2019 Wines

2019 Riesling

NAGAMBIE VINEYARD

Eloquent and fragrant. Notes of ripe pears and mandarin, with a lemon sorbet palate.

VINEYARD

The Shelmerdine Estate, located in the picturesque Nagambie region. Situated at 230m above sea level, the Riesling was planted in 2001 on textured sandy red clay loams over free draining soil. East to west facing.

WINEMAKING

100% hand picked Riesling on 6 Mar 2019. De-stemmed and pressed, with overnight juice settling. Fermented and matured in a combination of aged french oak and stainless tank. 11.9% alc / 7.0 std drinks Vegan Friendly

2019 SINGLE BARREL CHARDONNAY

MELBA BLOCK

The one year old French pack barrel used to make this special Chardonnay is immediately evident by the deeper yellow colour of the wine. From first smell, you can tell this wine has had some great oak infusion and will appeal to those lovers of traditional oaky and malo-chardonnays. While those elements are present, they are not so intense to over power this Chardonnays fruit characters, with melon and lime driving forward. First impressions are wow! Even colder than it should be drunk, this Chardonnay has a gorgeous palette and a beautiful soft finish that lingers well after finishing the sip. The front palette receives a lovely honeycomb, with soft citrus and pineapple without any tartness. Let this warm up to about 12 degrees or even warmer and you really see the most amazing results, with first impression flavours remaining, yet becoming more velvety. This is why we chose to launch this wine to our club members paired with our chef Sam’s delightful lobster bisque. With the oak foundation and malolactic fermentation, this Chardonnay will become more silky and “buttery” with age. Will reward with further cellaring. Only 270 bottles made.

VINEYARD

Situated at 150m above sea level, planted in the early 1980s. Similar to the Homeblock, the Melba block vines are all cared for by hand, 100% cane pruned to ensure best quality fruit is grown and hand harvested.

WINEMAKING

100% handpicked on 25th March 2020. Whole bunch pressed using a half-ton hydraulic basket press, with overnight juice settling. Inoculated and matured in a one year old François Frères barrique. Matured on full ferment lees for 14 months. Bottled 13 May 2021. Unfined and unfiltered.

pH 3.25 // TA 5.65
12.0 % alc / 7.1 Std drinks
Vegan Friendly

2019 CHARDONNAY

MELBA BLOCK

Our 2019 Chardonnay is reflective of the hot and dry season. A more textural wine compared to the previous year, displays notes of tropical fruits and melon. Not overpowered by oak and influenced by partial-malolactic fermentation. This Chardonnay has potential to cellar for 10+ years and is best enjoyed at 7-10 degrees celsius.

VINEYARD

Situated at 150m above sea level, planted in the early 1980s. Similar to the Homeblock, the Melba block vines are all cared for by hand, 100% cane pruned to ensure best quality fruit is grown and hand harvested.

WINEMAKING

100% handpicked in March 2019. Combination of whole bunch and destemming and pressed, with overnight juice settling. Wild yeast fermentation. Matured in a mixture of seasoned french oak barriques (20% new) and part-malolactic fermentation. Matured on full ferment lees for 9 months. Bottled in December 2019. Unfined and unfiltered.

13.5% alc / 8.8 std drinks

Vegan Friendly

2019 SINGLE BARREL PINOT

HOME BLOCK

On pouring a glass of this unique Pinot noir you would not be criticised for announcing “that’s not a Pinot” when judging by its colour alone. The nose displays lovely fruit characters, with the French oak coming through beautifully. Matured in a one year old French Barrique (225L) barrel, this Pinot has that aroma you just want to keep taking in and enjoying, with the initial taste being exquisite. Dark cherries rule the roost with an oaky softness that helps round the earthy characters that are so predominant in the Home Block Pinot Noir fruits DNA. Primary flavours don’t disappear either, they continue to interest and excite the mouth minutes after taking a sip, particularly on the front and mid palette. A second sip delivers even more, primarily cherry flavours, followed by a rich blood plum character. Again, lingering and continuing to give more and more. This Pinot is drinking perfectly now, but will certainly develop with careful cellaring. (only 285 bottles made)

VINEYARD

Home Block Vineyard, Pinot Noir block. Situated at 230m above sea level, the Pinot Noir was planted in the early 1980’s on an undulating, east facing slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely unirrigated and hand nurtured. Surrounded by National Park.

