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Region: 100% Coonawarra | Single vineyard
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No expense has been spared to make the best wine possible: these grapes were grown with only organic additions in the vineyard (for the past ten years), and minimal intervention, with only 4 organic sprays for the season.
A tiny 1 tonne per acre was grown, and aged in 100% new fine grain French Grand Reserve Hogshead (300 litre) barrels for 26 months.
A dense, deep mocha and blackberry wine, with velvety tannins. The colour is still a deep red with purple hues, so will hold colour well for the next 20 years.
James Halliday – Tasting notes
“Estate-grown, matured in French oak (some obviously new) for 26 months, custom made, strongly branded bottles. Deeply coloured, the flavours range through cassis, choc mint and strong pencilly oak. The tannins are substantial due to small berries and bunches – the wine cries out for time.” 94 Points – James Halliday
lovely wine, Cool and wet yr made for slow ripening intense fruit 2 yrs French oak. 5 silver 1 gold 5*winestste. Rated the 2010 Vintage.
Sweet red fruit
Sweet red fruits with powerful tannins. Rated the 2006 Vintage
wow … Wow … WOW
I’ve been a fan of Koonara wines since accidentally visiting their cellar door in the Coonawarra and have never been disappointed with any of their wines. The depth, colour, complexity have all been wonderful and have continued to improve with cellaring. I am yet to open any of this vintage but look forward to it over the next five to ten years!
Five stars Koonara
Smooth tannins, soft texture
The fruit is coming from their best vineyard, strict yield control. 26 months in new French oak gives it a lovely bouquet- vanilla,blueberry jam, earthy. Rusty hue. Dry,medium body, well balanced. Smooth tannins, soft texture. Oak is evident, mocha, blueberry. Long finish. Rated the 2014 Vintage.
Smooth velvet red
Smooth velvet red, strong oak flavours, dry and not a lot of tannins. Rated the 2013 Vintage
The Head Honcho was created from our 10 acre single Cabernet vineyard. This vineyard produces small berries full of intense flavour, harvesting a tiny 1 tonne per acre. In the 2012 vintage, it had only organic additives, and no pesticides (none have been used in this vineyard for 10 years).
We aged this wine for 24 months in the finest French Oak barrels. From these, only the most complex flavours from the finest barrels were selected. This year only 3 barrels made the cut, creating only 100 cases, with only 888 bottles being released. The French Oak barrels have integrated beautifully in this wine. The darkest of dark berries went into this; blueberry, cassis, and molasses over mint. Extremely long finish. The Head Honcho will age well until 2042.
“A statuesque, very full-bodied, long-term cabernet.” - 96 points Huon Hooke, 19 Nov 2018
Our 2015 vintage was awarded:
Equal Top In Category, Winestate Magazine Qatar Airways Cabernet & Bordeaux Challenge 2018
The Marquise (Mahr-keez) is a French noblewoman ranking above a countess, and – like this wine – shows elegance, refinement, and sophistication.
The grapes for this cool-climate Chardonnay are grown in Mount Gambier, the coolest mean maximum temperature average of any wine region in mainland Australia.
Gold AWC Vienna International Wine challenge 2013
Gold Rutherglen Wine Show 2012
4 stars Winestate Magazine
James Halliday, 94 points
“Some pretty nifty winemaking decisions have been taken including the time to pick a wild ferment, half in new French Oak (other half in tank), both components undergoing mlf, this is an elegant wine with grapefruit to the fore, but leaving space for a white peach contribution.” James Halliday, 94 pointsDownload the The Marquise Chardonnay 2012 tasting notes .pdf
Cool growing conditions, rocky mineraly soils, and low-yielding vines have helped create a complex bouquet awash with true Pinot characters. It has hints of vanilla and fresh tobacco over spicy cherry notes.
Mount Gambier is the perfect spot to create really good Pinot. The temperatures between Mount Gambier and the most famous French Pinot Noir region – Burgundy are extremely similar. If you add all the temperatures of the growing season together (minus 10 degree base temp), it gives you the Biological Effective Degree Days (BEDD). For 1st Cru Areas of Burgundy, the BEDD is 1242 and 1245 for Mt Gambier.
Named after the Cape Banks Lighthouse, which is only 30mins drive from our vineyards, near Carpenter Rocks on South Australia’s rugged South East coastline.
“There is a buzz around pinot grown in Mount Gambier and there’s a good reason for it. Cool growing conditions, rocky, minerally soil, and low-yielding vines contribute to the hints of vanilla and fresh tobacco over spicy cheery notes. This is a more-ish tribute to the local landscape and begs for foggy evenings, an armchair and plenty of time to waste.” 4 Stars, Katie Spain, Wine Writer Adelaide Advertiser 2019
Back orders of our 2019 vintage will be available for dispatch 20 May 2019
Three days a week our two little girls would stroll into the Cellar Door to say hello, and almost always they were holding flowers picked along the way. Alice’s flowers would proudly go to her Mum, while Lucy’s - with her arm out stretched proudly - went to me. “These are for you Dad,” she’d say.
One day - when she is old enough to enjoy in moderation - the burst of floral flavours in this Moscato will be my flowers to her. Dru and Nicole Reschke.
Great balance of sweetness and refreshing lime, Flowers for Lucy has low alcohol – making it easier to have a glass or two before or after dinner.
Food match: Summer berry trifle and homemade icecream.