Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley to the Limestone Coast (SA) and Heathcote (VIC). Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. With the fifth generation, Chris, Jane and John, involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.
The grapes were sourced from Margaret River in Western Australia, Australia’s pre-eminent Cabernet Sauvignon region. This varietal has a real affinity for the soils and weather conditions in Margaret River. The fruit was picked in the cool of the night and processed without crushing the berries, this reduces the extraction of overt tannin in favour of more fruit freshness and vibrancy. Maturation took place in older French oak (10 months), ideal when trying to highlight the fruits vibrancy and structure.
Beyond Broke Road Cabernet Sauvignon is medium to full bodied. It has classic lifted dark cherry and blackberry aromas with hints of violets and olive tapenade. The plate is vibrant and fresh showing off the dark fruits and herbaceous varietal notes with silky tannins a bright natural balance.
The grapes were sourced from King Valley, a cool climate high altitude region in Victoria. The fruit was harvested in the very early hours of the morning when the fruit is at its coolest, then the grapes were lightly pressed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures. The wine spent some extended time on yeast lees to gain extra complexity and texture.
Beyond Broke Road Pinot Gris is a classic cool climate style showing lifted citrus notes with a hint of pear and ginger. The palate continues these citrus and pear flavours but has lovely fine grained texture and soft acid finish which is a hallmark of Pinot Gris.
The grapes were sourced from Orange, a cool climate, high altitude region renowned for growing sauvignon blanc. The fruit was harvested in the very early hours of the morning when the fruit is at its coolest, then the grapes were lightly pressed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine spent some extended time on yeast lees to gain extra complexity and texture.
Beyond Broke Road Sauvignon Blanc is a vibrant and expressive cool climate style, showing snow pea, guava and passionfruit. The palate is well balanced between its vibrant citrus profile and a hint of grassy notes, with a crisp, refreshing acid profile.
The grapes were sourced from the Hilltops GI of NSW, a dry Southern inland area with cool nights and warm days making this an ideal cool climate Shiraz producing region. The fruit was picked in the cool of the night and processed without crushing the berries, this reduces the extraction of overt tannin, in favour of more fruit freshness and vibrancy. Maturation has been in older French oak puncheons (500lt) for 12 months, rounding out the wine without adding too much oak flavour.
Beyond Broke Road Hilltops Shiraz is a rich Australian Shiraz balanced by bright fresh spicy cool climate aromatics and finish, at its core dark plum, mulberry and liquorice are held in check by fresh subtle pepper spice and flinty mineral notes. A round rich full bodied shiraz with a fresh blue fruit line keeping the finish tight and moreish.