Barossa - Eden Valley Grenache Shiraz Blend
Vineyard: All the vineyards in the Four Corners range are assessed separately to ensure each parcel of fruit delivers its best individual expression of the Eden Valley region. The hero of this blend is the Grenache sourced from the original and ancient Hamilton vineyard near Springton. With only one tonne secured, it was blended with Shiraz from the Eden Valley region including a small parcel from Poonawatta vineyard to enable this beautiful blend.
Season: The 2012 growing season delivered mild conditions producing moderate yields. No severe weather events occurred which provided excellent growing conditions for high quality Eden Valley Shiraz and Grenache.
Wine making: 53% Grenache/47% Shiraz. All the vineyards in the Four Corners range are assessed separately to ensure each parcel of fruit delivers its best individual expression of the Eden Valley region. Wine grapes are picked and fermented separately before transferring to seasoned oak barrels and matured. The final blend delivers the Poonawatta signature Four Corner Blend.
Appearance: Deep crimson red
Aroma/Bouquet: Elegant, composed and compact, flavours of raspberry, ripe plum, cherry and some black fruits are beautifully integrated, with floral and spicy notes adding complexity.
Palate: Vibrant and fresh with luscious red fruits dominating the palate. Delicate silky tannin is balanced and supported with nuances of French oak.
Food Pairing: Fantastic with lamb dishes or a spicy Asian cuisine, Moroccan Tagine or cheese plates.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 100 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: 15+ years
Wine maker: Reid Bosworth/Andrew Holt
100% Vegan friendly white wine from Barossa's high country - Eden Valley!
Chaffey Bros Wine Co. award winning single vineyard wines are noted as a local talking point. Fresh, zippy, aromatic, dry to fruity palates and incredibly fashionable; if that's your thing.
The Chaffey Punkt Collection will be the perfect one stop pack for your next dinner party or just grab one to top up your wine shelf.
A wine collection to suit all white wine lovers;
1 x Tripelpunkt Riesling
1 x Duftepunkt Riesling/Gewurztraminer Blend
1 x Funkelpunkt Sparkling Riesling (Dry Style)
1 x Bluhenpunkt (100% Gewurztraminer)
1 x Kontrapunkt (100% Kerner - Dry Style)
1 x Not Your Grandma's Riesling
Barossa - Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Refosco Blend
Vineyard: Situated in the northern end of Eden Valley is the family owned and operated vineyard of Garden & Field. The site is spectacular which takes in a landscape of rolling hills with vineyards dotted in the distance. Planted on own roots and established as a non- irrigated site, with a southerly aspect. Elevation of 390m consisting of ancient volcanic soil, red brown earth, ironstone, quartz and schist rock lay over clay & limestone.
Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. Due to the site elevation and vineyard establishment, little frost settled on the grape vines. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February. The wine grapes were not affected due to no irrigation on site which grapes to ripen with full colour and flavour intensity.
Wine making: Cabernet Sauvignon and Refosco grapes were handpicked before a gentle basket press on site. Skin contact and hand plunging of the fermenting wine grapes continued for for 4-6 weeks, until dry. Traditional handcrafted and tended, reminiscent of yesteryear before maturing in seasoned French oak for 22 months. When bottled the wine was cellared to rest for a further six months prior to release.
Appearance: Deep crimson brick red with purple hue
Aroma/Bouquet: Aromas of violets, blue & black berries and exotic spices. Leather and cedar nuances intertwine with ripe berries and an earthy nose.
Palate: French oak dances around black and mulberry fruits with hints of leather and cedar notes.The wine offers layers of complexity, with concentrated fruit integrating through fine tannin structure. The palate is medium weight with an elegant finish.
Food Pairing: Osso Bucco, hearty Italian cuisine or any rich intense flavoured food. This wine long for a food partner.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 35 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: now - 2040+
Wine maker: Peter Raymond
Barossa - Eden Valley Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Kerner Blend
A delicate balance of floral bouquet's, hints of spice with a clean and softly textured finish. A blend of three grape varieties and the only blend of it kind in Australia; Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Kerner (see Kontrapunkt Chaffey wine for more information).
Vineyard: The Fechner brothers' applauded vineyard in the Eden Valley is unique for both its spectacular aromatics and its unique varietal mix.
Season: Eden Valley received good winter rains which set the growing season off to a good start. Flowering was consistent with bunches setting well and generous quantities expected. Summer was warm and dry with the added benefit of Eden Valley's high altitude allowing cool evening's and breezes to assist with wine grapes maintaining freshness and high levels of natural acidity
Winemaking: This field blend is a co-fermentation consisting of 40% Riesling, 40% Gewürztraminer and 20% Weißer Herold or Kerner grape variety (from one of only two Australian plantings of this Riesling-Trollinger crossbreed).
Appearance: Clean and clear in colour.
Aroma/Bouquet: Düfte Punkt is an aromatic paradigm-shift. Striking Lychee and Turkish delight aromas, followed by orange blossom, musk with a touch of rosewater.
Palate: A complex palate that is layered and luscious, showing lychees, mandarins, minerality and a lingering powder-puff of florals.
Food Pairing: Perfect with a pork roast or anything with a bit of heat and spice.
Residual Sugar: 5.9g/L
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Cellar potential: drink now to 10+ years
Winemakers: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela