All the details on the new release wines are right here including our new Immigrants – Montepulciano and Barbera.
The first of our new release wines is the 2022 Wildwater Sparkling Pignoletto which was harvested on 16th February 2022 at our Wildwater Vineyard. At the winery, the grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermented to dryness in stainless steel. The wine was then bottled and began secondary ferment in May 2022. It then spent 14 months on lees, before being disgorged in August 2023.
With this wine, we use the ‘methode traditionelle’ to make the wine with minimal intervention to allow the Pignoletto grape to be the star. It reflects the Wildwater vineyard terroir, its landmark towering gum tree and the guinea fowl who live amongst the vines.
Our 2023 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon began its journey in late February with the Sauvignon Blanc from Kinglake harvested on the 2nd March and the Semillon from Wildwater harvested slightly earlier on the 23rd of February.
The winemaking process for the 2023 SBS involved a separate cold ferment using stainless steel. The two wines were blended to achieve optimum balance and flavours whilst maintaining a predominantly Sauvignon Blanc character.
This 2023 SBS is pale straw in colour, with fresh apple to lime notes and herbaceous overtones. A clean crisp wine best enjoyed with grilled fish or chicken, or a simple Caesar salad.
Harvested on 17th February again this year. The fruit was crushed and pressed within 2 hours of harvest. The juice was cooled to 10 degrees C, settled and racked after 36 hours. Fermentation was performed at 13-15 degrees C, using a wild yeast from the vineyard. It was fermented to dryness within 21 days. After this the wine was left on lees for 3 months before the wine was racked. Further fining and cold stabilisation took place prior to bottling in June.
A lovely fruity textured style this year, with lots of depth to the palate. Highly recommended to be enjoyed with seafood.
Always our first harvest these grapes were handpicked on the 8th February this year. It is an absolutely delicious wine this year, our sweet but dry Italian.
A touch of ‘rosa’ (pink hue) with all the richness of peach and apricot on the palate.
Best enjoyed with a plate of traditional Turkish Delight.
Awarded Best Sweet Table Wine at the 2023 WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show.
Our 2022 Dolcetto was harvested on the 23rd March at our Wildwater site before being crushed, destemmed and transferred to an open fermenter, where the juice was inoculated with yeast. Once the ferment had begun, the skins were plunged every 6 hours and kept under 30°C until dryness was achieved. Then, before the ferment was complete, the wine was inoculated with an MLF bacteria. The wine was then left for 7 days on skins, once fermentation was complete.
Our 2022 Dolcetto is a deep raspberry hue, with a palate of black cherries and liquorice. It is a dry and scrumptious red wine with mouth-filling savoury tannins. Enjoy this wine with pasta with a meat sauce, roasted poultry or a simple pizza.
The New Immigrants – Only available at the cellar door.
The following are the first releases of our small batches of new Italian red varietals, Montepulciano and Barbera. These grapes are grown at our Wildwater Vineyard in the Harvey hills. There is a small quantity available at the cellar door for those who get their quickly.
2022 Montepulciano (Mon-tae-pul-chee-AH-noh)
This is the 2nd most planted variety in Italy after sangiovese, and we grow it up at our Wildwater Vineyard.
Red plum, blackberry and thyme are all characters of the palate. It is juicy and delicious. Pairs well with a wide variety of foods due to having a natural elevated acidity.
Enjoy with aged cheddar, parmesan and relishes or a simple pizza.
$35.00 per bottle
2022 Barbera (Bah-beuh-ruh)
Originating in the Piedmonte region of North West Italy, this is the 3rd most planted grape variety after Sangiovese and Montepulciano.
Think tart cherry, black pepper and licorice with low tannins and high acidity.
A prefect match to mediterranean style foods rich in high fat, a traditional Spaghetti Bolognese and Ragu.
$35.00 per bottle (limit of 3 bottles per order)