FLYS IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS AFTER THE EVENT James Halliday Top 100 Wines 2020 High-toned blossom/flower scents fill the bouquet. The palate is juicy with Rose's lime juice and crisp, clear acidity to give balance now and join forces with the fruit as the wine gains texture and complexity with prolonged cellaring. Max & Me 2021 ‘Mirooloo Road’ is from grapes grown by Michael Mason on his Flaxman Valley vineyard. The site (on Mirooloo Road) is cool, with a southerly aspect. Natural yield restraint occurs due to the limited fertility and soil-depth of the quartz and mica schist with shallow underlain sandstone bedrock. Pick date: 04/03/2021. An...
FLYS IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS AFTER THE EVENT James Halliday Best New Winery 2021. James Halliday 95/100 James Halliday Top 100 for 2020 "A 60/30/10% blend, the grenache ex 60yo Blewitt Springs bush vines, all components picked early for vibrancy. Partial whole-bunch fermentation, briefly matured in used oak. Holding its hue well, and delivering a very complex yet juicy palate, jumping with spice and fine, savoury tannins." Only 250 dozen made. WINERY NOTE: The ‘Entrada’ range of wines are made in a modern, approachable, drink now style. Inspired by Winemaker Alan Varney’s time in the small Portuguese town of Entradas, in Alentejo, where he...
FLYS IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS AFTER THE EVENT WINERY NOTE: Single Vineyard Shiraz, fruit sourced from ‘Springs Hill Vineyard’, Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale grown by the Whaite family Dry Grown on Holocene Sand, North/South aspect 205-210m altitude. Planted 1998. A vineyard we both have worked with in previous roles and one we were instantly drawn to for our Shiraz. 2020 is our third release of this single vineyard wine. Hand-picked fruit, wild-fermented in a 132-year-old wax lined concrete open fermenter, 22% whole bunch (foot trodden for tannin extraction from ripe rachis), remainder destemmed. Cold soaked for 5 days, plunged and pumped over...
FLYS IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS AFTER THE EVENT "From the estate vineyard at Blewitt Springs on 750 million-year-old soils. Cold soaked, cool-fermented, 14 days on skins, matured in old French and American oak for 18 months. The finish is lively and textured, black cherry dipped in dark chocolate." James Halliday 95. WINERY NOTE: These grapes are from our organic Shiraz vineyard which sits on ancient sands over clay and silt stone which dates back 750 million years. This wine has been cold soaked, basket pressed and matured for 18 months in new and seasoned oak. Our viticultural practices are organic and ultimate respect is given to the fruit in our...
FLYS IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS AFTER THE EVENT James Halliday 97 points. "Selectiv-harvested at night, open-fermented, maceration pigeage, 9 days on skins, maturation in French hogsheads and puncheons (30% new) for 18 months. A shiraz of great quality and style, with the dark berry fruits, the tannins and the oak in perfect harmony. 220 dozen made." WINERY NOTE: Max & Me Shiraz 2017 is from our Boongarrie Estate ‘House Block’ Shiraz, a small ironstone-rich block planted in 1998 with cuttings from the old-block Shiraz on Poonawatta Vineyard, a legendary local Eden Valley source block. Pick date: 13/04/17. Winemaking continued methods used for the...
FLYS IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS AFTER THE EVENT 87 Dozen Only Made James Halliday Best New Winery 2021. "From vineyards in Clarendon, Tatachilla and Macclesfield, cold-soaked, 5% whole bunches, destemmed, not crushed, 14-22 days on skins, fermented with custom-made headed down open top fermenters, pressed to mature barrels for 10 months, 84 dozen made. Everything to love about the wine: the spicy/savoury input of '17, the mouthwatering texture, the evocative call of a wine blended with such skill, yet keeping the blend under cover." James Halliday 96/100
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