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.
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.