Vintage Brut

Our work-horse. Currently our only blended wine and our only wine with significant vinification in stainless steel. Working within our favourite Chardonnay dominant matrix (usually in the order of 70%), we select parcels of fruit from vineyards across Tasmania to express the multiplicity of Tasmania’s terroirs and the character of the year.  For us blending is about respecting the character of the vintage, preserving it’s individual complex identity. The opposite of blending for conformity or to enforce a house style on the fruit that the vineyards have given us.

These wines spend a minimum of six years on lees and are then further aged under cork (ideally for two years) before release.  We disgorge the vintages when we think that they are ready and put them on the market when we judge that they are ready to drink. Because the wines are made to retain their freshness, you can of course cellar them further but you do not have to. Each release is limited to 2500 individually numbered bottles plus magnums (from 2018).  The relatively small numbers allows us to exercise strict control over the winemaking and our customers to be assured of provenance.

Traditional Method

2010

Traditional method

2011

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Blanc de Blanc

Literally white of white. A white wine made from a white grape variety.  The singular is quite deliberate. These are wines that showcase a single variety. The current 2014 wines celebrate Chardonnay. 

Traditional method

2014 Triple Wild Blanc de Blanc

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Traditional Method

2014 Blanc de Blanc

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Brut Rosé

A labour of loves. Adoring rosé. the discipline is to limit ourselves to just one.  Single vineyard wines, the composition changes depending on how much Chardannay vs Pinot we can wheedle.  The first time we made this we only had an old crank basket-press at our disposal - it took us (plus assistance from Mick, thank you Mick!) 12 hours to process the whole-bunch Chardonnay. Using that basket press allowed us to determine exactly when we wanted to stop pressing. We think this  precise control is worth the effort  - three cheers for old basket presses. Deliberately low-tech, the juice literally goes straight from the press by bucket into old oak barrels to undergo spontaneous fermentation (wild ferment).  The colour of these wines are determined by the time the Pinot Noir (crushed and destemmed) spends on skins.

Traditional method

2013

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