“A powerful wine, very impressive.” – Huon Hooke
Our Aurelia range of wines are only produced from outstanding fruit in excellent vintages. The wines are “made” in the vineyard by selecting strongly performing clones and blocks for special treatment. This includes fastidious attention to canopy management and yield so that the the best fruit is harvested at optimal ripeness. This is followed by sensitive and creative wine making to extracts the best this carefully tended fruit can offer. Even with such attention to detail during the crafting of these special wines, only those that develop into wines of exceptional quality will earn the right to carry the Aurelia label.
Texture is the key to this wine’s appeal. Wild fermentation in oak and short-term barrel storage have added layer upon layer of flavour; and the wine has developed impressively in bottle. There are passionfruit and guava nuances, but also some grapefruit freshness.
The subtle oak treatment has given the wine depth of character, resulting in a firm, well-structured white, food friendly and suitable for short-term cellaring, that finishes impressively long, clean and dry.
Winemaker: Julian Alcorso
Critics Reviews and Scores
Light yellow. Bright colour. Attractive developed bouquet of oak and subtle dairy notes. Lovely roast hazelnut touches. Intense, concentrated and very long. A powerful wine, very impressive.
Score: 95 Points
Rank: #1 Chardonnay from Tasmania, 2008
7.5 standards drinks