All wines over $25 per bottle will be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
The Wine Front – Raspberry and cranberry, spice, with a nice crunch and bit of texture, juiciness and subtle savoury counterpoint, crisp and slightly earthy to close. Good drinking.
About This Wine
Complex, textural, seductive yet vibrant and refreshing, this is pretty much everything you could hope for a bottle Rosé to deliver. It's a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Denton Nebbiolo, whole bunch pressed with roughly a third of the juice fermented on full solids in old French oak; wild ferment & wild malo and aging on lees. Perhaps a little less funky than previous years - more juicy fruit driven - yet still plenty of 'solids' action for fans of the style. Bottled, as usual, without filtration.
Yarra Valley Wine
The Yarra Valley wine region is the most important area of wine production in Victoria today, and with its proximity to Melbourne, also the most visited in the state.
Yarra Valley is split into the Upper Yarra and the valley floor. The Upper Yarra is cooler in climate due to its elevation and coupled with younger, fertile, red soils produces most of the region’s notable varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The valley floor is warmer and has predominantly grey soils with pockets of granite and limestone.
Pinot noir has long been considered a notoriously difficult variety to grow. However, the cool climate and longer growing seasons of the Yarra Valley allow the fruit to develop full flavoured and ripe character.
Chardonnay in the past has long been associated with a deep oily, buttery style that experiences full malolactic fermentation and great amounts of oak. This style has since fallen out of favour and wine makers in the Yarra Valley have capitalized on this trend to produce leaner, acid driven Chardonnays that are closer in style to those from Burgundy.