An elegant Chardonnay with complexity, texture and fine acidity. Delicate but full flavoured.
The 2017 vintage gave fruit of intense flavour and aroma. Partial barrel fermentation has added texture and depth to the sweet floral and pear characters. Hints of sweet spice and honey accompany the stone fruit. This wine has a silky body, mouth‐filling texture and a balanced citrus finish.
This Pinot Gris fruit was hand‐picked in two passes at differing ripeness to produce a wine with fine structure and lifted fruit aromas. The earlier pick provides the tight acid and restraint with the riper pick adding body and richness.
Partial barrel ferment in older barriques with weekly lees stirring over three months has given extra depth and added complexity on the palate.
The Deviation Road vineyard is situated at 550m in the famously cool Adelaide Hills. The altitude of this particular site ensures cool conditions during ripening, ideal for freshness and elegance.
Food Match: Best with seafood and white meats
APPELLATION: Yarra Valley
VINEYARDS: Applejack, Gruyere Farm, Sexton, Tarraford, Wombat Creek
VARIETAL: 100% Chardonnay
HARVESTED: February - March 2017
BOTTLED: October 2017
Alc/Vol (%): 13.5
TA (g/L): 7.39
CELLARING: Now - six years
SEASON: 2017 really was a sensational vintage! Good intermittent rainfall with cool to mild temperatures, and not a day over 40 degrees during the summer months marked 2017 out as a classic cool climate vintage. All varieties came in later than average, ripening at an unhurried pace in these ideal growing conditions, producing wines of incredible structure, detail and length.
Natural winemaking philosophy, while making quality the priority. Minimal intervention in the vineyard and 100% hand-picked.
Fermented in 500L puncheons (20% new, 80% older) using indigenous yeasts.
Batonage for the first two months, then just topped.
30% malolactic fermentation.
Seven months in new and used French oak - 20% new, 80% older.
Bottled by gravity, no filtration at bottling.
“Dusty almost peppery aroma, a hint of cut radish, with an obvious oak contribution. The palate is bright and fresh, crisp and tangy with very dry, piercing flavour and good length.
A very refreshing, intense, delicious wine.”
This pale yellow hued Pinot Gris from Small Valley Vineyard exhibits lively aromas of white apples and pears, coupled with floral nuances of blossom. This delightful Pinot Gris is light and elegant on the palate, filled with lush flavours of pear and white nectarine, and supported by light hints of honeysuckle and lime. The finale is spicy yet delicate. Suggested food pairings for this alluring white wine include raw fish, shellfish, or tostadas served with fresh mozzarella and basil.
Small Valley is a picturesque vineyard situated in Torrens Valley in the heart of Adelaide Hills. This lush vineyard is known for its ancient, nutrient rich soils and unique topography, which aid in the production of full flavoured and cooler wine varietals.
Wines by KT are small, lovingly cared for parcels of fruit that utilise traditional techniques in their creation. I’m passionate about the township of Watervale 5452 and am working with dry grown, sustainably farmed vineyards in the area. With gentle care from grapegrower to winemaker, working with both organic and biodynamic principles, it’s my intention to produce wines with drinkability and personality.
5452 by KT is sourced from both the peglidis vineyard and churinga vineyard riesling. This dry Riesling and its zesty fruit flavour, shows varietal citrus and punchy fruit characters with a crisp finish.
Sealed with a screwcap to ensure integrity of product, you can be confident that this wine will continue to reward you with careful cellaring.
Citrus and passionfruit nose with white stone fruit and a delightful light creaminess with the palate fresh and enticing on entry with citrus and light tropical notes. Mid palate shows wonderful depth of flavour from partial barrel fermentation in French Barriques. Finishing with great length and crisp acidity.
The intention with Minnow Creek is to maintain the goal of sourcing the best parcels of fruit in order to craft wines which continue to reflect the full flavoured generosity for which McLaren Vale is justifiably renowned.
Small scale winemaking allows Minnow Creek to assert complete control over the winemaking process from picking through to bottling, in order to provide Minnow Creek customers with the truest expression of the Vales regional flavours.
John and Eithne Lagan arrived at Margaret River in 1968, first planting their vineyard in 1977. The Lagans planted the first vines in what is now one of the region’s oldest vineyards. They named their vineyard Xanadu after the poem Kubla Khan by the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.