The pinot noir from Central Otago will win fans at a rapid rate.
The Amen Break Quarry Ridge Victoria Chardonnay shows lifted aromatics of fig and pear, complexing reductive elements and a hint of white florals.
The Clandestine Vineyards #1 Grenache is the first offering from the single vineyards project by Vinaceous Wines. Select vineyards are chosen specifically for their regional historical significance, with the terroir being expressed through the wine.
Blended from two vineyards in Australia’s southwest, Vinaceous achieves delicate aromatics and intense fruit flavours, texture and length with clean, refreshing acidity.
Unashamedly a ‘drink now’ style, but ideally matched with an array of fresh seafood and be transported to your own Italian paradise…
A combination of Shiraz, Grenache and Tempranillo which produces a wine full of intrigue, subtlety and complexity.
The 2017 Reverend V Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates how a cooler sub-climate can produce outstanding fruit. Deep and brooding purple in colour, this Cabernet exhibits all the regional characters of Mount Barker, crunchy cassis perfume and cedar notes follow onto the palate of rich ripe berries. Generous weight and texture support the palate whilst the balance of oak and tannin provided exceptional length from start to finish. This Cabernet can be cellared for up to ten years – or if patience fails, drink with roasted or grilled red meats with all the trimmings, or mature cheeses.
The 2016 Reverend V Chardonnay is sourced from a vineyard in Margaret River – chosen for its cooler micro-climate presenting purity and linear acid profile. Brilliant in colour, this wine displays white peach and citrus on the bouquet and a touch of toasty oak. On the palate, these nuances intensify and manifest themselves. While the wine has spent eleven months in French oak barriques, the oak is beautifully crafted and integrated, with no other techniques used to pollute the purity of the variety. This wine shows best with brasserie roast chicken or international cheeses, and will will cellar for four to five years.
The 2016 Reverend V Syrah is a stylistic interpretation from mature vineyards located in Mount Barker. Beautiful vibrant purple in colour, this Syrah lends inviting spice and floral perfume aromatics with underlays of fleshy, juicy fruit. This mix of wild berry fruits extends across the palate with weight and texture and the gentle but firm oak integrates with this array of berry fruit, giving length and complexity. The Syrah can be cellared for up to eight years, or match with duck, game and light meats, or even aromatic spice dishes.