Chardonnay was one of the varietals planted in the Concongella Vineyard in the 1970’s despite the fact that cuttings were extremely hard to come by at the time. The fruit for this wine comes from an old single vineyard located in a cool sheltered site within the Great Western GI.
Bin No. 1 is a classic, cool climate, aromatic Shiraz, made in a style that is perfumed, spicy and peppery, yet well balanced with no overt dominance of alcohol. It’s a great match with food – particularly dishes like spring lamb.
The subject of food and wine matching can be daunting, but with a few straightforward tips you’ll be successfully pairing like a pro in no time. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the process!
This wine exhibits both the complexities of a barrel ferment and spontaneous fermentation without the overt oak flavour, due to the large size and subtlety of the large French and Austrian oak foudre (barrels).
This unique wine comes from our ‘Young Vine’ plantings of Pinot Meunier which were established in 1970. Although eminently drinkable now, previous examples of this wine prove that it will age gracefully for many years to come. Try this, if you can, in 5-10 years time.
Keen hikers have long been lured to Victoria’s Grampians to traverse the region’s incredible ancient bushland and craggy peaks. Now, the newly opened Grampians Peaks Trail is posing a challenge like few others, while offering some of the best panoramic views in the country.