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There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the Brunello commune of Montalcino. Whole bunches and wild ferments in the like of ancient clay urns, hand plunged in the old world way, appreciatively unfiltered for a tasteful measure of sauvage. Aficianados of small.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, his continuing role as chairman allows him to constantly keep abreast of new developments in Rieslings around the.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»

Skillogalee Gewurztraminer CONFIRM VINTAGE

Gewurztraminer Clare Valley South Australia
Skillogalee is blessed every year with harvests of the Clare Valley's finest Traminer, a bounty of the most outstanding quality fruit, which the dedicated team handcrafts into vintages of exquisite small batch wines. Skillogalee means classically structured Gewurztraminer, solidly built, aromatic and spicey with notes of hazel and honeysuckle, balanced between drying minerality and floral fruits. Traminer is a bliss alongside robust food, the ideal accompaniment to spiced Asian cuisine or richly flavoured white meat recipes.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
Favourable climes at Skillogalee combine with those cool autumn nights which make Clare Valley such a great place to grow aromatic white grapes. Gewurztraminer is encouraged through attentive viticulture, hand pruning and close vineyard management, to realize parcels of the finest fruit. The best of traditional and modern technologies are employed during vinification, to preserve the complex aromaticness and punctuated fruit flavours of Gewurztraminer. Hygiene programs are meticulous and great focus is placed on a gentle handling throughout the winemaking process. Grapes are fermented with light grape solids present, to achieve a wine of silky textures and engaging complexity.
Light, bright straw hues. Dominated by floral, rose petal bouquets, citrus and hazelnut oil, banana and hints of nougat, spicy lychee and lime marmalade aromas. On the palate alight flavours of peaches and mango, all the requisite flavours of Traminer, oranges and passionfruit, lychees and spice. The finish is clean and crisp with plenty of refreshing, zesty acidity.
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