Red Wines

2016 Estate Pinot Noir – released July 2018
2016 Estate Pinot Noir Reserve – released July 2018
2016 Estate Pinot Noir – Gruner Veltliner
2017 Piccadilly Valley Merlot – released August 2018
2016 Estate Cabernet – released August 2018

2016 Estate Pinot Noir | $25

wineTasting notes

Style: Lightly oaked, medium weight, red wine.
High altitude, cool climate, Piccadilly Valley (Summertown), single vineyard, Estate grown Pinot Noir – warmest season on record giving ripe flavours
Appearance: Medium brick red, bright
Aroma: Complex savoury red berry fruits with hint of vanilla/cedary oak
Palate: Juicy and fleshy complex dark cherry, raspberry, cranberry, red currant fruit, subtle vanilla and cedar oak, with soft developed tannins and lingering smooth finish
Technical notes: Hand-tended, Western aspect, bunched thinned vines, hand-harvested grapes at three maturity stages. Small lot open top vats, destemmed crushed fruit of 4x Pinot Noir clones (D5V12 and Bernard 114, 115 and 777) with up to 5% whole bunch fermentation. Fermentations initiated with native vineyard (wild) yeasts and completed with different combinations of 5 selections of Saccharomyces yeasts. Cap submersion twice daily with up to 6 weeks post-fermentation maceration. Wine aging and malolactic fermentation in 20% new and seasoned French oak barriques for 2 years. No animal products used. Unfined and unfiltered. Contains sulphites. 14.0% Alc/Vol (8.3 Standard Drinks)

2016 Estate Pinot Noir Reserve | $34

Tasting notes

Style: Medium oaked, medium weight, red wine.
High altitude, cool climate, Piccadilly Valley (Summertown), single vineyard, Estate grown Pinot Noir – warmest season on record giving ripe flavours
Appearance: Medium brick red, bright
Aroma: Complex savoury red berry fruits with balanced vanilla/cedary oak
Palate: Rich complex dark fruits, dark cherry, raspberry, plumb, vanilla and cedar oak, medium weight with soft tannins and long lingering finish
Technical notes: Hand-tended, Western aspect, bunched thinned vines, hand-harvested grapes at two maturity stages. Small lot open top vats, destemmed crushed fruit of 3x Pinot Noir clones (D5V12 and Bernard 114 and 777) with up to 5% whole bunch fermentation. Fermentations initiated with native vineyard (wild) yeasts and completed with different combinations of 5 selections of Saccharomyces yeasts. Cap submersion twice daily with up to 6 weeks post-fermentation maceration. Wine aging and malolactic fermentation in 60% new and seasoned French oak barriques for 2 years. Reserve blend of selected barriques of 65% wild ferment wine. No animal products used. Unfined and unfiltered. Contains sulphites. 14.0% Alc/Vol (8.3 Standard Drinks)

2016 Estate Vinous Marriage Pinot Noir – Grüner Veltliner | $29

Tasting notes

Style: Lightly oaked, light-medium weight, red wine.
High altitude, cool climate, Piccadilly Valley (Summertown), single vineyard, Estate grown Pinot Noir and Grüner Veltliner
Appearance: Light red, bright
Aroma: Highly perfumed violets, luscious complex savoury red berry fruits, Morello/Kirsch cherry, red currants and raspberry with a hint of vanilla
Palate: Juicy and fleshy complex red berries, subtle vanilla oak and balanced acidity, with fine-grained lingering tannins and fresh finish
Technical notes: Hand-tended bunched thinned vines, hand-harvested grapes at two maturity stages. Small lot open top vats of two grape variety co-ferments, destemmed crushed fruit of D5V12 Pinot Noir; one batch had Grüner Veltliner must added whereas the second batch received Grüner Veltliner skins. Fermentations were initiated with native vineyard (wild) yeasts and completed with 3 selections of Saccharomyces yeasts. Cap submersion twice daily with total maceration time of 4 weeks. Malolactic fermentation and wine matured in seasoned French oak barriques for 2 years. No animal products used. Unfined and unfiltered. Contains sulphites. 14.0% Alc/Vol (8.3 Standard Drinks)

2017 Piccadilly Valley Merlot | $23

Tasting notes

Style: Medium bodied red wine.
High altitude, cool climate, Piccadilly Valley (Summertown), single vineyard, Merlot – very cool season giving rich intense flavours
Appearance: Red-purple, bright
Aroma: Cassis, lifted dark berry fruits and spicy plum, hints of tomato leaf, earthiness and sweet spice
Palate: Rich flavour of complex ripe dark fruits, medium body with firm tannins and long finish
Technical notes: Hand-tended, Eastern aspect, low yield, hand harvested grapes in May due to a very cool season. Small lot open top vats of destemmed crushed fruit. Fermentations were initiated with native vineyard (wild) yeasts and completed with a Bordeaux selected yeast to enhance Merlot aroma and a Rhone selected strains to enhance good tannin structure. Cap submersion twice daily with total maceration time of 4 weeks. Malolactic fermentation and wine matured in seasoned French and American oak barriques for 18 months. No animal products used. Unfined and unfiltered. Contains sulphites. 14.0% Alc/Vol (8.3 Standard Drinks)

2016 Estate High Altitude Cabernet | $29

wineTasting notes

Style: Medium bodied red wine.
High altitude, cool climate, Piccadilly Valley (Summertown), single vineyard, Cabernet
Appearance: Brick red, bright
Aroma: Complex ripe aromas of liquor cherry, raspberry, cedar, cinnamon and earthy leaf litter
Palate: Rich ripe dark fruits, medium body with balanced acidity and soft tannin and long finish
Technical notes: Hand-tended, North-Eastern aspect, low yield, hand harvested grapes in April due to very warm conditions. Small lot open top vats of destemmed crushed fruit. Fermentations were initiated with native vineyard (wild) yeasts and completed with a Bordeaux selected yeast to enhance Merlot aroma and a Rhone selected strains to enhance good tannin structure. Cap submersion twice daily with total maceration time of 4 weeks. Malolactic fermentation and wine matured for 2 years with 14% merlot in the final blend. No animal products used. Unfined and unfiltered. Contains sulphites. 14.0% Alc/Vol (8.3 Standard Drinks)

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