The Hungerford Hill Classic wines are from the best regions of New South Wales. The wines showcase both their varietal and regional personality with clarity and intensity; they are versatile and compliment food.
Classic Pinot Meunier Tumbarumba 2022Regular price $50.00
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A unique and intriguing expression of this lesser-known grape variety. Pinot Meunier is one of the three main grape varieties used in Champagne production, and when crafted as a single vineyard wine, it can showcase the distinct characteristics of both the grape and the terroir.
Here's how a single vineyard Pinot Meunier from Tumbarumba in 2022 presents as follows:
Colour: A translucent ruby hue, with hints of purple, reflecting the grape's inherent lighter Colour and potential for elegance.
Aromas: The wine does offer a captivating bouquet of red fruit aromas. Look for vibrant notes of red cherries, wild strawberries, and raspberry. Floral undertones, reminiscent of rose petals or violets, might also be present, adding a layer of fragrance to the aroma profile.
Palate: On the palate, the Pinot Meunier does exhibit a medium body with balanced acidity. The red fruit flavours noted on the nose does carry over to the palate, accompanied by subtle hints of cranberry and pomegranate. The wine's texture is smooth and silky, enhancing its overall elegance.
Earthiness: Tumbarumba's terroir contributes an subtle earthy component to the wine's profile. Look for hints of forest floor, dried leaves, or a subtle minerality that adds complexity to the fruit-driven character.
Structure: Depending on the winemaking techniques, the wine's structure might include fine-grained tannins that contribute to a pleasing mouthfeel and potential for aging.
Finish: The finish is medium in length, with the wine's vibrant fruitiness and earthy undertones lingering on the palate.
Food Pairing: Pinot Meunier's delicate nature and versatility make it a great companion for a variety of dishes. It does pair well with dishes that incorporate poultry, particularly duck, as well as roasted game birds. Its acidity and fruitiness does also complement dishes with earthy components, such as mushroom-based dishes or truffle-infused creations.
Limited Production: Single vineyard wines often showcase the distinct characteristics of a specific site. As a result, production quantities is limited, making the wine a unique and sought-after find.
Overall, a single vineyard Pinot Meunier is a captivating exploration of this grape's potential outside of the Champagne region. Its delicate yet expressive nature, combined with the influence of the Tumbarumba terroir, does create a wine that offers both elegance and depth, making it a compelling choice for enthusiasts of nuanced and intriguing wines to drink now.
Everything's Rosé (Buy 5 Get 1 Free)Regular price $135.00
Our Hunter Valley rosé comes from the famous Dalwood Vineyard, long considered to be one of Australia's most historic patches of grape-growing soil. It's a crisp, savoury style of rosé that's fragrant and elegant with ripe, red-berry aromas and as part of the Everything's Rosé pack, you'll enjoy six bottles for the price of five.
Classic Fiano Hilltops 2022Regular price $27.00
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A clean and crisp expression of this Italian white grape variety, influenced by the specific terroir of the Hilltops region and the climatic conditions of that vintage.
Fiano is known for producing aromatic and texturally rich wines, often characterised by a combination of floral, citrus, and herbal notes. When grown in the Hilltops region, which is known for its cool climate and elevated vineyards, Fiano can take on unique characteristics that reflect the local growing conditions.
Here's how our Fiano wine from the Hilltops region of NSW in 2022 presents:
Our Fiano would likely offers a harmonious blend of aromatic complexity, textural richness, and refreshing acidity, capturing both the grape's inherent qualities and the nuances of the Hilltops region.
Classic Pinot Grigio Hilltops 2022Regular price $27.00
A refreshing and expressive white wine that showcases the unique characteristics of both the grape variety and the terroir of the Hilltops region during 2022.
Here's how a Pinot Grigio from the Hilltops region in 2022 presents as follows:
Classic Gewurztraminer Hunter Valley 2022Regular price $27.00
Gewurztraminer is one of the most distinctive white wines in the world with its intensely perfumed aroma and crisp flavoursome palate. The warm Hunter Valley climate emboldens a powerful yet balanced style brimming with floral, herbaceous and spicy charm.
