Classic Fume Blanc Tumbarumba 2022 - 20% off

Classic Fume Blanc Tumbarumba 2022 - 20% off

Regular price $35.00 Sale price $28.00
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A lively and nuanced expression of this style. Fumé Blanc is essentially a Sauvignon Blanc wine that has undergone barrel fermentation and aging, which imparts additional layers of complexity and texture to the wine. Tumbarumba, a cool-climate region in New South Wales, is known for producing high-quality grapes that can contribute distinctive characteristics to the wine.

Here's how a Fumé Blanc made from Tumbarumba grapes and fermented in French oak presents:

  1. Colour: Pale to medium gold with hints of green, indicating its youthful nature and potential for aging.
  2. Aromas: The wine displays a captivating array of aromas. Expect vibrant citrus notes like grapefruit and lemon zest, combined with ripe tropical fruit aromas such as passion fruit and pineapple. Alongside the fruit, there are herbal elements reminiscent of freshly cut grass and a subtle minerality.
  3. Oak Influence: The French oak fermentation and aging imparts additional layers of complexity. Look for hints of vanilla, toasted oak, and a delicate smokiness, often referred to as "fumé" (which means "smoke" in French). The oak enhances the wine's overall structure and contribute to its texture.
  4. Palate: On the palate, the Fumé Blanc has a balanced interplay between bright acidity and a light creamy, rounded mouthfeel from the oak. Ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavours are complemented by subtle notes of baking spices and toasted nuts, characteristic of well-integrated oak aging.
  5. Mineral Notes: Tumbarumba's cool-climate terroir might contribute a distinct mineral character to the wine, adding a touch of flinty or stony complexity.
  6. Finish: The finish has a lengthy and lingering, with a harmonious blend of fruit, oak, and acidity. A final zesty note might leave a refreshing sensation on the palate.
  7. Ageability: Fumé Blanc wines crafted with oak aging often have the potential to age gracefully. The oak and acidity can provide a framework for development, allowing the wine to evolve over a few years, gaining complexity and depth.
  8. Food Pairing: This style of Fumé Blanc can be versatile when it comes to food pairing. Its bright acidity and oak-influenced richness make it an excellent partner for a range of dishes. Try it with seafood like grilled shrimp or scallops, roasted chicken with herbs, creamy pasta dishes, or even mildly spicy Asian cuisine.

Overall our Fumé Blanc, made from Tumbarumba grapes and fermented in French oak, is a captivating combination of vibrant fruit, oak-driven complexity, and a sense of place influenced by the cool-climate terroir. The result is a wine that balances freshness and richness, making it a delightful choice for both casual sipping and pairing with a variety of dishes.


Hungerford Hill is a boutique estate in the heart of the Hunter Valley making distinguished wines that are regional and authentic.


Amazing wine tasting experience - very knowledgeable team who took the time to answer all our questions and let us try a huge selection. The wine is fantastic and we had an amazing cheese platter too. If you are in the Hunter make sure you visit!!

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Andre & Lilly were perfect host, after a perfect tasting we were taken to the cellar to see see how everything is created. The smells in the cellar room alone were amazing well worth the experience. 5 stars.

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