Hand-picked and gently pressed has maximised the 'fruit core'. Barrel fermented and partial lees stirring added complexity and richness.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
Estate wine. Honey drew, white peach, a little almond and ginger spice oak. Good flavour, zesty acid, even flow and a persistent finish offering lime and spice as a farewell. Has an effortless appeal and built-in ease of drinking. Light flinty textural touches are at play too. Excellent value. Yum. Rating 93 - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, November 2011
An altogether elegant wine, precisely that expected of this vintage and the Village label. It is as much minerally as it is fruity, the presence of oak a matter of texture as much as flavour. If you want a little more flesh and don't mind sacrificing some of the freshness, cellar for 2-3 years.
Rating 90 - Drink by 2016 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw with green hues
Lovely white peach & pear fruit. Creamy 'barrel ferment', cashew nut supported by a citrus/mineral freshness.
An intoxicating mix of stonefruit purity and an edgy flintiness. Vanillin oak spice richness finishing with a crisp clean acid tail.
Now - 2016