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Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»
Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally remarkable for their individuality, they speak of little places, husbanded to artisanal winemaking practices, the most wonderful expressions of Mornington... Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»

Hardys Oomoo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
Oomoo just gets more popular with each new release. The reason behind it's runaway success is no big secret to anybody who has ever enjoyed Oomoo, a splendid wine with superb fruit character and an affable structure that's fashioned to be a joy to drink. Oomoo comes to Coonawarra in search of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, the nose is highly appealing with requisite violet and cassis perfumes, the palate is brimming with melt in the mouth cherry bramble flavours, the oak is stylish, the tannins inseparable and judiciously firm.
The story of Oomoo begins as Thomas Hardy's first wine venture at Bankside, a property on the banks of River Torrens just west of Adelaide. Hardy's now retain the finest Cabernet vineyards in Coonawarra and beyond. Fruit is harvested and taken to the Hardy wineworks for crushing, followed by a term of cold soak maceration. Exacting techniques are employed to manage the amount of contact between pulp, juices and skin for optimal extraction of flavour and tannin. Parcels are treated to a combination of new and old world winemaking techniques, inoculated in a combination of fermenters and vinified at controlled temperatures. The finished wine is matured for a year in a selection of fine French oak barriques.
Deeply crimson with garnet hues. Fragrant varietal leaf characters, mints and cassis, liquorice and cedar, blackcurrants and aromatic mocha oak, lifted sage notes. The palate is all about luscious mulberry and blackcurrant flavours, supported by spiced chocolate oak and regional mint, the tannins are seamless, offering terrific line and length. Oomoo will suitably accompany a slow cooked duck or marinated cutlets of lamb.
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