A single vineyard wine from the Elliott family’s vineyard in Belford, which is leased by Tyrrell’s and is located about 10km northwest of the winery. The vineyard is dry grown and was planted in 1933. Being the vineyard that is furthest away from the Brokenback range it has the most broken down soil, which is so fine it is almost like talcum powder. The 2014 vintage has produced a fuller, richer, almost honeyed style which is commonly associated with the Belford vineyard. These rich, dense characters are balanced by a soft, clean acid profile.
These vines were planted in 1991 and are completely dry grown in the light, sandy soil of the Belford vineyard. The northern-most of the Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley vineyards and teh furthest from the Brokenback mountain range. Celebrating this unique vineyard, we are offering the award winning 2017 Belford Chardonnay, showcasing the characterful, premium wine this vineyard produces in outstanding vintages such as this. A complex nose of fruit, oak and a slight “solids” character. A powerful palate with the fruit characters being balanced well with the oak and mid palate grainy texture. Kept fresh by a lively acid profile, a benefit of no malolactic fermentation.
A rich shiraz with a complex and fresh structure. Deep garnet red in colour, the aromas are dark and brooding with hints of chocolate and plum lifted by cinnamon spiced French oak. All those dark fruit flavours are framed on the palate by rich layered fruit tannins, tight powdery fine grained oak and the classic mineral texture you get from great Heathcote wines. Starting to hit its straps now and will reward careful cellaring.
The grapes are sourced from the Old Hillside vineyard’s mature 50 year old vines (previously owned by the Stevens family). come from the Stevens family owned Old Hillside vineyard in Pokolbin. The vineyard contains the Old Patch, which was planted in 1867 and is the oldest producing vineyard in NSW. Medium to full bodied with a lively, intense purple colour. Black cherry, rapsberry and fresh, spicy flavours dominate the palate with a vibrant, fresh acidity that make the wine a wonderful example of the modern, balanced style of Hunter Valley shiraz.