The White Gravels Hill Shiraz is produced from the Concongella Vineyard. There is, as the name suggests, ‘white gravels’ which lay over granite. The geology and soils of the White Gravels Hill are markedly different from the sites directly around the cellars.
The name Hamill tells a multigeneration story of the Thomson family, beginning with Emily Grace Hamill, who married Fredrick Thomson. Hamill Shiraz is produced from the Sugarloaf vineyard, which is situated amongst the rolling hills surrounding the black ranges.
The 2014 Thomson Family Shiraz was awarded the ‘Wine Of the Year’ for the 2017 Halliday Wine Companion and the 2017 was awarded 99 points for the 2020 Wine Companion. It is hand harvested, hand plunged and fermented in small open fermenters.
Inspired by the great Shiraz wines of the world often made with some viognier. This wine contains a small amount of Viognier, which helps brighten the colour, lift the aromatics and polish the Shiraz flavours on the palate.
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.
Bart’s Block is a very special parcel of dry grown Shiraz in the Concongella vineyard. Planted in 1966 with Best’s Old Block Clone Shiraz and named to commemorate the birth of Hamish “Bart” Thomson in the same year.
It’s fair to say it’s our favourite grape varietal, and whether you call it shiraz or syrah there’s lots to love about this distinctive red wine. We’ve been making shiraz in our home of Great Western, Victoria for over five generations.
Every four years, the prestigious auction house Langton’s releases a new classification of Australian Wines which highlights the best performing, most collected, and esteemed wines, based on the wines reputation and track record at auction.
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