New and Upcoming Releases
We are excited and proud to notify our members and other wine-lovers of the following wines that were released on our recent members launch night on October the 26th at our winery.
Firstly, the 2018 Fénix Cabernet Shiraz, our flagship red and pride of the fleet. A big red wine made from fruit sourced from Mudgee and a blend comprising of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Shiraz. Matured in French and American oak hogshead barrels and made for cellaring, this wine comes in individually numbered bottles with a hand-select top quality cork and black wax finish. The wine is dark crimson in colour with loads of redcurrant and blackberry characters underpinned with just the right amount of oak and a drying tannin and acid finish.Ripe for putting away for a while if you can resist the urge not to open it. Made for our members, you might be able to twist our cellar door staff ‘s arms into letting you have a taste.
Also in our new releases is the 2019 Primera Hilltops Merlot. Made using a cold soak and some whole berry fermentation, this wine is a softer style ready for drinking now or for the next 3 to 5 years. Full of cherry, plum and mocha- like aromas and flavours, this wine will complement lamb or beef dishes or can be enjoyed with some of your favourite cheese.
Not all of our new release were red. We can offer to our members two new whites, both from the Primera range. Made from fruit grown exclusively on our vineyard, both the 2019 Primera Semillon and 2019 Primers Chardonnay are good examples of where we are heading in terms of our “new” winemaking style, fresh and fruit -forward.
The Semillon is vibrant with citrus bud aromas and a fine lime flavoured palate with a sherbet like finish that will mature well in the Hunter tradition. Perfect with seafood or shellfish or as an aperitif.
The Chardonnay has attractive peach and pineapple aromas backed with barrel ferment and vanillin oak. The medium weight palate has enticing flavours of stone-fruit and roasted nut characters with a soft dry finish. enjoy it with chicken or pasta.
Coming up in the February next year, we will be releasing three new wines. These are the 2019 Classic Verdelho (a classy fruit driven style), the 2019 Primera Tempranillo ( bright fruit and medium weight) and lastly the 2019 Primera Cabernet Merlot ( our wine-maker’s favourite blend).
If you are a member of our wine club, look out for them in the May pack.