A warmer and drier than usual vintage which in general produced wines with lots of flavour and intensity.
Rich dark fruit, blackberries, briar and spice. The palate is intense and long with velvety yet quite present tannins.
Most of the fruit was de-stemmed with about 20% included as whole bunches in the ferment. The fruit was lightly pressed at the end of fermentation directly to old 500 litre puncheons for a period of 12 months.
Background The palate is generous with silky, plush tannins and great length. The fruit for The Long Road Pinot is sourced form the same vineyards as the Chardonnay - Courabyra and Maragle in Tumbarumba. Winemaking 50% of the fruit is included as whole bunches and the remaining 50% is de-stemmed....
Neighbouring Canberra to the west, Gundagai in one sense is a new and exciting region. New in the sense that there a very few wines being produced, labelled and sold as Gundagai Shiraz but certainly not new in terms of viticulture. Vines have been around in Canberra just as long...
Gary Walsh - The Winefront www.winefront.com.au 95 Points "Has a distinct smell of liquorice and aniseed, layers of spice and floral perfume, mulberry and plum fruit, and what you might call ‘crushed rocks and pencils’, though our words are code for something else that’s probably too hard to describe, really....