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HUTTON VALE FARM WINES – Current Release

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    Hardly anyone was planting Cabernet in the Barossa when the Angas family was establishing their vineyards in the 1960s, so it’s no surprise it took until the late 1990s for the variety to find its way onto Hutton Vale Farm. Whilst it may have been a late starter, the quality of the fruit grown there suggests it has a long future in this part of the world. The Cabernet block was planted in 1998 on a sloping five acre site, where the lean and tough environment dictates low yields – even by Hutton Vale Farm standards…frequently less than a tonne to the acre. Immediately following harvest, the fruit was transferred to open fermenters, fermented cool for 8 days on skins, manually pumped over twice a day for 45 minutes each time, drained and pressed to tank to ferment to dryness. Malolactic fermentation was completed in French Oak barriques (35% new) with maturation for 26 months. A further 20 months in bottle saw them finally ready for release.
    Tasting Notes
    Deep red in colour, the nose is distinctly Cabernet-like with mulberry and blackberry fruit, briary notes and hints of mint backed by French oak, pencil shavings, and wisps of violet. Juicy blackcurrant flavours on the palate are surrounded by velvety tannins, tobacco and spice notes. A long tannin/acid profile to finish is indicative of this wine’s aging potential. Awards 94 Points - 2021 Halliday Wine Companion "Open-fermented, 8 days on skins, 26 months in French barriques (35% new) plus 20 months in bottle before release. Cassis/blackcurrant notes plus mint and briar." James Halliday
  • ** 6 bottle limit per customer ** There’s a great story about this Grenache vineyard, planted by Colin Angas in the 1960’s. The soil here was so tough that some of the new plantings, probably 10% of the vineyard block, failed to take to their new home and had to be replaced. New cuttings were hastily acquired…which time revealed to be Mataro! That no one ever thought to start over (yet again) is brilliant fortune as the Mataro makes a ripper partner for the Grenache. The 2016 winter was considered a wet year which suited our dry grown vineyards, however a cool and windy spring delayed flowering and dictated below average yields. A kind summer with some well-timed rain contributed to overall vineyard health and grape condition. After hand-picking, the Grenache (85%) and Mataro (15%) were destemmed and fermented on skins for six days then matured in a combination of 20% new and 80% seasoned French puncheons for 24 months.
    Tasting Notes
    On the nose there’s plenty of ripe plum and strawberry playfulness, the beauty and elegance of grenache is immediately apparent. The palate is medium bodied and elegant, loaded with a blend of light and dark red summer fruits, savory nuances and a very fine tannin line finishing soft and supple.
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    Colin Angas was quick to realise the potential for the Eden Valley to be an exceptional region for Riesling, and planted a vineyard on gentle slope in the 1960’s. Whilst considered a single vineyard, there are two distinct sections. The top section planted on the leanest soils and more exposed to the wind produces very tightly structured fruit with crisp, vibrant acidity. The bottom section, on deeper, more vigorous red soils produces plumper bunches of fruit that showcases more fresh aromatics and citrus zing. The 2019 Eden Valley vintage enjoyed warmer days, yet night time temperatures were cooler than average. Hutton Vale Farm is renowned for some of the lowest yielding vineyards in the district and this vintage was no different with low yields of smaller, yet concentrated berries
    Tasting Notes
    The Rieslings from Hutton Vale Farm are always beautiful wines that showcase plenty of varietal character and texture on the palate. There are vibrant lemon zest and lime cordial notes, intermingled with perfumed and mineral characters on the nose. The palate has fresh lemon and lime flavours, a generosity of fruit richness which finishes dry and a long, refreshing acidity and textured chalky finish.
