Art wine prosecco Apple pear freshness not really floral nice acid line 12.7 gl sugar holds it quite well
Verdun park Amelia NV pn chard 10 meunier Traditional method nv 100 dozen Smoky toast biscuit lovely length great acid persistent biscuity finish lighter bubbles
Deviation Road Loftia chardonnay 50% self tirage 10% PNApple less complex less toasty
Bird in hand 2016 Restrained style melon passion fruit
Lobethal road 2016 Passion fruit persistent acid lemon
Pike and Joyce 2015 Good vintage much more gooseberry green pepper capsicum pyrazine NZ style tomato leaf
Catlin wild ferment 2015 Toasty smoky oak barrel ferment length nutty toast
Jared Stringer bird in hand World class chard lots microclimates specific clones for different sites
Nest Egg 2015 3 tiers named after gold mines nest egg flag ship 30 % new French oak,Lovely toasty buttery nose,Barrel wild ferment,lees stirring natural maloLong buttery finish
Shaw and Smith M3 benchmark,100% whole bunch cool room overnight while bunch pressing ,new and old French oak wild ferment battonage barrel age 9 month struck match noble reduction flinty Beautiful classic chardonnay toasty oaky smoky nose buttery.Lovely texture length smoke ++
Jeu de Fin end game 2015 Restrained hints toast oak lacks length complexity sl yeast no Malo sharper more Chablis
Lobethal Rd 2014 Bacchant Toasty smoke butter lovely mouthfeel texture yum oak lovely length texture and balance 50 % new oak
Larry Jacobs gave us an introduction . Gruners made with skin contact and often oak ferment give a lovely texture,seeks and finds oak character. Tasted with food matching in the picturesque vineyards of Pike and Joyce
Guthrie ‘wild’ Gruner Veltliner lovely texture peppery, apple pear white flowers.
Deviation road 2016 wild mint green peppery spritz mid palate celery
Catlin 2016 honeydew melon, lovely texture.Served with goats cheese and strawberry
Nepenthe winemakers selection
Hahndorf hill 2015 Texture lighter than chardonnay between aromatic varietals and Chardonnay
Mt lofty ranges 2014 lenswood Gary Sweeney. Site specific 42 dozen made,apple nutty citrus lime hint soy sauce mint Tropical fruit papaya 550m cool site
Pinot Noir presented by Gary Sweeney Mt Lofty Ranges ‘The greatest producers in the Adelaide Hills express great colour and sense of place more than other regions’
Henschke Giles 2014 Strawberry raspberry red fruits floral , Sandy block 13 % good PH soft cool climate Pinot great length med soft tannins sometimes picked in May can be very cool years fine chalky tannins fine grained 31 % new oak 10 months hint vanilla on finish
My lofty Ranges Lenswood 2014 Whisky, oak, strawberry,1 yr old barrel 100% whole bunch pressed,2 barrels only made ! 13.2% site specific.North facing picked March 4 th Med fine grained chalky tannin good length balance acidity crisp drier than others 10 month oak
Nepenthe the Good Doctor 2014 Earth, spicy, floral, cherry, bigger body more tannin soft chalky fine grained wild strawberry some stalks used inc structure
Shaw and smith 9 months oak less than other areas such as Mornington Peninsula, 12 months bottle prior to release. Herbal ,spicy, gamey, strawberry sl cooked perfumed oak soft tannin low extremely low yield vintage 1.5 tonnes per hectare .Don’t age like burgundy, not sure why new oak doesn’t over power wine.Beautiful expression pure fruit.
Lost in a forest in Uraida is a converted church. It now houses a wood fired pizza oven and wine lounge with art decorating the walls, based on a song by the Cure. A perfect setting to meet this entertaining group of hipsters at the forefront of winemaking in the Basket Range region of the Adelaide Hills. They share a philosophy of how wine should be made – with wild yeasts, as little added or taken away as possible, lots of skin contact, no filtration, and just the barest addition of sulphur at bottling.
Murdoch hill Wines – Michael Downer
Sulky Blanc – Blend of Riesling SB PG aromatic textural
Ridley Pinot by 2 Pinot Noir , Pinot Meunier 50 50 Very light colour red fruit perfumed nose candied cherries
The Surrey Pinot Meunier 100% 2016 Very light colour Nice candied cherry finish Gentle extract softer style hint spice
Sulky Syrah Merlot Light extract ? Carbonic , ester VA acetone light tannins
The landau 100 Syrah 2015 Blackberry and pepper med chalky tannins light and fruity
BK wines Brendan Keys
Pet Nat Chardonnay Cider yeast cloudy surprisingly good apple hint sugar helps
Bk Rose all Pinot Light fresh hint strawberry Crisp finish
Savagnin skin And bones Long time on skin and bone dry Savagnin thought it was Albariño 1 month on skins made like a red wine Orange peel marmalade white flower chamomile tea dried herbs thyme Long finish tannins.He says smells lol old people !
Swaby Chardonnay 2015 He makes 5 chardonnays Flinty smoky vanilla cream butter obvious Chardonnay old clone Picked earlier 30 % new French 10 m Malolactic per cent variable 100% in this nice good crisp finish gentle salinity Huge variability in region hills micro climates slopes .
Skin and bones Pinot noir 90 days skin extended macération fine long tannins can age well Earth gamey wild strawberry
Ochota Barrels Tara’s ochota
Ochota Barrels Chardonnay Likes texture whole bunch prolonged macération 13 % Names relate to punk music Champagne clone g 9 b 7 closed nose apples hopes for savoury finish, holds acidity 2 days skins
Ochota Barrels Gamay Half carb mac half whole bunch Cherry red fruit esters acetone obv carb Clean red fruit nervous tension One for the pizza
Ochota Barrels Grenache 100% whole bunch Planted 1947 Closed good tannins perfume on finish florality . Too young .
Ochota Barrels Syrah 100% whole bunch Carb mac type flavours also raspberry violet green peppercorn
Ochota Barrels Mataro Light fruit juicy lots chalky tannin savoury Persistent tannin needs age
Jaume -James Erskine
Sémillon 75 chenin Whole ferment Cider yeast fermenting ? Natural
1000 fires Huhndert Wasser lots colour slightly cloudy
Jaume Grenache Perfumed finish, violet chews, cedar, pencil shaving red cherry long length excellent Tannins good backbone +
Jaume Shiraz bit of Grenache, Blueberry, blackberry, red fruit, floral, violet ,herb, fine med tannins fruity .
Jaume grenache Ralph 2015 Complex nose liquorice spice, dried herbs pot pourrie dried rose petals Long floral finish very interesting floral length suphur free available les caves de pyrennes Lighter style.