It’s hard not to smile when drinking this wine. Ridiculously low alcohol, subtle in every sense and so easy to consume. Fermented and matured in concrete and oak gives surprising depth and clarity.
Yarra Junction is our coolest site located in the far south eastern end of the Yarra Valley. Fine gravelly, silty soils, this wine is full of heady perfume, fine long tannins and a depth of fruit due to the longer growing season.
Unusually for an RS this was a blend of first and second pick. First pick went straight to concrete for ferment which is so vivid and riveting, blended with some second pick fermented in large oak, bringing a fine supple texture that veers from the highly recognisable RS style we know to a structural clarity that seems just a little more amplified than normal.
Now our fifth release off this our younger vineyard, this is the most delicious and balanced texturely spring riesling to date. Although a younger vineyard grown on sandy pink quartz soils, this reflects just how wonderful Strathbogie Ranges is for wines of brightness and substance.
2017 is the third release of our ‘Hugh’ Merlot. We are overwhelmingly pleased that this wine shows so vividly the Gruyere site we know so well.