• Delivery
Wine clubWine clubWine clubWine club
  • Gift registry
  • Wishlist
  • FAQs
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade to conserve and restore the ancient vines,.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»
Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to grow world class wine. Vineyards thusly.. Barriques between the billabongs»
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»

Port Phillip Estate Port Phillip Serenne Block Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Mornington Victoria
Port Phillip Vineyard is quite small at only nine hectares, there are however unique microclimes within the property which make a rather articulate wine. During the harvest of a finer, warmer growing season, the team may set aside fruit fom a half hectare block of older vines, for a limited edition Shiraz of added richness, elocution and depth. Serenne makes a wine of dulcetly aromatic, black plum and mulberry flavours, a measure of vegemite savouryness and the piquancy of spiced game, the tannins are conspicuously tranquil, secure yet serene.
The viticulture at Port Phillip is all about maintaining a clean, healthy environment to encourage vines to grow the highest quality grapes. There are never any quotas, a smaller harvest of better fruit is the priority with every vintage, all that's required is respect for the sanctity of the soil and mother nature will take care of the rest. Shiraz grapes are destemmed, a portion remains as whole bunches, into traditional open vats for maceration and eighteen days of wild indigenous yeasts ferment. Batches are filled to seasoned French oak barrels for completion of spontaneous malolactic and sixteen months maturation, bottled without fining or filtration.
Dark purple crimson colour. Fragrant compote of blackcurrants, raspberry and blackberries, a savoury cleave of smoked meats and crushed meadow herbs, supported by the intrigue of barnyard and wet clay. The palate is ripe yet linear, juicy yet sinuous, layered with savouryness and ripe red berry flavours, its graceful earthiness and attractive plumpness complement an elegant tannin line.
Port Phillip Estate
1 - 9 of 9
1
1 - 9 of 9 1