Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
Les Deux Rhones Cotes Du Rhone 2018
This blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mouverdre offers flavours of rasberries and blackberries.
Flametree Embers Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 has a deliciously juicy mid palate with flavours of plum, dark cherry and dried herbs. Unashamedly medium-bodied with sweet juicy fruit and a fine tannin structure.
Chard Farm River Run Pinot Noir 2020
The aromas are deep and dense, with dark cherry fruit and dried herbs to the fore opening to a floral rose and black tea perfume. Sumptuous mouth filling red and black cherry flavours move into the herb and tea notes on a pleasantly persistent finish. The silky tannins and plush acid provide enough detail and push to keep things fresh and perfectly balanced.
River Run is our Central Otago regional Pinot Noir made from grapes grown in our vineyards in different sub-regions of Central Otago. The deep alpine valleys and waterways of Central Otago have carved the land available for grape growing into quite distinct sub-regions. Each pocket of land has its own unique climate and soil mix producing quite different styles of Pinot Noir. River Run captures the character of each of the sub-regions where our vineyards are planted. Lowburn gives us bright, fresh sweet fruit, Gibbston savory and herbal tones, and Parkburn brings good texture and mineral length.
Craiglee Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. A sensational, medium-bodied cabernet sauvignon loaded with fragrant red and ripe blackberry fruits. It builds with savoury, cedary notes, supple velvety tannins and subtle oak that brings this wine together beautifully and to a long finish. Top stuff. All Craiglee wines are made from estate grown fruit, handpicked from vines that are hand pruned and carefully tended here on our family farm.
Irvine Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is a fruit bowl of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries backed by cedar spice, black pepper and a savory streak. The savoriness continues on the palate in the form of fine-grained tannins that hold all that plump fruit in place. A plush but balanced expression of the Eden Valley.
Marq DNA Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Lifted aroma of blueberry, black currant and chocolate mint with hints of cedary oak and signature Margaret River tomato leaf.
A full bodied wine with a rich juicy palate and abundant fine velvety tannins. It has intense red and black fruits with a background of tasty oak and hints of black jub and mocha.
Minnow Creek The Black Minnow Sangiovese Cabernet 2018 Showing a generous entry of bright red fruits leading to an intense burst of deep vibrant dark cherry fruits with a touch of typical savouriness from the Sangiovese. The mid palate shows a rich complexity of red and black fruits derived from the Cabernet component.The back palate combines an intense array of vibrant complex berry flavours and allspice finishing with a delightful fine tannin structure of great length.
Pooley Pinot Noir 2021
Scintillating notes of redcurrant, cherries and raspberry compote on the nose with an underlying layer of mineral, cacao and dried rose petal. On the palate, it’s pristine and persistent with bright red fruits, cedar, subtle game, and a dusting of black pepper. It’s intricately balanced with finely boned tannin and brilliant acidity.
Pooley Wines was first established in 1985 when Denis and Margaret Pooley planted vines on the banks of the Coal River in southern Tasmania. With seven rows of Pinot Noir and ten rows of Riesling planted on their 16-hectare farm at Cooinda Vale as a retirement plan, Denis and Margaret found a renewed vigour for life. A vineyard that started as nothing more than a distraction for Denis and Margaret soon flourished into a renowned premium cool-climate site.
With the help of their son and grandchildren, three generations of the Pooley family have continued to bring meticulous care to their Cooinda Vale vineyard. In 1989, Cooinda Vale’s unique microclimate and terroir yielded its first vintage with the quality and consistency of fruit, speaking to Margaret and Denis’s love and dedication shown to their property. Denis continued working in the vineyard until his passing in 1994. In 2003, John Pooley and his wife Libby bought Belmont, a heritage-listed Georgian home on the outskirts of Richmond. Pooley Wines expanded their estate and established a second vineyard, Butcher’s Hill, with its first vintage produced in 2007. Until the passing of Margaret Pooley in 2010, three generations of the Pooley family were working in the vineyards with John’s son, Matthew Pooley, taking on the responsibility as Viticulturist. With Margaret’s granddaughter, Anna Pooley returning to the family business in 2013, Pooley was made entirely by family hands from this point onward. Now, more than 35 years after Pooley Wines was first established, the family’s philosophy of making wines that reflect their unique environment while pushing the quality of the grapes and the wines even further has continued.
Warramate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 A medium-bodied “classic” claret style featuring a succulent, fruit-layered palate integrated with earthy complexity & fine dusty tannins. Juicy acidity underscores well-weighted voluminous fruit & a deep, long finish, combining generosity & concentration with finesse rarely found at this price point.
