Current Release

2021 PINOT NOIR ROSÈ

MELBA BLOCK

The 2021 Rosé is crafted using 100% Pinot Noir grapes from our Melba Block. This year we upgraded from a basket to a vacuum bladder press. Being a more delicate process, we have found that this rosé has retained more aromatics and fruit character. Keeping with our preferred french-style of rosé, the subtlety of the strawberry nose is balanced beautifully with a mineral and savoury palate, yet bright finish. This elegant rosé will drink beautifully during the warmer months. Perfect for any occasion

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. Clones – 114, 115, MV6

WINEMAKING

100% handpicked on 03 March 2021. Chilled overnight and whole bunch vacuum bladder pressed. Matured in a stainless tank over 5 months. 100% malolactic fermentation and sugar dry. Being a cool summer, we saw the fermentation take place over a two week period. Temperatures controlled to ensure a mid 20 degree ferment. 165 doz bottled 18 August 2021. Unfined and unfiltered. pH 3.15 // TA 6.3 13.5% alc / 8.0 std drinks Vegan Friendly

2018 BLANC DE BLANCS

HOME BLOCK

The wet December, followed by a hot summer made for some beautiful fruit complexity and natural acidity. 100% hand picked Chardonnay on 18 February 2018. Delightfully fresh, with notes of citrus on the palate. Method-Traditionnelle disgorged August 2021 with a dosage of 3.5g/l. Perfect with seafood or that special celebration

VINEYARD

Steels Gate Vineyard, Chardonnay block. Situated at 230m above sea level, the Chardonnay was planted in the early 1980’s on an undulating, south-west facing slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely unirrigated and hand nurtured. Surrounded by National Park.

WINEMAKING

100% handpicked Chardonnay on 18 February 2018 and chilled in the cool room overnight. Part whole bunch and part de-stemmed. Hydraulic basket pressed to 250 bar and repeated 3 times to ensure gentle extraction of juice. 80% free run juice. Chardonnay was inoculated 3 days later with a 14 day fermentation period. Juice was placed in the cool room to control ferment temperatures. Disgorged in August 2021 with a dosage of 3.5g/l

pH 3.26 // TA 6.9
11.4 % alc // 6.7 std drinks
Vegan friendly

2020 RIESLING

NAGAMBIE VINEYARD

2020 was a very cool and wet year – perfect for Riesling! Fresh and lively; Stone fruits, lime and citrus notes with a fresh clean finish. Pairs perfectly with oysters.

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 in Mar 2020. De-stemmed and pressed, with overnight juice settling. Fermented and matured in a combination of aged french oak and stainless tank.

13% alc / 7.7 std drinks

Vegan Friendly

2020 CHARDONNAY

HOME BLOCK

The nose displays soft melon and mineral tones. Citrus characters when fridge temperature, but once warmed to the recommended 10-12 degrees, this wine delivers lychee and guava, with the citrus remaining as a more subtle background character. On the mid palate, there is a slight tart mineral character, yet balanced by the softness from the malolactic fermentation. Using only French oak with approximately 20% new, there is a lovely woody influence that does not overpower the fresh fruit characters, but rather helps balance into a lovely easy drinking Chardonnay. Enjoyed on its own all year round or accompanying a vast number of foods from vegetable dishes, seafood and chicken through to cheese and cold meats.

VINEYARD

Steels Gate Vineyard, Chardonnay block. Situated at 230m above sea level, the Chardonnay was planted in the early 1980’s on an undulating, south-west facing slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely unirrigated and hand nurtured. Surrounded by National Park.

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 20% new oak. Matured on full ferment lees for 10 months. Bottled 01 Feb 2021. Unfined and unfiltered.

pH 3.25 // TA 5.65
12.0 % alc / 7.1 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

2020 PINOT NOIR

HOME BLOCK

2020 was an extremely wet and cold year. If the pandemic wasn’t enough, we lost 50% of fruit across both vineyards due to hail and stuck cap. With the limited fruit, we decided to go back to our beginnings and make a single vineyard Pinot Noir from our home block. It has all the usual cherry and strawberry characteristics (reminiscent of our 2017 Pinot Noir), forest floor complexity, yet far more delicate.

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 April 20th 2020. 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 2nd February 2021. 189 dozen produced.

12.5% alc // pH 3.64 // TA 5.5

Vegan Friendly

2020 SOUZÀO

NAGAMBIE

The initial nose is very representative of the Iberian varietals with a savory and slightly spicy richness about it. Although fully fermented with no residual sugars, the strong fruit characters deliver perceived sweetness, yet herbaceous. The driving fruit character is strawberry, something not often found in “bigger” reds, followed by some lovely softer blackberry notes. Ageing in only old French oak has allowed this wine to truly express its fruit nature, which makes it a lovely wine to pair with so many different foods from spicy through to many deserts.

VINEYARD

The Shelmerdine Estate, located in the picturesque Nagambie region. Situated at 400m above sea level, the Souzão 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 Souzão in March 2020. Inoculated & fermented over a 2 week period. Matured in a combination of aged french oak hogs heads over 11 months. Bottled 10 February 2021.

13.0% alc / 7.7 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 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

2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

NAGAMBIE VINEYARD

Stunning dark purple colour lives up to expectation with well-rounded dark cherries, blackberry and mulberry filling the palate.

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 harvested Cabernet Sauvignon on 16 Mar 2018. De-stemmed (10% whole bunch). Fermented and matured in a combination of aged french oak barrels (hogs-heads)

13.5% alc / 8.0 std drinks.

Vegan Friendly

2018 CABERNETS

MELBA BLOCK

This medium bodied Cabernet blend displays bright classic flavours of dark cherries and plum, with an undertone of mandarin. Gorgeous cassis with hints of cedar on the nose, this estate blend has vibrant acidity and will reward with careful cellaring.

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% Hand picked Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (19%) on 21 Mar 2018. Inoculated & Co-fermented and matured in a combination of aged french oak barrels (hogs-heads) for 12 months. Bottled in March 2019.

13.5% alc/ 8.0 Std Drinks
Vegan Friendly

2018 SHIRAZ

MELBA BLOCK

This excellent cool climate ‘syrah style’ wine, is highly aromatic and is set to enhance any evening or dinner party. Gorgeous deep plum and dark cherries are displayed, stylistically fruit driven with lovely soft tannin. Pairs beautifully with barbecued lamb or rich dark chocolate for dessert.

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% Hand picked Shiraz on 19 Mar 2018. De-stemmed (10% whole bunch). Fermented and matured in a combination of aged french oak barrels (20% new hogs-heads) for 12 months. Transferred in to stainless tank for a month, prior to bottling in May 2019.

14% alc/ 8.3 std drinks
Vegan Friendly