    Awards & Accolades
    94 Points – Halliday Wine Companion 2021 "As anticipated, barely off dry - the touch of sweetness appears briefly on the tip of the tongue to be promptly displaced by a touch of acidity almost on the same spot"
  • The pedigree and provenance of the Shiraz vineyards at Hutton Vale Farm is impressive. The ‘old’ block was planted in the 1960s with cuttings taken from the nearby Mount Edelstone vineyard. 50 years or more down the track, the old dry grown vines continue to survive, the dry conditions a perfect foil for the natural vigour of Shiraz. The ‘young’ block was planted to the East in the 1990s on a sloping site in a similarly tough environment, using cuttings taken from the ‘old’ block. 234 cases produced
    Tasting Notes
    There’s a generosity of dark red and black fruits, whole black pepper spice and herbs on the nose. The palate is brimming with brooding dark red fruits and salty-savoury liquorice notes that characterise Shiraz from this area. The finish is seamless, fine and long. Shiraz from Hutton Vale Farm has proven cellaring pedigree and should evolve over the next 25 years.
    Awards & Accolades
    97 Points – 2021 Halliday Wine Companion "This is a beautiful wine, its aroma, its palate, its weight, its varietal and regional expression giving rise to a continuous stream of velvety pleasure. Flawless"  
  • Sold Out
    ** 6 bottle limit per customer ** There’s a great story about this Grenache vineyard, planted by Colin Angas in the 1960’s. The soil here was so tough that some of the new plantings, probably 10% of the vineyard block, failed to take to their new home and had to be replaced. New cuttings were hastily acquired…which time revealed to be Mataro! That no one ever thought to start over (yet again) is brilliant fortune as the Mataro makes a ripper partner for the Grenache. Across the Barossa, the growing and harvest conditions were ideal. The Grenache (93%) and Mataro (7%) were handpicked on April 10, destemmed and fermented on skins in small open stainless steel fermenters for 6 days with twice daily pump overs. The wine was matured in a combination of 20% new and 80% seasoned French puncheons for 24 months. 91 cases produced
    Tasting Notes
    On the nose there’s plenty of ripe plum, strawberry, charcuterie, licorice, leather polish and salted dried herbs. The palate is rich and complex, loaded with a blend of red and black fruits, salted licorice, savoury nuances and a fine tannin line finishing soft and supple.
    Awards & Accolades
    96 Points - 2021 Halliday Wine Companion "Fair and square - wonderfully elegant red fruits and spicy, savoury notes” 93 Points— Huon Hooke's The Real Review* *Listed in the top five 2016 Barossa Grenache blends

HUTTON VALE FARM WINES – Vintage Release

  • ** 6 bottle limit per customer ** There’s a great story about this Grenache vineyard, planted by Colin Angas in the 1960’s. The soil here was so tough that some of the new plantings, probably 10% of the vineyard block, failed to take to their new home and had to be replaced. New cuttings were hastily acquired…which time revealed to be Mataro! That no one ever thought to start over (yet again) is brilliant fortune as the Mataro makes a ripper partner for the Grenache. Across the Barossa, the growing and harvest conditions were ideal. The Grenache (93%) and Mataro (7%) were handpicked on April 10, destemmed and fermented on skins in small open stainless steel fermenters for 6 days with twice daily pump overs. The wine was matured in a combination of 20% new and 80% seasoned French puncheons for 24 months.
    Tasting Notes
    On the nose there’s plenty of ripe plum, strawberry, charcuterie, licorice, leather polish and salted dried herbs. The palate is rich and complex, loaded with a blend of red and black fruits, salted licorice, savoury nuances and a fine tannin line finishing soft and supple.
    Awards & Accolades
    93 Points - 2015 The Wine Front "…It mixes sweet, leathery, port-like fruit with earth, anise and spice notes, and does so pretty well. It’s certainly enjoyable. It’s not particularly dark but it floods the mouth with flavour. There is some alcohol warmth but it’s not distracting. Saltbush characters add an extra element to the finish. And tannin is beautifully formed, and fine. Essence of Barossa; oak is completely unobtrusive.” - Campbell Mattinson
  • Colin Angas was quick to realise the potential for the Eden Valley to be an exceptional region for Riesling, and planted a vineyard on gentle slope in the 1960’s. Whilst considered a single vineyard, there are two distinct sections. The top section planted on the leanest soils and more exposed to the wind produces very tightly structured fruit with crisp, vibrant acidity. The bottom section, on deeper, more vigorous red soils produces plumper bunches of fruit that showcases more fresh aromatics and citrus zing. The 2017 Eden Valley vintage was a regarded as a knock out for producing high quality fruit and cellar worthy Riesling. At Hutton Vale Farm, renowned for some of the lowest yielding vineyards in the district, they experienced yields in line with the long term average thanks to a mild spring and minimal summer rain
    Tasting Notes
    The Rieslings from Hutton Vale Farm are always beautiful wines and they strive to showcase plenty of varietal character and texture on the palate. In the 2017 vintage, there is a vibrant lemon zest and lime cordial intermingled with mineral notes on the nose. On the palate, there’s fresh lemon and lime, refreshing acidity and a long textured chalky dry finish.
