Our Wine 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 banana passionfruit flavour with hints of ruby grapefruit and honey dew melon. A well balanced wine with a soft lime zest finish. Great with natural oysters, oysters killpatrick, cha sui salmon on our tapas menu, take home and enjoy with your favourite curry or just sit back and enjoy one of our platters with a glass of this great wine.
Glass $11 Bottle $42
2017 Fumé Blanc
Why Fumé, well why not, this lightly oaked Sauvingnon Blanc is clean and crisp. With a pale yellow hue this wine has aromas of fresh cut pasture and 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
Made from estate fruit this wine has a brilliant golden hue in the glass, Showing typical notes of granny smith apple, melon and grapefruit with heady aromas of cinnamon and vanilla/butter 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 dishes that include fresh Tasmanian fish with buttery or creamy sauces.
The fine dry finish will always leave you wanting more.
Glass $13 Bottle $55
2016 Sweet Jane Riesling
Typical riesling bouquet, aromatics of orange and lime zest, honey suckle and ginger. The nicely rounded palate gives you honey straight up with hints of nashi pear, pineapple, nectarine, fruit salad yummy yummy!!!!! A nice balance between acid and sugar makes this wine a treat with wallaby san chau bow or anything spicy,
island cheese platter or great as a dessert wine.
Glass $11 Bottle $38
2018 Sweet Sauvignon Blanc
Hard to tame this one, so just best to give in gracefully. This sweet sauvy has wonderful OTT aromatics of apricot jam and elderflower. A very nice middle palate structure, with a great big lengthy finish. No holds barred with this one, honey dew melon, fresh fruit salad with a little passionfruit. Food pairings with this classic SSB, Cheesecake, fruit salad or live on the edge and have with a Thai fish curry!!
Glass $11 Bottle $38
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.
2017 Pinot Noir
Light brick red colour with orange hue, spicy aromas of vanilla, toffee apple, cherry and chocolate. On the palate a mixture of strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrent and cherry, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves with a spicy pepperberry finish. The nicely refined tannins that this Pinot dishes out would compliment seared wallaby, lamb, smoked chicken or a cheese platter.
Glass $11 Bottle $40
2017 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 chocolate, roasted beetroot, earthy forest floor on the bouquet.
On the palate aniseed, soft ripe flavours of mixed berries, black pepper, 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 with our Bruny Island tasting platter, cheese platter, salmon, lamb and the list goes on.
Glass $12 Bottle $50
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