We are proud to present the 2011 Vintage Sparkling, grown and made here in Nicholson, East Gippsland, using the traditional ‘hands-on’, ‘Méthode Champenoise’.
June 06, 2017
May 30, 2017
Comments about the Nicholson River included, “A unanimous choice for our tasting panel, and ‘a wine of a different level, with great oak use and freshness of fruit, golden apple, pineapple and vanilla notes’, according to team leader Laurent Richet MS, with Tate Catering’s Hamish Anderson noting ‘lemon peel, wax and honey, an old school feel with toast and cream, depth of flavour and generosity’. Agustin Trapero of Avenue found ‘complex ripe mango and mandarins, with white chocolate notes and yoghurt texture’. ‘Huge depth and intensity, such a lovely mouthfiller, fab wine,’ concluded Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering.”
- December 09, 2016
May 12, 2016
Interesting and challenging are the words that come to mind when thinking of vintage 2016
Spring was wet, with periods of heat and cold. This resulted in good growth, and flowering spread out over a long period. Rain fell on 16 days in January, and 18 in March. Thankfully February was dry, and we held the botrytis and mildews at bay.
We began picking quite early – mid February. Then, the weather cooled, ripening halted, and we finished picking quite late. It was one of the most protracted vintages we’ve ever had – 8 weeks. We picked 26 tonnes of fruit – our largest since 2010.