Classic Tempranillo Hilltops 2022Regular price $45.00
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A harmonious marriage of the grape's varietal character, the distinctive influence of the Hilltops terroir, and the complexities introduced by oak aging.
Here's how our trophy winning Tempranillo presents:
Colour: Intense ruby red with vibrant crimson hues, indicating its youthfulness and depth.
Aromas: The wine does present a captivating aromatic profile that showcases both the grape's characteristics and the terroir. Expect ripe red fruit aromas such as cherry, raspberry, and plum. Hints of dark berries might also emerge, offering layers of complexity. The French oak aging does contribute elegant vanilla, toasty notes, and a touch of warm spice, enriching the aromatic bouquet.
Palate: On the palate, the Tempranillo does deliver a medium to medium-full body with a rich and balanced expression. The red fruit flavours from the nose continue to shine, accompanied by a harmonious blend of sweet and savoury elements. The oak maturation does enhance the wine's texture, contributing velvety tannins and a refined structure.
Oak Influence: The oak aging does play a significant role in adding depth and complexity to the wine. Look for integrated notes of vanilla, toasted oak, and subtle hints of cloves or nutmeg that complement the fruit-driven core.
Terroir Expression: The red soils of the Hilltops region does lend an additional layer of complexity to the wine. Expect a subtle minerality and a touch of earthiness that intertwine with the fruit and oak nuances.
Finish: The finish is lengthy and satisfying, with the wine's ripe fruit flavours and oak-influenced elements lingering on the palate.
Food Pairing: The wine's medium to full body and balanced character make it suitable for a range of food pairings. Consider matching it with grilled meats, Spanish-inspired dishes like chorizo and paella, or roasted vegetable dishes.
Ageability: The combined influence of the grape's structure, the Hilltops terroir, and the French oak does give this Tempranillo the potential to age well. It might develop added complexity and tertiary aromas over a few years.
Overall Impression: The 2022 Tempranillo does offer a captivating and nuanced wine experience. Its blend of varietal fruitiness, terroir expression, and oak complexity does create a wine that appeals to those seeking a balanced and well-rounded red wine that reflects the unique qualities of both the grape variety and the region.
Classic Chardonnay Tumbarumba 2022Regular price $40.00
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Another fine example of the wine that can be made from the cold climate region of Tumbarumba. We have been making Chardonnay from this region for over 30 years.
Our 2022 Classic Chardonnay from Tumbarumba presents as follows:
Appearance: The wine has a pale to medium straw-yellow color with hints of green, showcasing its youth and freshness.
Aroma: Aromas are delicate and refined, featuring notes of green apple, citrus, and pear, with a subtle mineral undertone. The cool climate of Tumbarumba enhances the retention of natural acidity, providing a zesty backdrop to the aromatics.
Taste: On the palate, you'll notice a crisp and vibrant acidity that gives the wine a lively and refreshing quality. The French oak fermentation and aging impart a creamy, buttery texture, along with nuances of vanilla, toasted nuts, and a touch of spice. This combination of flavors creates a well-balanced and complex profile.
Fruit Characteristics: Chardonnay grapes from Tumbarumba exhibit citrus notes like lemon and grapefruit, along with green apple and unripe pear. The cool climate helps retain the grape's natural fruitiness while preserving a bright acidity.
Mineral Undertones: Tumbarumba's terroir contributes mineral qualities to the wine, with subtle hints of wet stones, flint, or chalk, adding to the wine's depth.
Oak Influence: The use of French oak barrels in fermentation and aging imparts a gentle but noticeable oak character. You might detect flavors like vanilla, butterscotch, and toasted oak, which are integrated harmoniously with the fruit and other elements of the wine.
Finish: The finish is long and satisfying, with a crisp acidity and a creamy texture, leaving a lingering impression of citrus, oak, and mineral notes.
Food Pairing: This Chardonnay pairs excellently with a range of dishes, such as grilled seafood, roasted poultry, or creamy pasta dishes. Its bright acidity can cut through richer sauces, and its buttery texture complements a variety of flavors.
In summary, our 2023 Tumbarumba Chardonnay again excels. It combines the region's cool climate characteristics with the elegance of oak aging, resulting in a balanced and sophisticated wine that is rich in both fruit and oak-derived nuances.
Classic Tempranillo Graciano Hilltops 2022Regular price $45.00
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A captivating fusion of two Spanish grape varieties, influenced by the unique terroir of the Hilltops and the complexities of oak maturation.
Here's how such a blend presents:
Colour: Deep garnet with hints of violet at the rim, suggesting youthfulness and vibrancy.
Aromas: The wine does offer a complex and aromatic bouquet that combines the attributes of both Tempranillo and Graciano. Look for ripe red fruit aromas like cherry and raspberry from the Tempranillo, along with a touch of black fruit complexity from the Graciano. Subtle floral notes and a hint of dried herbs might also emerge. The French oak aging does add layers of vanilla, toasted spices, and a touch of smokiness.
Palate: On the palate, the blend might showcase a medium to medium-full body with a rich yet balanced character. The red and black fruit flavours from the nose does transition seamlessly to the palate, accompanied by a harmonious interplay of sweet and savoury elements. The oak aging does contribute a velvety texture and well-integrated tannins.
Oak Influence: French oak maturation does introduce layers of complexity, seamlessly melding with the grape characteristics. Expect elegant vanilla, subtle toasted notes, and a gentle spice that enhances the wine's profile without overshadowing the fruit.
Structure: The wine's structure is supported by the natural acidity of the grapes and the textural contributions of both Tempranillo and Graciano. The balanced tannins does provide a sturdy yet supple framework.
Finish: The finish is long and lingering, with the wine's ripe fruit flavours and oak-driven nuances continuing to evolve on the palate.
Food Pairing: The blend's versatility makes it well-suited for a range of dishes. Consider pairing it with Spanish-inspired cuisine, such as paella with chorizo and seafood, or grilled meats with smoky spices. It does also complement Mediterranean dishes, roasted vegetables, and aged cheeses.
Ageability: The balance between fruit, oak, and structure does give this blend the potential for aging. It might evolve over the years, gaining additional complexity and depth.
Overall Impression: The 2022 Tempranillo Graciano offers a captivating and intriguing wine that marries the unique characteristics of two distinct grape varieties with the influence of terroir and oak maturation. The result is a wine that embodies the best of both worlds, delivering complexity, depth, and a touch of elegance to those seeking a unique and memorable experience.
Classic Pinot Noir Tumbarumba 2022Regular price $50.00
A wine that beautifully captures the elegance and character of both the Pinot Noir grape and the unique terroir of Tumbarumba. The use of French oak for a brief period impart subtle oak influences while allowing the grape's natural characteristics to shine through.
Here's how such a wine presents as follows:
Colour: A light ruby red with shades of garnet at the rim, reflecting the youthful vibrancy of the wine and the potential for aging.
Aromas: The wine does showcase an alluring bouquet of red and dark fruit aromas. Look for notes of ripe red cherries, wild berries, and possibly even hints of blackberry. These fruit aromas is intertwined with delicate floral scents like violets and a touch of spice.
French Oak Influence: The brief maturation in French oak barrels does add complexity and depth to the wine. Expect subtle vanilla, toasty, and smoky aromas from the oak, enhancing the overall aromatic profile without overpowering the delicate fruit notes.
Palate: On the palate, the Pinot Noir does showcase a medium body with a silky and refined texture. The red and dark fruit flavours noted on the nose does translate to the palate, accompanied by a touch of cranberry and a hint of forest floor or earthiness. The wine's acidity would provide freshness, and the fine tannins does contribute to a pleasing structure.
Balance: The use of French oak for a brief period would aim to achieve a delicate balance between the oak's influences and the grape's natural characteristics, preserving the wine's varietal identity.
Finish: The finish is elegant and lingering, with the wine's fruitiness and subtle oak notes leaving a graceful impression on the palate.
Food Pairing: Pinot Noir's versatility makes it an excellent choice for pairing with a variety of dishes. Its lighter body and balanced acidity does complement dishes such as roasted poultry, grilled salmon, mushroom-based dishes, and charcuterie boards.
Ageability: This Pinot Noir does have the potential to age gracefully for a few years, allowing its flavours to evolve and integrate further.
Overall our Classic Pinot Noir from Tumbarumba in 2022 provides a delightful and nuanced experience. Its combination of expressive fruit, subtle oak influences, and the distinct qualities of the Tumbarumba region does create a wine that is both elegant and memorable, suitable for special occasions or for savouring the essence of this vintage and terroir.
Classic Pinot Gris Tumbarumba 2022Regular price $30.00
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Pinot Gris relishes the cold mountain climate of Tumbarumba, NSW. The small dark skinned berries produce a medium bodied white wine of texture and richness. Musk and ripe pear, honeydew melon and nectarine aromas which complement a detailed palate of pear skin texture and length with a touch of pepper and spice.
Our Pinot Gris from Tumbarumba presents as follows:
Appearance: The wine has a pale straw to light golden color, typical of Pinot Gris wines, which tend to be lighter in hue.
Aroma: The nose is delicate and expressive, with notes of white flowers, pear, apple, and citrus. There may be hints of green apple, honeysuckle, and a subtle minerality that is characteristic of wines from cooler climates.
Taste: On the palate, this Pinot Gris is fresh and lively, displaying a crisp acidity that is a hallmark of wines from cold climate regions. The flavors of green pear, apple, and lemon are prominent, with a refreshing zing that balances the fruitiness.
Texture: The wine has a silky and slightly oily texture, which is a common trait of Pinot Gris. This texture contributes to the wine's mouthfeel, making it feel round and well-structured.
Finish: The finish is clean and medium, with a refreshing acidity that lingers. It leaves a crisp, citrusy note on the palate, making it a delightful wine for pairing with a variety of dishes.
Terroir Influence: Tumbarumba's cold climate, with its cool nights and relatively high altitude, contributes to the wine's natural acidity and freshness. The region's unique terroir also imparts subtle mineral undertones and a sense of purity to the wine.
Food Pairing: Our Pinot Gris pairs exceptionally well with a range of foods. Try it with seafood dishes, particularly oysters, grilled prawns, or white fish. It also complements lighter fare like chicken salads and dishes with creamy sauces. Its crisp acidity can cut
Classic Rosé Hunter Valley 2023Regular price $27.00
This Hunter Valley Rosé is made from fruit picked at our Dalwood vineyard, on the banks of the Hunter River. It is fragrant and elegant, with ripe red berry aromas. The palate is smooth with a long savoury texture and a crisp refreshing finish. It is an Australian dry rosé from 2023 offers a unique and appealing flavor profile. Here's how it presents:
Appearance: A beautiful and enticing appearance. It typically has a delicate, pale pink to light salmon color, indicating its elegance and freshness.
Aroma: The nose is fragrant and vibrant. Enticing aromas of red fruits, such as ripe strawberries, cherries, and possibly a hint of raspberry. You may also detect floral notes like rose petals and a touch of subtle spice.
Taste: This rosé is refreshing and lively on the palate. The predominant flavor notes revolve around red berry fruits, with a focus on strawberries and cherries. There is a subtle spice, adding depth and complexity to the taste. The wine is dry, meaning it has minimal residual sugar, allowing the natural fruit flavors and acidity to shine.
Texture: Our Australian dry rosé style is known for its crisp and refreshing texture. It has great acidity, making it a great choice for warm weather or as an aperitif. The mouthfeel is smooth, with a clean and satisfying finish.