WINEMAKING

100% handpicked on 01 April 2020. Inoculated and fermented on skins over a 2 week period. Pressed using a half-ton hydraulic basket press with the primary ferment being completed in a one year old François Frères barrique. Matured on full ferment lees for 13 months. Bottled 07 May 2021. Unfined and unfiltered.

pH 3.45 // TA 5.55

Malic 0.03 // Glu/Fru 0.07

13.0 % alc / 7.7 Std drinks

Vegan Friendly

2019 PINOT NOIR

ESTATE BLEND

This wine demonstrates a vibrant nose of black cherries and strawberries,. The palate is delicate and fine with an exotic array of red and black fruits intermixed. This Pinot Noir has elegance, power and finesse. The red fruit complexity from the Melba Block helps to balance out the earthiness from the Home Block fruit.

VINEYARD

Blend of our two estates. 75% Home Block, 25% Melba Block Home Block Vineyard, Pinot Noir block. Situated at 230m above sea level, the Pinot Noir was planted in the early 1980’s on an undulating, east facing slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely unirrigated and hand nurtured. Surrounded by National Park.

WINEMAKING

100% handpicked in March 2019. Matured in seasoned French oak barriques & hogs heads (20% new). Made with 20% whole bunches and 10% Carbonic maceration. Hand bottled by gravity, without fining or filtration on 28th January 2020. 4500 bottles produced. 13.2% alc / 7.8 std drinks. Vegan Friendly

2019 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

NAGAMBIE VINEYARD

Second wine made from the beautifully old Cabernet Sauvignon vines within Nagambie lakes. This year blackberry is the ruler of the roost, from nose all the way through the palette. Although, there is some lovely raspberry lingering, especially through the mid palette. Rich in flavour, with beautiful deep colours, this wine has the look, smell and taste all in alignment and leaves you wanting more. Being the king of varietals, this Cabernet Sauvignon will certainly benefit with careful cellaring.

VINEYARD

The shelmerdine estate, located in the picturesque Nagambie region. Situated at 230m above sea level, the Cabernet was planted in 1999 on textured sandy red clay loams over free draining soil. East to west facing.

WINEMAKING

100% machine picked in March 2020. Inoculated & fermented over a 2 week period. Matured in a combination of aged french oak hogs heads over 11 months. Bottled 25 February 2021.

12.5% alc / 7.4 std drinks

Vegan Friendly

2019 GRACIANO

NAGAMBIE VINEYARD

Graciano is an aromatic red wine grape variety that is prized for the rich colour and flavour it gives. There’s a herbaceous characteristic sparking woody/oily herbs on the nose and palate such as thyme or rosemary.

VINEYARD

The Shelmerdine Estate, located in the picturesque Nagambie region. Situated at 400m above sea level, the Graciano was grafted on merlot vines in 2016 on textured sandy red clay loams over free draining soil east to west facing.

WINEMAKING

100% hand picked Graciano on 27 Mar 2019. Inoculated & fermented in fermentation pots and matured in a combination of aged french oak. Bottled in March 2020.

13.4% alc / 7.9 std drinks

Vegan Friendly

2019 BASTARDO

NAGAMBIE VINEYARD

Bastardo originated in the Jura region of Eastern France, where it is known as Trousseau. Much more widely grown in Portugal under various names including Bastardo. In the Douro region it is used in Port blends or in red wines either as a varietal or in blends. Our Bastardo has full fruit intensity with tones of blackberry and mulberry. Medium body in comparison to a Pinot Noir with a little more grunge.

VINEYARD

The Shelmerdine Estate is located in the picturesque Nagambie region. Situated at 400m above sea level, the Bastardo was grafted on merlot vines in 2016 on textured sandy red clay loams over free draining soil east to west facing.

WINEMAKING

100% hand picked Bastardo on 6 Mar 2019. Innoculated & fermented in open fermentation pots and matured in a combination of aged french oak. Bottled in March 2020. 14.5% alc / 8.6 std drinks. Vegan Friendly