    Awards & Accolades
    95 Points – Halliday Wine Companion 2018 "If you ever want to show someone just how glorious the riesling grape can be, serve them a glass of this. It's agenda-free riesling, fundamentally delicious, intense with flavour but not cutting, gorgeous at every turn, cellarworthy if you so desire but in no way is patience a prerequisite. Lime, orange blossom, gently candied aspect, a slip of pure lemon. It's bold and it's beautiful." - Campbell Mattinson

Limited Release Wines and Packs

  • The Cabernet block was planted in 1998 on a sloping five acre site, where the lean and tough environment dictates low yields – even by Hutton Vale Farm standards…frequently less than a tonne to the acre. This pack of three 1.5L magnums contains three vintages of our single-vineyard Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon each presented in its own Hutton Vale Farm branded timber box. Vintages included are; 2012, 2014 and 2016.        
  • Hardly anyone was planting Cabernet in the Barossa when the Angas family was establishing their vineyards in the 1960s, so it’s no surprise it took until the late 1990s for the variety to find its way onto Hutton Vale Farm. Whilst it may have been a late starter, the quality of the fruit grown there suggests it has a long future in this part of the world. The Cabernet block was planted in 1998 on a sloping five acre site, where the lean and tough environment dictates low yields – even by Hutton Vale Farm standards…frequently less than a tonne to the acre. 186 cases produced
    Tasting Notes
    Deep red in colour, the nose is distinctly Cabernet-like with mulberry and blackberry fruit, briary notes and hints of mint backed by French oak, pencil shavings, and wisps of violet. Juicy blackcurrant flavours on the palate are surrounded by velvety tannins, tobacco and spice notes. A long tannin/acid profile to finish is indicative of this wine’s aging potential.
    Awards & Accolades
    94 Points – 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
  • There’s a great story about this Grenache vineyard, planted by Colin Angas in the 1960’s. The soil here was so tough that some of the new plantings, probably 10% of the vineyard block, failed to take to their new home and had to be replaced. New cuttings were hastily acquired…which time revealed to be Mataro! That no one ever thought to start over (yet again) is brilliant fortune as the Mataro makes a ripper partner for the Grenache. Across the Barossa, the growing and harvest conditions were ideal. The Grenache (93%) and Mataro (7%) were handpicked on April 10, destemmed and fermented on skins in small open stainless steel fermenters for 6 days with twice daily pump overs. The wine was matured in a combination of 20% new and 80% seasoned French puncheons for 24 months. 91 cases produced
    Tasting Notes
    On the nose there’s plenty of ripe plum, strawberry, charcuterie, licorice, leather polish and salted dried herbs. The palate is rich and complex, loaded with a blend of red and black fruits, salted licorice, savoury nuances and a fine tannin line finishing soft and supple.
