Barbera is a medium bodied wine with aromas of dried cherry and plums. The beautiful savoury flavours on the palate are followed by a firm acidity and lingering soft tannins.
They say Barbera is the most food friendly variety in the world. We agree - with its plush fruit characters of currants and blackberries and its soft, supple tannins this is a wine that is dangerously more-ish.
Matured for 12 months to add tannins, structure and spice, this wine has concentrated cassis, black fruit and classic cigar box notes. The concentrated fruit sweetness is perfectly balanced with hallmark acidity and tannins which ensure long term ageing. This is a fantastic example of how great Hunter Cabernet can be.
Sangiovese is one of the oldest known varieties in the world. This Sangiovese is a perfect example of this accessible, ready to drink style; perfectly medium bodied with red fruit flavours and a deliciously savoury finish.
This blend was pioneered in the Hunter Valley in the early part of last century and is currently enjoying a welcome renaissance. Elegantly structured, the blend provides a wonderful complexity with the rich earthy tones of Hunter Valley Shiraz with the vibrancy of Pinot Noir.
Originating from France, Petit Verdot is a late ripening variety that suits Australia’s dry, sunny climate perfectly. Although it has long been used as a blending component, it is increasingly being given the chance show its true colours as a varietal wine.
Aromas of blackberry and black currants, followed by a palate of cocoa and rich forest fruits. Fine tannins and subtle oak frame the fruit providing a fuller style of Hunter Valley Shiraz with lifted aromatics from the Mourvèdre.
Made in the ‘joven’ style which translates to young in Spanish and refers to wines generally drunk within one or two years of release. It shows vibrant red currant fruit aromas with spice and cherry fruits. The wine is beautifully medium bodied and perfect for the warmer months ahead.
Fine acidity from the Graciano with well integrated tannins from the Tempranillo and Shiraz. 95 points Huon Hooke, 95 points Halliday, Gold Medal HV Wine Show 2018 & 2019
In 2017 Suzanne & Ian trialled a new vineyard and made a little bit of everything to see how all the varieties performed. The result is this fun, experimental blend of Cabernet, Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Delicious, full bodied and drinking beautifully.