The fruit for the 2012 Long Road Shiraz is sourced from high country vineyards across NSW. The wine is made up predominantly of Gundagai Shiraz and a small amount of Canberra Shiraz. The goal being to blend a wine that represents our high country home and importantly our house style. 94% Gundagai Shiraz, 5 % Canberra Shiraz, 1% Hilltops Shiraz.
The wine displays an attractive, lifted perfume, with bright red fruits and berries, warm spicy notes, and a hint of roasted herbs, juniper and gun smoke. The palate is vinous, highly structured and dense with pillowy, plush tannins and excellent length.
85% of the fruit was de-stemmed with 15% left as whole bunches for complexity, structure and perfume. On average the fermentation lasted 15 days and were gently pressed directly to old 500 litre puncheons for 12 months maturation. All the components were then blended and bottled.
Spring was quite wet and mild, however fruit set wasn’t affected by the weather and was perfect. Summer was mild from December onwards. Picking occurred in March after a long, dry ripening season. Tasting notes: Intense passionfruit and lemon aromas and flavours. The palate is mineral and long with a...
Riesling is one of the Canberra District icons. We believe Canberra does and will continue to produce some of the best examples of Riesling in Australia. Its continental climate is perfectly suited to growing lively and beautifully poised Riesling. Tasting Notes Intense tropical fruit, lime and lychees aromas with a...
Pinot gris is a white wine grape variety with rose coloured skins and is typically made into a white wine. We allow a small amount of skin contact to encourage some colour but more importantly some texture from phenolics in our pinot gris. The result is a lovely blush coloured,...