Straw yellow in color, the aromas, intense and ample, recall yellow fruit, white flowers, and orange blossoms. Full in flavor and soft and savory, the finish and aftertaste recall the fruit first felt on the nose.
The grapes, hand-picked, were destemmed and then pressed. The must was chilled to a temperature of 8 deg C in order to assist in a natural settling of impurities. The must then went into temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks where it fermented at a maximum temperature of 15 deg C and, after the fermentattion, was held in stainless steel tanks at 10 deg C. The wine was then filtered and bottled.
Vineyards are located in the townships of Monforte, Castiglione Falletto, and Serralunga.
The soils from the Tortonian-Messinian period - the so-called “Sant’Agata fossil marls” - are particularly rich in calcareous clays and elements such as magnesium and manganese.
Wine description: Garnet red in color with ample and complex aromas of violets and berry fruit, full and velvety in flavor and very balanced. Its structure and body make it an ideal match for meat and game dishes and for cheese.
An intense deep red. The bouquet is aromatic with a perfume of red fruits, blackberryand liquorice accompanied with smokey undertones. Lovely structure, fruity with marked tannins. This lingers on the palate making this, hands down, a very handsome wine.
Chablis is an isolated island of wine in the northern section of viticultural Burgundy halfway between Dijon and Paris.
Maison Louis Latour’s Chablis is the ultimate expression of what the noble Chardonnay grape is capable of on the region’s famous kimmeridgian limestone slopes.
The wine is perfumed, lively, clean and steely-tasting with a crisp finish.This Chablis presents itself in a beautiful brilliant pale gold color. The nose is floral and the mouth is fresh with nice notes of citrus fruits. Beautiful minerality in the finish.
M3 is at the forefront of the ongoing refinement and evolution of Australian Chardonnay.
The aim for elegance, restraint, and the capacity to age in bottle. 2013 was a fine growing season, with some warm days balanced by consistently cool nights. It was a relatively dry season, and grapes ripened a touch earlier than usual. The weather leading up to harvest was mostly dry, ensuring perfectly healthy fruit.
Stone fruit and citrus notes dominate the nose, and continue onto the palate. The palate shows restraint and subtlety, with flavours of lemon zest and grapefruit, with a biscuity note. There is also intensity and weight to the palate, held in check by a seam of crisp acid that keeps it fresh and tight.
Each year the same descriptive notes come to mind for this wine: seductive, perfumed, seamless balance and moreish. It is a site that wavers very little in more difficult vintages and excels in the great ones—this is the backbone of By Farr wines. The alluring characters of this vineyard, combined with red fruits, whole bunch, acidity and oak, have produced a beautifully interwoven expression of site and vintage. That’s what it’s all about.
Appealing at once, the nose of our Pinot Noir 2012 is ripe with plum, aromatic spice and red florals. The palate is focussed with a savoury architecture; bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit and spice play with leather and hints of earthiness. Chalky tannins linger on a persistent finish. We particularly enjoy our 2012 pinot noir with soy glazed bbq pork ribs and confit of duck leg.
Delicate garnet in colour, this Pinot Noir shows red cherry and raspberry aromatics, with layers of sweet spices and red fruits. The palate reveals further dark cherry and kirsch flavours. Pure Pinot Noir characters are supported by complex cinnamon and nutmeg spice flavours. Oak is seamlessly woven into the wine, with hints of char and subtle vanillin building on the spice profile in the fruit. Fine, supple tannins support the delicate acidity giving the wine great length of flavour. Our Pinot Noir is an expression of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir in a cooler year, with delicate and pure flavours, length of palate and finesse.
Pale straw with lime hues in appearance with a nose of fresh lime, lemon curd, cashew nuts and honeysuckle. A fresh youthful palate with flavous of lime, pear and grapefruit. Hints of gunflint and marzipan add to the wines complexity and are balanced by a finely focused, bright, chalky acidity leading to a great persistance of flavour.
Pale, golden-yellow colour with subtle green glints and wonderful luminosity, a persistent stream of fine and delicate bubbles. A nose of frech fruits dominated by citrus fruit and pineapple mixed with notes of white flowers and spices (ginger and cardamom). A superb Blanc de Blancs with a clean, pure and well-defined palate. The attack is supple and full-bodied giving way to a superb, very refreshing finish of white peach and citron notes.
A classic Yarra Valley Chardonnay with aromas of citrus and stone fruits. White peach and nectarine characters are layered with hints of dried figs on the nose. The palate is focussed and bright, with almond nougat and cashew flavours adding further layers. Barrel fermentation, ageing and lees stirring play a subtle role, building texture and complexity. Delicate acidity builds length supporting the vibrant fruit characters.
Until 3-4 decades ago, many Australian wineries were better known for their fortified than dry table wines. For whatever reason, many of these fortifieds fell out of favor in Australia, and have never received the respect they deserve given how spectacular many can be. Rick Burge’s ancestors always made fortified wines, and kept the soleras active during their lifetimes. No one will be disappointed in this spectacular non-vintage fortified.
Ruby-red in colour, this wine has pungent aromas of minerals, espresso and nuts, lifted by floral high tones of lily and gardenia. Dense, fat and saline; thick and exotic. Conveys an impression of strong extract, with plenty of framing acidity. Finishes long and sweet, with hints of coffee and maple syrup. A distinctly flamboyant style of shiraz, aged in 80% American oak.
Grange is a wine of extraordinary dimension and power. Richly textured, intensely concentrated and packed with fruit sweetness, these wines, regardless of vintage, require medium to long-term cellaring. They develop into immensely complex, beguiling wines that seduce the senses.
The palate is rich with sweet berry flavours and strong oak and grape tannins, to balance and meld with this years strong flavours. The key elements in this wine are its rich varietal flavours, choice of oak types, finely tuned acid and astringency. A complex wine that shows a deep and ripe palate. Fruit flavours dominate the style this year. Soft fine oak tannins but not the stringency of the 1999. Best defined as medium to full bodied from a great, low yielding year.
This vineyard is in the Blewitt Springs area and always produces deeply coloured and very rich wine with full upfront raspberry fruit and a long aftertaste with abundant tannin in the finish. This wine repays cellaring very well as the 91’ and 92’ are maturing slowly.