!! SO easy to drink – “Spring in a glass”.   Pair with Bruny Island Oysters, oysters and more oysters, or maybe a Cheese Platter, or Salmon. 

Glass $10 Bottle $35

  

       2017 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc                  

Classic Sauvignon Blanc boquet, passionfruit, passionfruit with a little hint of passionfruit.  On the palate more of a bannana passionfruit flavour with hints of ruby grapefruit and honey dew melon.  A well balanced wine with a soft lime zest finish.  Four grams of residual sugar has been left in this SB to give it a richer texture.  Great with natural oysters, oysters killpatrick, cha sui salmon on our tapas menu, take home and enjoy with your favourite curry orjust sit back and enjoy one of our platters with a glass of this great wine.

Glass $11 Bottle $42

 

2017 Fumé Blanc

Why not Fume!!  Clear and crisp with a pale yellow hue, this wine has aromas of fresh cut pasture with subtle smoky overtones giving way to vibrant grapefruit and gooseberries with vegetal flavours of roasted tomatoes and steamed asparagus. One week in new French oak barriques gives the wine a fine soft mouth-feel and a spicy dry finish. Great with oysters Kilpatrick and fresh Tasmanian scallops.

Glass $12 Bottle $48

 

2017 Chardonnay

Release date 26/12/17

Made from estate fruit this wine has a brilliant golden hue in the glass. This chardonnay shows typical notes of green apple, melon and grapefruit with heady aromas of cinnamon and vanilla from the 7 months spent in 50% new French oak.  The rich and silky palate mirrors the nose making this full bodied wine a great compliment to heavier dishes that include fresh Tasmanian fish with buttery or creamy sauces. A fine dry finish which will always leave you wanting more.

Glass $12 Bottle $48

 

2017 Gewürztraminer

 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 lovely 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

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 ofnew 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

 

 

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