KT 5452 Grenache Mataro 2017 is a 75/25% split,with the grenache coming off dry-grown bushvines planted in the 1930s, 50% whole bunches in the ferment with wild yeast and no new oak. The result is an immediately drinkable spicy, savoury and pleasing red. Tannins are so soft and supple bolstered by some pomegranate tang and acidity
Eldorado Road Quasimodo 2019
40% Nero d’Avola / 32% Durif / 28% Shiraz
To understand Quasimodo you must venture beyond the surface and explore the inner soul. As individual varietal wines they can struggle for love but when blended together they can sing, shine and bring harmony.
Quasimodo is a unique Australian blend of Nero d’Avola, Durif & Shiraz sourced from the regions of Eldorado and Beechworth. It’s an amalgam of flavour and colour culminating in a complex rewarding wine.
The composition of this blend changes year on year depending on the season, the consistent desire is to create an affable drink that has layers of complexity built in through the unique varieties and vineyards it is composed of. The 2019 Quasimodo is very much in the medium bodied spectrum, plenty of bright fruit, lifted floral bouquet and fine chalky tannins.
In 2019 the Nero d’Avola came from our home vineyard at Eldorado planted on rare decomposed red granite soils, washed down from the Beechworth Plateau by the meandering Ready Creek that runs through the farm. Two different Nero ferments made their way into this year’s blend, picked at different about 10 days apart at different ripeness (12.3 & 13.1 baume), all fermented wild and one containing approximately 20% whole bunch. Basket pressed and seasoned for 16 months in aged French Oak Puncheons on gross lees.
The Shiraz component in 2019 comes from both the Mt Pilot Estate Vineyard (Eldorado) & Battely Vineyard (Beechworth). We really can’t overstate the quality of the fruit grown by Lachie and Penny Campbell at Mt Pilot Estate. Much like our own vineyards in Eldorado it falls just outside the Beechworth GI so is often overlooked, but the wine made from this fruit would make a stand alone Shiraz that would give the best from Beechworth a run for their money. The vineyard is in an isolated location up a dirt track perched in the Eldorado hills (The same granite formation as the Beechworth Plateau) amongst the boulders of an ancient granite outcrop. This vineyard is painfully low yielding and produces grapes of incredible concentration and flavor, we pick at around 13 baume to retain freshness. Fruit was split into 2 ferments, both gently destemmed to preserve whole berries with one containing approximately 20% whole bunches for a lifted perfume. Wine made from these grapes is consistently at the pointy end of our pre blending classification tasting and as previously stated would make an excellent stand alone wine. Something we have often pondered but due to tiny quantities of fruit available and its importance in this blend we have not yet pursued this pipe dream.
The second Shiraz component comes from two separate ferments of fruit from the Battely Vineyard that we manage in Beechworth. Both ferments were whole berry and displayed fresh fruit and fine graphite like tannins, the perfect fit for Quasimodo.
In 2019 Durif for Quasimodo was sourced from 2 vineyards, our home vineyard in Eldorado and excitingly the first crop from newly grafted vines at the Mt Pilot Estate just down the road. Both are cooler sites for this variety and produce elegant wines of restraint and finesse, a far cry from some of the monster powerhouses made from this variety. Part of the Eldorado component was fermented in a specialized puncheon fermentor, we have found wines fermented in these vessels have a really unique texture and mouthfeel, another layer of complexity in this unusual blend.
We are very conscious not to over extract the fruit as we want Quasimodo to be a wine that is a pleasure to drink in its youth with or without food, so as with all our reds it was hand plunged once daily and gently basket pressed straight to oak. Unfined, lightly filtered, Vegan Friendly. Bottled July, 2020.
Ministry Of Clouds Kintsugi GSM 2018 – A Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz and Cinsault blend , the Kintsugi is vintage dependent. Such a pretty wine, it has a softly-softly delivery as it caresses the mouth. Red berry fruit up front with peppermint very much relaxing out the back. Lighter than expected in the mouth, a gentle rub of earthiness gets me further enthused. Another whiff and purple flowers and blueberries waft on by. A minerally feel is apparent too along with some dried herbs for good measure. What sets this wine apart is the absolute marriage of all parts creating a seamless result. It’s hard not to be in love. Delightful.
Chateau Gigognan Cotes du Rhone 2019
A good classic from the southern part of the Rhone Valley known for the dominant Grenche varietal. Beautifully defined aromas of ripe berries and dried Provençal herbs. Soft, juicy and easy upfront, the palate unfolds elegantly with notes of fresh tobacco, red berries and underbrush. The finish goes on and on.
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