Small Batch Collection
From time to time we see small parcels of fruit that stand out in the vineyard or winery and this Small Batch project gives us the opportunity to give these wines their own voice.
It may be a barrel or two, an unusual variety, a particular clone or even a section of the vineyard that ripens differently - we don't necessarily wish to define rules other than to presume these will be small quantities of 'one-off' wines that are made with minimal intervention and only when we see something unique or special.
The 'X' on the label represents the chalk marking made on the first barrels set aside for this project.
This wine was produced in the traditional style of the Pessac-Léognan in the Graves region of Bordeaux. The selected fruit went to 100% new oak for five months which added texture, complexity and subtle spice flavours.
94 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, Sep 2019
Produced from fruit planted at the Singlefile Denmark Vineyard, these Burgundian pinot noir clones were selected for their suitability to the cooler climates and rich soils. The viticulture and winemaking techniques used were with the sole purpose of highlighting the unique characteristics of Pinot Noir from this site. Made with minimum effective sulphites, it was not fined and only minimally filtered.
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This wine is made from 100% Waldron clone shiraz (also known as heritage or mission clone originating from Hawkes Bay, NZ). The Waldron clone is known to be more delicate than the typical #470 clone found in Frankland River.
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Maximum 2-bottles per member