• The delicious 2011 back vintage Riesling shows the joy of cellaring. A rich and developed flavour that goes so well with yabbies, crayfish, and prawns. If you are a fan of old Rieslings, this will not disappoint. 3 bottle limit.     
  • ** 6 bottle limit per customer ** The pedigree and provenance of the shiraz vineyard at Hutton Vale Farm is impressive. The ‘old’ block was planted in the 1960s with cuttings taken from the nearby Mt Edelstone vineyard. 55 years down the track, the old dry grown vines continue to survive with a little more nurturing in their middle age, using mulching and mid row management. Eight acres planted to the East in the 1990s from cuttings taken from the ‘old’ block are the “grandchildren” of the original plantings at Mt Edelstone. Hand picked and destemmed to open fermenters where it was inoculated with selected yeast strains and fermented warm (peaking at around 24C) over 5 to 7 days.  During this time the ferment was hand pumped over (by actual humans) twice a day for 45 minutes each time.  It was then drained and pressed to tank to ferment to dryness. Malolactic fermentation was completed in thick staved French Oak puncheons (40% new) with maturation for 30 months
    Tasting Notes
    Deep red with purple tinges, pepper and aniseed with herbal undertones lead into cherry and plum fruit with traces of violets and forest floor. On the palate, rich, red berries and brambles entwine with white pepper and spice complemented by cedar oak and mouth-coating tannins leading to a lingering spiced plum aftertaste.
    Awards & Accolades
    Gold Medal International Wine and Spirits Competition 92 Points, Ned Goodwin. Halliday Wine Companion
  • Hand picked and gently destemmed, the varieties grow together in the vineyard and ferment together in open fermenters for 7 days while being pumped over twice daily by hand. They then mature together for 24 months in 20% new French and 80% seasoned puncheons. Our best estimate is 85% Grenache, 15% Mataro.
    Tasting Notes
    Layered notes of cherry, raspberry compote, dark chocolate, and dried spice. The Grenache sings through on the palate with red and dark berry fruits backed by the earthy savory finish that only Mataro can provide. A medium bodied Grenache wine with plenty of fine structural tannins that finishes long. The wine has sufficient structure to reward patient cellaring for at least a decade. Delicious paired with great salumi. Download Full Tasting Note
    "The mataro is so pronounced here – it gives off an earthy, almost minty aroma of mulberries and licorice root. The palate is where the grenache shines, it is redolent of raspberry and dustings of raw cocoa. There is a lot of pleasure here." 94 Points. Erin Larkin, 2023 Wine Companion   **Limited Stock Available**
  • After hand-picking, the grapes were destemmed prior to fermentation into open top vessels and carefully managed through twice daily pump overs for 10 days. After pressing, the wines were allowed to mature in a mix of new (11%) and seasoned French oak barriques prior to blending. Further time in bottle has allowed the wine to develop greater depth and complexity that will only continue as time goes on.  
    “Dried sage and thyme shimmer alongside dried mint and some dark chocolate. Generous, it coats the mouth effortlessly. Moreish, some coffeegrounds rise up late with cedary oak showing its hand with a respectful nod. The weight, the length, the feel - brilliant.” 95 Points - QWine Reviews Download Full Tasting Note  
  • After hand picking, the grapes were destemmed prior to fermentation into open top fermenters and gently pumped over by hand, twice a day, for 10 days. The resulting wine was matured for 24 months in new (30%) and seasoned French oak hogsheads prior to careful racking and blending. A further two years in bottle has allowed the wine to develop further complexity.  
    "“This winery might have been flying under the radar for some time, but if they keep producing stunning wines like their last releases, that won’t last.” 95 Points, Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot Download Full Tasting Note    
  • A long and cool spring with good rainfall and mild summer conditions meant that the fruit for this wine was picked a few weeks later than normal. An early morning harvest had the fruit delivered to the winery in pristine the condition. After pressing, the Riesling juice was fermented cool in stainless steel for 21 days to retain freshness and aromatic intensity in the finished wine. Download Full Tasting Note  
  • A long and cool spring with good rainfall and mild summer conditions meant that the fruit for this wine was picked a few weeks later than normal. After a cool fermentation in stainless steel for 14 days the wine was chilled in order to stop the ferment, hence leaving around 30g/L residual sugar. This sweetness brings richness to the palate but paired with the lovely natural acidity the wine is balanced and shows amazing floral and citrus characters. 95 Points Wine Orbit Download Full Tasting Note  
  • This wine has 21 years of age and has been carefully cellared. It is not a syrupy disappointment but a well-structured wine that has amazed us in its longevity, so much so, we sought an independent opinion. His response was “No need for a complaints department on this, this wine is amazing and a testament to how good the fruit is. It still has years ahead of it.” ………………Thanks Mark!  2002 was the year of unreliable corks imported into Australia. These 6 packs are going out for the price of 4 in case a cork lets us down, all six may be perfect, we just don’t know, until you open it.     
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