A vibrant nose of citrus and apple with a sweet fruit lift. Nicely bubbly on the palate with an effervescent drive providing a good mouthfeel. A celebration style with nicely weighted sweet fruit and a cleansing acid finish. Chill well prior to serving.
The nose displays varietal hits of Shiraz characterised by black fruits, hints of chocolate and vanilla with subtle oak hints. The palate delivers vibrant dark fruits, a touch of sweet fruit and a thin weave of tannins before ending with medium concentration. Pair it with a steak sandwich.
“In contrast to the warm and compact growing season of 2016, Vintage 2017 saw a return to more traditional conditions. A cool and wet spring delayed budburst and flowering and consequently we had a later start to harvest in early March. Some truly ideal weather followed with about three to four weeks of blue skies and temperatures in the high 20’s with no heat spikes. The even temperatures, cool nights and long ripening period provided us with some excellent fruit across all varieties.” Rob Dolan – Winemaker
Colour: mid straw, green tinges
Aroma: lemon zest, stone fruits, honeysuckle + cashew
Palate: grapefruit, white peach, fine acidity + textural
Winemaking: Estate grown at our Mt Barker vineyard. 100% hand picked from Block 9. Chilled overnight to ensure minimum colour pick-up, whole bunch pressed with only 2 hours skin contact. 30% barrel fermented to give complexity.
Gold Medal and Trophy | Adelaide Hills Wine Show – Best Adelaide Hills Rose 2017 & 2018
Taste: Luscious on the palate with hints of strawberry, orange peel, roses and sweet herbs. Flavours of ripe berries. Notes of floral and herbs balance the bright acidity and mouth watering dry finish.
Extremely pale in colour, seductively salmon like. The nose shows nicely restrained red fruits, as well as rose petal and enticing spice notes. The palate exhibits a refreshing core of vibrant red berry and candied fruits, culminating with layers of complexity to an impressively long and dry finish. Perfect poolside drinking for summer with a fruit and cheese platter.
Nicely lied and aromatically charged with red berry fruit aromas hints of vanilla fresh ground spices and ripe plums. Soft and seductive tannins help shape the wine yet the weight of fruit ensures it remains lithe and generous.The palate rewards with fruit vibrancy, nuanced spice and milk chocolate and a fine, integrated acidity drive a long enjoyable finish. The wine is looking great right now but will also age confidently with very careful cellaring for up to 5 years.
The Light Pass sub-region of the Barossa Valley makes up the fruit source with typical plum, red licorice, chocolate and mocha characters adding interest and freshness.This is a contemporary Barossa Shiraz having spent maturation time in older oak adding subtle vanilla and earthy nuance. There’s softness on the finish while maintaining freshness and vibrancy. Pair with a classic roast beef and horseradish.
Deep crimson, the 2019 pinot noir has an incredibly perfumed and nuanced floral aroma. The palate is finely structured, concentrated and plush with a host of tightly packed red berry fruits. Polished and poised, the glossy sheen of subtle French oak is beautifully integrated in the background. The slightly chalky tannins have lovely finesse and delicacy, with a supple texture and incredible length. Stored carefully, this wine will age gracefully for at least 10 years.
It’s intense and complex with pristine peach and citrus fruit, subtle toasty oak and great depth of flavour, all tightly wrapped up in refined minerality. This is length and poise vinified. It will develop even more if cellared for another 2-3 years. Makes a flawless pair to smoked salmon and feta tartlets.
Visually this wine appears deep mulberry in colour with purple hues showing youthful exuberance. On the nose there is a delicious aroma presentation of mulberry, cherry, rose , violets, dark chocolate and ironstone with a completely intoxicating nectar. Classic old vine Cullen Wilyabrup, Cabernet Sauvignon. A powerful wine with fruit spreading across the palate. An abundance of fine tannins enhances the detail of Cabernet Sauvignon, balanced with rose, violets and a compote of fruit, mulberry, plum, and cassis deliciously dense with fruit. Smooth and long in flavour. Quintessential Diana Madeline in a great year.
These old vine Cabernet Sauvignon Houghton clones (8 different clones) were planted in 1971 on their own roots and are destined for the flagship wine Diana Madeline. 2018 produced small yields, being 5.88 tonnes per hectare of Cabernet Sauvignon from certified biodynamic, carbon negative fruit. This has created a natural wine with elegance, balance and power.
Medium red in colour with vibrant aromas of dark plums, cherry and hints of forest floor. The palate is fruit-driven with a core of supple red berry and cherry flavours highlighted by a spicy complexity. Bright acidity and fine tannins provide definition to the long finish. Perfect with duck or mushroom risotto.
Clear, with yellow hues. On the nose you’ll find ripe varietal fruit flavours of apple, nashi pear and citrus with intoxicating florals and spice. A beautifully lifted and expressive wine with mouth-filling that finishes crisp and fresh. A very versatile white that marries equally well with white fish or pork dishes.
A perfume of grilled steak intermixed with blackberries, new saddle leather, earth, pepper, and melted licorice rises from this awesome red. With great power, richness, and no hard edges, it is still young and primary, but should hit its peak in 3-7 years, and last for two decades or more.
Kay's are specialist traditional red wine makers utilising grapes from their own 22-hectare Amery Vineyard.
A rich, round, soft, voluptuous, fruit driven Shiraz with a hint of confectionery sweetness in the background. A very approachable full bodied combination of blueberries, plum, Ribena, mocha chocolate, spice box, vanilla and pepper fill the palate with pleasurable flavours and the balanced soft tannin finish has both length and persistence.
The nose shows intense blackcurrant and cranberry fruit, and the subtle cedary cinnamon spice, barrel-ferment and oak derived aromas, violet and mint scents, as well as liquorice and chocolate smells. Interwined is this wounderful green edge that lifts the wine into a cool climate sepctrum which typifies the cold year. These aromas combine with some cassis, blueberry, and cranberry, with lingering mocha and plumy fruit and are just showing through amongst a long, intense vibrant, gritty fruit tannin finish.
Typical of our McLaren Vale style, the 2005 shows delicious distinctive mocha, chocolate and sweet plum characters. Backed by a lush, plush mouthfeel and oodles of juicy ripe fruit laced with an underlying black pepper spice and a silky tight tannin structure. But don’t be deceived this is a serious wine with serious aspirations!
A rich, vibrant crimson in colour. Fantastic aroma, sweet raspberry and plum fruits, seamless oak with hints of vanilla bean. A luscious mouthfeel, complex and intense with dark liquorice and concentrated berry flavours, pencil shavings and fertile earth. The tannins are huge, but present with softness whilst the finish lingers on and on.
Kay's are specialist traditional red wine makers utilising grapes from their own 22-hectare Amery Vineyard. The grape varieties grown are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, Grenache, Mourvedre and Muscat Blanc.
This winery endeavors to produce to make rich full-bodied fruit-driven wines (using the original Open Fermenters and Basket Press) with small oak cask maturation.