Food Pairing: A dry style rosé pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes. It can complement light and fresh fare, such as salads, seafood, grilled chicken, or even charcuterie. Its acidity and fruitiness make it a versatile choice for pairing with many different cuisines.
Overall, a Classic rosé made offers a delightful balance of fruitiness, acidity, and elegance, making it a fantastic choice for wine enthusiasts looking for a refreshing and versatile option.
Classic Sangiovese Hilltops 2022Regular price $45.00
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A unique interpretation of this classic Italian grape variety, influenced by the terroir of the Hilltops region and the specific characteristics of that growing season.
Here's how a Sangiovese wine from the Hilltops region in 2022 presents:
Colour: A medium to deep ruby red, with hints of garnet at the rim, indicating its youth and potential for aging.
Aromas: The wine does present a complex and enticing aromatic profile. Expect vibrant red fruit aromas, such as ripe cherries and red currants, along with subtle notes of raspberry and possibly even cranberry. Herbal nuances come forward, including hints of dried oregano or thyme, which are characteristic of Sangiovese.
Palate: On the palate, the Sangiovese does exhibit a medium body with moderate acidity. The red fruit flavours noted on the nose translate to the palate, accompanied by a touch of tartness and a pleasant juiciness. The wine's structure does include fine tannins that provide a smooth yet firm texture.
Earthiness: Sangiovese carries an earthy quality, and the Hilltops terroir does enhance this aspect. You might detect notes of dried leaves, that adds depth to the wine.
Ageability: The 2022 Sangiovese from the Hilltops region does have the potential to age well, allowing its flavours and structure to evolve over the years.
Food Pairing: Sangiovese's versatility with food makes it a great choice for pairing with a variety of dishes. Consider pairing it with Italian cuisine such as pasta with tomato-based sauces, roasted meats, and aged cheeses. Its acidity and moderate tannins make it suitable for both lighter and heartier dishes.
Limited Production: Sangiovese is less common in the Hilltops region, resulting in limited production quantities and adding to the wine's exclusivity.
Overall Impression: The 2022 Sangiovese from the Hilltops region does offer a unique and exciting glimpse into how this traditional Italian grape thrives in Australian terroir. Its balance of fruit, structure, and earthy nuances does make it a captivating wine that showcases the fusion of Old World charm and New World innovation.
Classic Pinot Grigio Hilltops 2023 - exclusive early releaseRegular price $27.00
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Our Pinot Grigio style is a light-bodied, often lean wine that is light in colour with bright flavours that are crisp and fresh. The small dark skinned berries produce a refreshing white wine of nashi pear and red apple; the palate is delicately textured and bright. A refreshing and expressive white wine that showcases the unique characteristics of both the grape variety and the terroir of the Hilltops region.
Here's how a Pinot Grigio from the Hilltops region presents:
Classic Fiano Hilltops 2023Regular price $30.00
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A compelling expression of this Italian white grape variety, influenced by the specific terroir of the Hilltops region and the climatic conditions of that vintage.
Fiano is known for producing aromatic and texturally rich wines, often characterized by a combination of floral, citrus, and herbal notes. When grown in the Hilltops region, which is known for its cool climate and elevated vineyards, Fiano can take on unique characteristics that reflect the local growing conditions.
Here's how our Fiano wine from the Hilltops region of NSW in 2023 presents:
Our Fiano would likely offers a harmonious blend of aromatic complexity, textural richness, and refreshing acidity, capturing both the grape's inherent qualities and the nuances of the Hilltops region.
Early Bird Moscato 2023Regular price $27.00
A refreshing wine that combines the aromatic and fruity qualities of Moscato with a touch of effervescence and a charming pink hue.
Here's how such a wine presents as follows:
Appearance: The wine does exhibit a delicate and attractive pink petal colour. Its effervescence adds a lively and celebratory aspect to its appearance.
