In 2005 a Tasmania born and raised couple bought a two hectare vineyard in the heart of the Pipers Brook wine region at the age of 24. They were already worldly (or at least mainlandly) winemakers and since that day they have not looked back.
Source from a single, over 20 year old Pipers Brook vineyard. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, wild yeast fermentation, lees stirring, 10 months maturation in French oak puncheons, half new, half 1 year old. This is all exotic citrus, spice, oak, floral and a hint savoury. Fleshy palate with plenty of character to match bold flavours in a dish, roast chicken is a pretty happy marriage. It will definitely develop and evolve over the short to mid term in bottle.
Tasmania – The beautiful Island south of the Australian mainland that has carved out a reputation for quality sparkling wine and Pinot Noir. Tasmania’s cooler climate regions and longer growing season make it perfect for aromatic styles of wine. A wealth of quality focussed producers have held lift the status of the whole island.
Chardonnay – The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.