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Is this a Pinot ‘gris’ style or Pinot ‘grigio’ style? The latter, dear reader, the latter. We deliberately pick the fruit at the lower end of its acceptable range to retain the quintessential crisp, light, fine qualities of both the variety & the region.
Knock, Knock. Who's there? Chardonnay. Chardonnay who? You know me. I'm THE classic white grape variety and I'm back with renewed interest and, believe it or not, popularity. Now you can fall in love with me... all over again.
Sangiovese is a grape that has a lot going for it. However, if you really want to make this wine ‘sing’ it needs a little touching up with something else and in this vintage, that is a splash of Grenache and Sauvignon Blanc.
Our 2014 vintage of 'The Ratbag' Merlot has escaped! The new vintage 'Ratbag' displays plum characters supported by threads of rosemary and thyme. Add the perfume of the 2014 vintage and the famed ripe cherry notes and you have an alluring wine.
With the luxury of drawing weighty, textured Cabernet from the cracking black soil of our Cellar block and blending this with the high tone perfume of the Black Sheep block we are able to produce a wine of both presence and elegance.
“Shiraz and McLaren Vale”. A famous pairing. But why the connection? Shiraz in McLaren Vale grows well, always ripens, and with correct vineyard management, produces wines of great depth, flavour and structure.
Every winery needs an attention seeking, exaggerated, overly emotional, dramatic, diva. Sometimes it’s the winemaker, sometimes the boss, or sometimes a family member! Fortunately not here, so we had to create one.
The Muscat grape has a unique flavour that once tried is never forgotten. It is probably the only grape that produces wine with the same aroma as the grape itself. Sweet Muscats have the flavours of raisins and oranges.
James Halliday - "Full-bodied, entirely in the black fruit and licorice spectrum, forbidding but compelling. Strong tannins are made to measure."