Fiano is a fantastic wine variety for the Australian climate. Originating in the South of Italy, the grape is accustomed to the warm growing conditions we have here.
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.
2022 provided us some challenges but it is quite often in the wet years that Semillon shines the brightest here in the Hunter.
An aromatic and attractive nose of lemon sorbet, cumquat and grassy highlights are a delight to the senses. They are generous and playful as the appear from the glass and are looking incredibly clean & fresh.
There is some generosity to the mid-palate of the 2022 Elliott allowing elegance and richness to the wine while the zesty lemon citrus and crisp acid provide ample flavour and a talcy texture to the finish.
Like all Semillons in great years, this wine will cellar well. Enjoy today and for the 12-15 years.
A fantastic wine by itself but you can never go wrong with fresh Merimbula oysters. Their creamy and saline flavours pair brilliantly with young Semillon.
Carefully selecting a combination of new and old French puncheons from amongst our chardonnay barrels, we strive to produce a wine of depth, structure and outstanding flavour for our limited release Cellarhands Chardonnay
An alluring nose, complexed by wild fermentation characters, shows a wine that is more savoury in character than fruit driven. Oats & meal present upfront with a flinty “struck match” and a creamy richness supporting the alluring aromas of Persian fairy floss and rich nougat.
The palate is not for the feint hearted and is seriously full bodied. Succulent, velvety and showing great structure and balance this wine speaks to your palate long after it has physically disappeared. Very subtle flavours of caramelised apple show though on the finish leaving you with a kiss of fruit falvour.This wine drinks superbly and should be enjoyed in its unadulterated glory. Pair with a 36-month aged French Comte cheese and a handful of walnuts
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.