Hand-harvested (with student help) and pressed at 38.3°B. Fermented in stainless steel and neutral oak barrels and aged on lees for 6 months. This wine is fruity and luscious with notes of apricot compote, baked apple, candied lemons and caramel with a fresh acidity to balance out the sweetness. Try with blue cheese, dark chocolate desserts, or pork terrine.
The grapes for this wine were picked as full bunches, then crushed and destemmed, chilled, and allowed to sit on skins for 12 hours before pressing, which provided lots of perfume, flavour and body. The nose shows classic lychee, rose petal, mandarin orange, melon, honey and spice, while the palate is full and round with a hint of sweetness in the mid-palate.
With fruit sourced from our own estate Teaching Vineyard, this stainless steel tank fermented Chardonnay is clean and vibrant with green apple, lime juice and white grapefruit pith displayed prominently on the nose, with hints of wet limestone and wax lingering in the background. On the palate this wine is medium-bodied, crisp, dry and tightly structured.
This fresh, fruity and aromatic white was fermented in stainless steel tanks and matured on light lees for 7 months before racking, and has retained all of the ripe, vibrant flavours provided by the sunny, warm growing season. The nose offers up ripe stone and tropical fruit flavours, attractive floral notes and a hint of spice, and the palate balances fresh acidity with solid weight and body.
A blend of 83% Semillon and 17% Sauvignon Blanc, fermented in both stainless steel and French oak barrels, this fresh white wine offers complex aromas of gooseberry, lime zest, green apple, green pineapple and a mineral chalkiness. The mouth shows riper fruit flavours of passionfruit, melon and yellow apple with a hint of pepper and a lively tart finish.
Our 2016 Semi-Dry Riesling shows great intensity and richness after a warm, sunny growing season in the vineyard. Lime, white grapefruit, stone fruits and a hint of honey mingle on the nose, with a fresh mineral character underpinning the sweeter, fruitier characteristics. The palate find a balance between sweet and tart, with a clean crisp finish.