This chardonnay is picked early to retain natural acidity and citrus flavours. Unique structure, blended with a small portion of unoaked wine to increase the fresh lifted fruit on the palate. The result of a 5 year discovery of Hunter Valley Chardonnay.
Silkman won Best Chardonnay in Australia for their 2014 Reserve in the Halliday Chardonnay Challenge and this vintage follows on beautifully. Very much in the contemporary style of Hunter Chardonnay; elegant, restrained French oak, lean mineral fruit characters, persistence of flavour.
Kiss Shiraz is the pinnacle of Andrew Thomas' range and is something of a Hunter Valley Shiraz benchmark. Rich, powerful cassis fruit with classic structure and balance. Quite simply ... elegant and utterly seamless.
Vibrantly aromatic in its red berry, savoury and earthy perfume. Great concentration of dark berried fruits, with a taut tannin profile that extends right through the length of the palate.
Distinctive floral notes of violets and potpourri, the 2016 vintage has provided a pretty, perfumed red and blue fruited frame, and a lengthy, supple tannin profile. The deliciously intense mid palate provides some awesome current drinking appeal.
This blend was pioneered in the Hunter Valley in the early part of last century and is currently enjoying a welcome renaissance. Elegantly structured, the blend provides a wonderful complexity with the rich earthy tones of Hunter Valley Shiraz with the vibrancy of Pinot Noir.
A super textural wine with extended palate length and weight. Aromas of warm biscuit and a hint of citrus. A rich and alluring palate, tantalising in its crispness, with orange, honeysuckle and gingerbeer-esk characters.
This Vermentino has wonderful aromas of jasmine, white nectarine and a touch of warm spice. The palate is full bodied with flavours of pear and a crisp minerality. The ultimate food wine.
Suzanne Little was previously winemaker for Rosemount Estate where she was responsible for their range of premium Chardonnay. Her aim with the Little Gem is to make an approachable Chardonnay that is balanced and delicious.