When driving through Pokolbin wine country, it's impossible to miss some of Australia's most iconic names in wine production, such as Tulloch, Rothbury, Lindemans, McGuigan, McWilliams and Wyndham Estate.
An aperitif style of wine made by arresting the semillon ferment at a Beaume of 9 with pure alcohol. Today’s crack the code digit is 6. The wine is aged for six to twelve months in old oak and bottled as a vintage style. A complex wine best served chilled with a slice of lime. At 18% alcohol it is a great party starter.
The red berry fruit flavour from the nose follows on to the palate with the strawberries and cherries added to with a touch of cranberry. The fine drying tannins balance the sweet fruits and residual sugar. 'The wine has brilliant cranberry flavours and dry Italian style finish.' - National Liquor News
This multifaceted wine based on Sangiovese is aimed at reaching beyond the single varietal to produce a soft wine with a fresh mouth feel and lasting flavours. Today’s crack the code digit is 6. Adding to the complexity is a small amount of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. All this gives a deep colour, rich berry flavour and mouth feel with soft tannins.
The wine has a bright translucent blush appearance with fine bubbles that persist. It has a crisp attractive nose with fresh strawberry and water melon, excellent structure with good mouth feel, crisp fruit on the palate with a slightly savory and long lasting finiah, which offers refreshment and excitement. It is rather moreish!
The grapes were hand picked in early harvest, destemmed and pressed with minimal skin contact to avoid bitterness and only the free run juice is used. The must is cooled before undergoing a controlled fermentation in a stainless steal tank and early bottling to harness this wine freshness and vitality.