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.
EPIC Shiraz 2021Regular price $170.00
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The Epic range comprises highly concentrated, single-vineyard wines, and this 2021 Shiraz release is no exception. The 2021 vintage produced Shiraz with excellent colour, purity of fragrance, seamlessly integrated tannins with elegant mineral structure.
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.
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 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 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 Shiraz Hilltops 2021Regular price $45.00
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A medium-bodied Shiraz wine from the Hilltops region of Australia in the 2021 vintage is described as follows:
Colour: Deep ruby red with purple tinges, indicating youth and vibrancy.
Aromas: The wine might present a complex bouquet of red and dark fruit aromas. Look for notes of ripe blackberries, dark cherries, and plums. Spicy elements such as black pepper and a hint of clove is intertwined with subtle hints of dried herbs and a touch of smokiness.
Palate: On the palate, the medium-bodied Shiraz does offer a harmonious balance of flavours and textures. Ripe fruit flavours from the nose might carry over, accompanied by nuances of dark chocolate and possibly a touch of espresso. The wine's texture is velvety and smooth, with moderate tannins providing structure without overwhelming the palate.
Oak Influence: There is a moderate oak influence. Look for delicate notes of vanilla and hints of toasty oak that enhance the wine's complexity and depth.
Spice and Complexity: The Hilltops terroir does contribute a layer of spice and complexity to the wine, adding to its overall character and appeal.
Finish: The finish is medium to long, with the wine's dark fruit flavours and gentle spice lingering on the palate. Balanced acidity would provide a satisfying conclusion.
Food Pairing: The medium body and balanced characteristics of this Shiraz make it suitable for a variety of food pairings. It is a great match for grilled meats such as lamb or pork, as well as roasted poultry dishes. Dishes with earthy components like mushroom risotto does also complement the wine's profile.
Ageability: This Shiraz does have the potential to age gracefully over a few years, allowing its flavours to evolve and integrate further.
Overall Impression: The 2021 medium-bodied Shiraz from the Hilltops region does represent a classic style that is well-balanced and versatile. Its combination of fruit, spice, and structure does make it an attractive choice for those seeking a red wine that is both approachable and complex, showcasing the intersection of the grape's character and the unique attributes of the Hilltops terroir.