    Awards & Accolades
    96 Points – 2021 Halliday Wine Companion “Fair and square – wonderfully elegant red fruits and spicy, savoury notes” 93 Points— Huon Hooke’s The Real Review* *Listed in the top five 2016 Barossa Grenache blends
  • The pedigree and provenance of the Shiraz vineyards at Hutton Vale Farm is impressive. The ‘old’ block was planted in the 1960s with cuttings taken from the nearby Mount Edelstone vineyard. 50 years or more down the track, the old dry grown vines continue to survive, the dry conditions a perfect foil for the natural vigour of Shiraz. The ‘young’ block was planted to the East in the 1990s on a sloping site in a similarly tough environment, using cuttings taken from the ‘old’ block. 234 cases produced
    Tasting Notes
    There’s a generosity of dark red and black fruits, whole black pepper spice and herbs on the nose. The palate is brimming with brooding dark red fruits and salty-savoury liquorice notes that characterise Shiraz from this area. The finish is seamless, fine and long. Shiraz from Hutton Vale Farm has proven cellaring pedigree and should evolve over the next 25 years.
    Awards & Accolades
    97 Points – 2021 Halliday Wine Companion "This is a beautiful wine, its aroma, its palate, its weight, its varietal and regional expression giving rise to a continuous stream of velvety pleasure. Flawless"  
  • Triple magnum pack of reds from one of our best vintages yet, beautifully packaged in a limited release wooden display box. 1 x magnum 2016 Shiraz 1 x magnum 2016 Grenache Mataro 1 x magnum of 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • The pedigree and provenance of the Shiraz vineyards at Hutton Vale Farm is impressive. The ‘old’ block was planted in the 1960s with cuttings taken from the nearby Mount Edelstone vineyard. 50 years or more down the track, the old dry grown vines continue to survive, the dry conditions a perfect foil for the natural vigour of Shiraz. The ‘young’ block was planted to the East in the 1990s on a sloping site in a similarly tough environment, using cuttings taken from the ‘old’ block. This pack of three 1.5L magnums contains three vintages of our single-vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz each presented in its own Hutton Vale Farm branded timber box. Vintages included are; 2012, 2014 and 2016.   Awards 2012 - 98 Points Halliday Wine Companion 2014 - GOLD International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 - 97 Points Halliday Wine Companion and Best of the Best Awards      
  • Sale!
    Our mixed packs are available exclusively to our members. Our mixed red pack includes the following six, fine Eden Valley Reds delivered to your door FREE; 2 x 2012 Grenache Mataro - back vintage release 2 x 2016 Shiraz 2 x 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sale!
    Exclusive to our members, we are offering a limited release mixed 6 pack of our fine Eden Valley Wines. Plus, delivery is FREE. Your mixed case includes; 3 x 2017 Riesling - back vintage release 1 x 2017 Grenache Mataro 1 x 2016 Shiraz 1 x 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • The Cabernet block was planted in 1998 on a sloping five acre site, where the lean and tough environment dictates low yields – even by Hutton Vale Farm standards…frequently less than a tonne to the acre. This pack of three 1.5L magnums contains three vintages of our single-vineyard Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon each presented in its own Hutton Vale Farm branded timber box. Vintages included are; 2012, 2014 and 2016.        
  • Triple magnum pack of reds from one of our best vintages yet, beautifully packaged in a limited release wooden display box. 1 x magnum 2016 Shiraz 1 x magnum 2016 Grenache Mataro 1 x magnum of 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • The pedigree and provenance of the Shiraz vineyards at Hutton Vale Farm is impressive. The ‘old’ block was planted in the 1960s with cuttings taken from the nearby Mount Edelstone vineyard. 50 years or more down the track, the old dry grown vines continue to survive, the dry conditions a perfect foil for the natural vigour of Shiraz. The ‘young’ block was planted to the East in the 1990s on a sloping site in a similarly tough environment, using cuttings taken from the ‘old’ block. This pack of three 1.5L magnums contains three vintages of our single-vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz each presented in its own Hutton Vale Farm branded timber box. Vintages included are; 2012, 2014 and 2016.   Awards 2012 - 98 Points Halliday Wine Companion 2014 - GOLD International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 - 97 Points Halliday Wine Companion and Best of the Best Awards      
  • Sale!
    Exclusive to our members, we are offering a limited release mixed 6 pack of our fine Eden Valley Wines. Plus, delivery is FREE. Your mixed case includes; 3 x 2017 Riesling - back vintage release 1 x 2017 Grenache Mataro 1 x 2016 Shiraz 1 x 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

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