Aromas: The wine's aromatic profile is captivating, with pronounced floral and fruity aromas. Expect fragrant notes of rose petals, orange blossoms, and possibly jasmine. The Moscato grape's signature aroma of ripe, juicy grapes does also be present, along with hints of fresh berries like strawberries and raspberries.
Palate: On the palate, the sparkling pink Moscato might offer a light and semi-sweet experience. The sweetness is balanced by a lively acidity and the wine's effervescence, creating a harmonious interplay of flavours. Expect flavours of ripe summer fruits like red berries, peaches, and perhaps a touch of citrus zest.
Effervescence: The gentle and persistent bubbles would provide a playful and refreshing texture on the palate, enhancing the wine's overall enjoyment.
Food Pairing: This style of wine is often enjoyed as an aperitif or dessert wine. Consider pairing it with light and fresh dishes, such as fruit salads, bruschetta with tomato and basil, or delicate seafood appetizers. It can also be a delightful complement to desserts like fruit tarts, sorbets, and light pastries.
Youthful Enjoyment: The vibrant and fruity qualities of a sparkling pink Moscato make it ideal for immediate consumption, while its effervescence adds a festive touch to celebrations.
Seasonal Appeal: This type of wine is particularly popular during warm months and festive occasions, when its light and refreshing character is well-suited to outdoor gatherings and joyful events.
Overall Impression: The 2023 sparkling pink Moscato from New South Wales does offer a charming and lively wine experience. Its aromatic bouquet, semi-sweet palate, and playful effervescence make it an inviting choice for those seeking a wine that exudes vibrancy, aromatic richness, and a touch of sweetness.
Classic Verdelho Hunter Valley 2022Regular price $27.00
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An early ripening grape perfectly suited to the warm climate of the lower Hunter Valley. The small berries retain their acidity and produce fragrant white wines with intense flavour. the cool 2022 vintage has produced a beautifully aromatic wine with tropical fruit and refreshing natural acidity.
Classic Semillon Hunter Valley 2023Regular price $27.00
Exemplifying the pure and pristine character of this iconic Australian white wine variety. Hunter Valley Semillon is celebrated for its vibrant acidity, citrusy flavors, and potential for graceful aging. Fermented and matured in stainless steel tanks, this wine style places a strong emphasis on preserving the grape's inherent qualities.
Color: Pale straw to light lemon, with a clear and youthful appearance.
Aromas: The wine shows intense and aromatic citrus notes. Expect lively aromas of freshly squeezed lemon, lime zest, and perhaps hints of green apple.
Palate: On the palate, the Semillon showcases its hallmark high acidity and light to medium body. The citrus flavours from the nose translate to the palate, along with a refreshing minerality. The wine's mouthwatering acidity provides a crisp and zesty sensation on the palate.
Texture: Without oak aging, the wine's texture is notably crisp and clean, with a focus on the purity of the fruit and the acidity.
Ageability: Hunter Valley Semillon is renowned for its ability to age gracefully. While delightful in its youth, the absence of oak and the wine's high acidity can contribute to its potential for further development over the years.
Food Pairing: The bright acidity and clean fruit profile of Hunter Valley Semillon make it a versatile pairing partner. It can work well with a variety of seafood dishes, such as oysters, grilled fish, and shrimp. Additionally, its acidity can cut through rich and creamy sauces, making it suitable for dishes like chicken piccata or light pasta dishes.
Refreshing Quality: The tank fermentation and absence of oak contributes to the wine's overall sense of refreshment and focus on the purity of the Semillon grape's expression.
Limited Intervention: The use of stainless-steel tanks and a lack of oak influence allow the wine to be a pure reflection of the grape and the region, with minimal winemaking intervention.
Overall, a Hunter Valley Semillon from the 2023 vintage that has been tank fermented and has not seen oak offers a compelling representation of this classic style. Its vibrant acidity, citrusy character, and potential for graceful aging make it a standout example of the Hunter Valley's winemaking tradition and the enduring appeal of Semillon.