Glandore Estate Wines was established in 2005 after the procurement of the original Brokenback chardonnay vineyard on Broke Rd. From day one the aim of Glandore Estate wines has been to produce wines of great character, regionality and style from the traditional varieties known in the Hunter Valley. This has been achievable through the strict selection of some of the Hunter Valley’s most distinguished old vine vineyards. Thinking out side of the square we have also started to forge ahead with new and exciting varieties to the Hunter Valley such as our superb Tempranillo.
Our winemaking style is all hands on, from hand picking right through to the hand operated basket press, quality without compromise and a winery that is designed specifically for small batch production of the very best parcels of fruit
The much adored and highly anticipated second release of Chloë is finally here!
Fine aromatics of lemon curd, Granny Smith apple skins and flinty sherbet are carried on fine bubbles as they lift from the surface of the wine.
The medium weight palate shows just hints of the 12 months of yeast autolysis with lemon tart and arrowroot biscuit characters showing through. There is a fantastic spine of acidity that runs the length of the palate paying homage to the true characteristics of a methode champenoise Blanc de Blancs. Snappy grapefruit leaves the palate crisp and fresh on the finish while the gossamer mousse of bubbles are a decadent massage on the palate. Salut.
This wine will age sensationally over the next few years. Drinking well into 2026 and pairs beautifully right now with Mussels Marinières - Mussels in white wine sauce.
Our White Label Chardonnay is very much in the style of Chablis where we keep the oak on the down low and let the fruit and texture of the wine shine through.
The fragrances that decant from the glass are incredibly intense. Fruit aromatics of tinned peaches and honeydew melon are fresh, clean and competing with marked floral blossoms and hints of spicy cinnamon quill.
The sensory adventure continues in the mouth. The soft and silky palate is light and refreshing with melon fruits, golden delicious apple and orange pith flavours fighting for your attention. There is also a creamy mid-palate that comes from ageing on yeast lees for the past six months.
Drinking really well in its youth and that was the idea. Enjoy now and until 2024.
In writing these notes Georgia (Assistant Winemaker) took it upon herself to take one for the team and enjoyed a bottle at home. In the kitchen, she crafted a superb match of burnt butter and home grown sage with spinach and ricotta hand rolled tortellini. Call the winery for the recipe.
Based on wines from the region of Provence in the South of France, we have created the perfect Rosé to enjoy on a beautiful sunny day. A radiant rose gold that captures the sun as it sparkles in your glass.
It is all about the red fruits with our 2022 Rosé. Strawberries, raspberry lollies and hints of dragonfruit can be enjoyed on the nose. While the soft and extremely approachable palate shows generous mouthfeel and sensual phenolics that grip the palate and cry out for some food. Super dry and crisp on the finish with just a hint of citrus, the wine is well balanced and perfect to share with friends and family alike. Enjoy this wine in it's youth and be ready for the next release in 2023!
Marry up this Rosé and a light, fresh prawn and mango salad with a dressing of lime zest, coriander, chilli and olive oil to see sparks fly.