Our Wines

Clemens Hill vineyard produces a range of excellent wines to suit a range of tastes, offering truly memorable and rewarding wine drinking experiences.

Chardonnay

This uses fruit sourced only from our Tashinga vineyard. The fruit is whole bunch pressed with free run juice only going straight to French oak (15% new). Fermentation involves 40% wild and 60% cultured yeasts plus full malo-lactic fermentation. Battonage is applied every 2 weeks during the wines 12 months in barrel and no sulphur dioxide addition. The wine is then fined, filtered and with small sulphur dioxide addition at bottling. 3 to 4 years bottle ageing is then applied prior to release.

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Sauvignon Blanc

Sourced only from our Clemens Hill vineyard, winemaking involves some whole bunch pressing and fermenting 15% juice in old oak to increase the texture and complexity of the wine. Semillon, grown at only a few sites in Tasmania, usually comprises up to 15% of the wine to add mid texture palate and intensity to the wine.

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Fume Blanc

This wine is crafted in the manner of white Bordeaux wines, including both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon in varying percentages depending upon the characteristics of each seasons fruit. The fruit is whole bunch pressed for free run juice. The wine is fermented in 500 litre (old and new) puncheons using 50% wild and 50% cultured yeast and 50% malo-lactic fermentation. Wine is matured in barrel for at 6 to 9 months with no sulphur dioxide and 2 weekly battonage. The wine is fined, filtered and bottled with small sulphur dioxide addition.

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Pinot Noir

This wine uses fruit sourced only from our Clemens Hill vineyard. 50% wild ferment and 50% cultured yeast is applied with pre-soak and post maceration of several days applied to both ferments and full malo-lactic fermentation is also used. The wine is matured in French oak (15% new) for 12 months with no sulphur dioxide addition and 2 weekly battonage. The wine is fined, filtered and a small amount of sulphur dioxide at bottling.

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Reserve Pinot Noir

This wine is sourced only from our “B” Block at Clemens Hill vineyard, that are the oldest vines on the property. With an enviable track of producing medal and trophy winning wines, the fruit from these low cropped vines was managed in a similar fashion as has been described for the 2012 Estate Pinot Noir. 4 years of bottle ageing was applied prior to commercial release.

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