"It's medium-bodied, but offers a multiplicity of flavours, texture and structure; the fruit ripened a point, filling the mouth and very long palate." 97pts - James Halliday - Halliday Wine Companion 2021
Established in 1998, a small estate with an original vision as a Thoroughbred facility. In time, a small vineyard was added, farmed organically, with a view to crafting savoury, complex, “bistro style” wines. Pioneers of styles so common now, like their cult-following pale rosé, they are quality driven and highly acclaimed. The vineyard and winery operations are led by Melanie Chester, a star in the making. She joined Sutton Grange by way of Seppelt, so has a very strong hand for central Victorian wines, and has quickly made a mark in the industry through the Young Gun of Wine Awards.
"Hand-picked in small batches from the best sections of the vineyard, fermented separately, building a wine with 15% whole bunch, 85% whole berry. Open-fermented, with an average of 9 days on skins, matured for 18 months in French oak (25% new). It's medium-bodied, but offers a multiplicity of flavours, texture and structure; the fruit ripened a point, filling the mouth and very long palate." 97pts - James Halliday - Halliday Wine Companion 2021
"Red and dark berries with pepper, spice and savory, crushed-stone notes. Some violets and orange zest, too. The palate has rich and ripe red to dark plums with a very smooth-honed tannin texture. Bold flavors here and a ripe finish. Drink over the next six years. Screw cap." 94pts - JamesSuckling.com