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Wine List 2020 Blanc de Blanc 2019 Classic Chardonnay 2019 Verdelho 2019 Sparkling Georgia Rosé 2019 Primera Winemaker’s Reserve Shiraz 2019 Fénix

2020 Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Chardonnay

 

2020 Blanc de Blanc

One hundred percent Chardonnay at its sparkling best, a lip-smacking wine with grapefruit and melon flavours and a refreshingly dry finish.

A terrific way to get a dinner party bubbling along or enjoyed by itself with a special someone.



Winemaker's notes.



A first for the winery ; a 100% Chardonnay-based sparkling wine harvested early from our vineyard to produce an elegant wine with a fine acid spine. Light in colour with a fine bead, the bouquet has aromas of grapefruit, passionfruit and citrus bud as well as floral undertones. The palate is lively with citrus flavours and a mouth-coating texture from 8 months yeast lees contact. The finish is dry and long which cleanses and leaves the palate unsated.

food pairing



Delicious on its own or will complement cold meats, tapas, seafood and poultry dishes.



2019 Classic Chardonnay

 

2019 Classic Chardonnay

Chardonnay is recognised as one of the Hunter Valleys finest varieties, showing many different facets depending on vintage, vineyard and vinification methods. This wine has been made from fruit from our vineyard, with some of the wine fermented in Hungarian, French and American oak barrels and the remainder left to mature on lees in stainless steel tanks. These components have been blended together to produce a wine that is green-straw in colour, with aromas of stone fruit, banana and those  vanillin oak and brioche-like yeast characters that barrel fermentation brings.



Winemaker's notes.

This Chardonnay has been made from fruit grown on our vineyard, and partially matured in a blend of Hungarian and American oak 300 litre hogshead barrels. The wine shows ripe tropical fruit aromas, underpinned with barrel ferment oak characters such as vanilla and coconut. The silky-smooth palate has flavours of melon and green mango and again those vanillin oak characters play a supporting role in adding a subtle complexity. The textured finish arises from lees stirring during maturation and the wine finishes with a clean acid and fruit finish.



food pairing



 A wine best consumed slightly chilled, it can be served with foods as diverse a sushi, light pasta dishes, tuna steaks or enjoyed by itself. Enjoy our wine in moderation.



2019 Classic Verdelho

 

2019 Classic Verdelho

Verdelho is a variety suited to our climate that is best consumed young and fresh to take advantage of the  zingy fruit salad  characters that make this wine so appealing. Traditionally a variety used in fortified winemaking, this delicious wine will suit most palates looking for a fruit-forward, flavoursome wine. It’s always exciting to work with this fruit off our vineyard with consistently good results every year, evident by its popularity at our Cellar Door.

Winestate  magazine 2020 May/June edition awarded this wine 5 stars and Top of Class rating in the "Best of NSW Wines" tasting category.  



Winemaker's notes.

The hot and dry drought conditions experienced in the 2019 vintage meant that the grapes were picked a week earlier than the average. We harvested at a lower Baumé to retain the acid crispness and yet still retain the lovely fruit salad flavours associated with the variety. The wine is light straw in colour with green tints. The bouquet is reminiscent of melon, passionfruit and pineapple aromas that leads to a palate full of succulent passionfruit and confectionery flavours that has a refreshingly dry, sherbet finish.



food pairing



This wine will go well with seafood dishes such as sushi, grilled tuna steaks and salmon or shellfish. It will also complement spiced Asian dishes or enjoyed by itself as an aperitif.



Georgia Sparkling Rosé

 

 Georgia Sparkling Rosé

Our sparkling rosé is proving extremely popular with our members and first-time visitors alike. This is a wine that has been made for those special occasions when good friends and company meet. The wine is peach-blush in colour with a busy fizz and cranberry and watermelon scents and a light and lively palate, that is slightly sweet and finishes dry.



Winemaker's notes.

A blend of early picked Verdelho, Semillon and Cabernet sees the next incarnation of our sparkling rosé. Made using the Charmat or tank fermentation method to exploit the fruit characters of this blend, it has been produced for easy drinking and immediate consumption. With a fine bead and a light, pink-blush in colour, this attractive wine has aromas of rosebud, watermelon and strawberry and a slightly sweet red-berry palate balanced by a  fine acidity that finishes dry.

A wine for all occasions, especially those important celebratory moments.



food pairing



Delicious on its own or will complement cold meats, tapas, seafood and poultry dishes.



2019 Primera Reserve Shiraz

 

2019 Primera Reserve Shiraz

Sometimes a wine comes along that demands to be bottled in its own right. This is one of those wines. The happy marriage of beautiful fruit, careful winemaking and slow barrel maturation has resulted in a big, embraceable lushness. Rich is its middle name.

At its best when accompanied by food!



Winemakers Notes.

This wine is a result of the winemaking team making a decision to keep 5 barrels of Shiraz separate for it's own release for our Wine Club members. This selection has realised a wine with ripe cherry, plum and blackberry compote combined with soft integrated oak and an inherent spiciness that carries over onto the palate. The rich flavours of ripe red fruit, vanillin oak  and the soft tannins from barrel maturation make for a more-ish palate.



food pairing



Great drinking with juicy beef dishes, smoked lamb or tasty cheese.



2019 Fénix Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

 

2019 Fénix Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

The follow-up wine to our incredibly popular first Fénix. Exactly the same blend as the first edition, this wine is slightly different stylistically from its predecessor but still retains the brambly fruit power wrapped in a shroud of soft vanillin oak, that lends a softness to the palate. Big, warm and soft!



Winemakers Notes.

This limited-edition, second-release of our flagship wine is a reflection of the growing conditions leading up to the 2019 vintage. This is a big wine in every way, with big fruit, soft oak and a warming, soft tannin finish. This wine has a richness to it already, with cranberry, blackberry and rhubarb fruit characters backed by soft vanillin oak and soft,drying tannins. Much like its predecessor, this wine is best enjoyed with food.



food pairing

 

A rich wine that would complement hearty lamb and beef dishes such as osso bucco, lamb shanks, or beef bourguignon.

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Additional Information

2020 Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Chardonnay

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2019 Classic Chardonnay

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2019 Classic Verdelho

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Georgia Sparkling Rosé

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2019 Primera Reserve Shiraz

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2019 Fénix Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

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