Stonecroft Wines

Stonecroft Wines
 

Dermot McCollum and his wfie bought this estate three years ago and are in the process of turning it over to organic farming practises and should get full certification early next year. The property was one of the first estates to be planted on the Gimblett Gravels 30 years ago.

Production remains small and that is what Dermot wants at around 1000 cases per year, everything is done by hand, picking through to bottling and to labeling, we saw it today, labels being rolled on by hand!
 

Chardonnay 2010, ripe fruit flavours, peach apricot and hints of tropical fruits, delicious.

Old Vine Chardonnay 2010, a little more intensity and slightly more obvious fruit characters, even a little mango, perfectly balanced and a very long finish.

Gewurztraminer 2010, pot pouri and turkish delight and rose petal, lovely texture in the mouth and a wonderful finish.

Old Vine Gewurztraminer 2010, More intense and concentrated and slightly more floral, long rich spicy fruit finish.

Old Vine Gewurztraminer 2009, this is not for sale but was shown for interest. Much riper and fuller on the nose, almost luscious on the palate but beautifully balanced and a very long finish. I did not spit this one out and had a sneaky second taste!

Serine Syrah 2010, lifted black peppery nose, violets and blackberry fruits with just a hint red fruits, really good finish.

Reserve Syrah 2010, much more concentrated and intense, red and blackberry fruits and a wonderful long finish.
 
What a wonderful range of wines!
 
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Posted on 22/03/2012
by Philip
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