Fermented in cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks, this crowd-pleasing white is clean, crisp and fruity, with aromas of green apple, Barlett Pear, lemon peel, white peach and a mineral undercurrent.
The 2018 Tom Thomson White Canoe is a unique vintage blend of six noble grape varieties. A core of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, both fermented in French oak barrels form the foundation of this dry white, while smaller volumes of Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Viognier, each fermented separately in stainless steel tanks and matured for 6 months in cellar before blending, build on top of this to form a harmonious whole that is round and structured but also has aromatic lift, fruit intensity and a delicate floral character.
With fruit sourced directly from our own Estate Teaching Vineyard, this barrel fermented Chardonnay spent 13 months in French oak with occasional lees stirring. The nose speaks to the warm vintage with abundant stone fruit, pineapple and pear aromas on the nose, and a rich, full body that balances oak and fruit components, with an underlying mineral character.
Fermented in neutral French oak barrels and aged on yeast lees for nine months, the 2018 Pinot Gris shows off a neutral copper hue derived from an eight hour skin soak at low temperatures which helped to extract loads of flavour and body into the juice before pressing off. The nose offers bright aromatics of golden apple, ripe pear and apple blossom with leesy cream spice and hazelnut flavours following up. The palate is soft round and dry.
This Chardonnay expresses the excellent 2015 vintage with ripe pineapple, apple sauce and loads of baking spice on the nose. The palate is full-bodied and creamy with tropical fruit, clove and vanilla flavours.
The grapes for this wine were picked as full bunches, then crushed and destemmed, chilled, and allowed to sit on skins for 12 hours before pressing, which provided lots of perfume, flavour and body. The nose shows classic lychee, rose petal, mandarin orange, melon, honey and spice, while the palate is full and round.
With fruit sourced from our own estate Teaching Vineyard, this stainless steel tank fermented Chardonnay is clean and vibrant with green apple, lime juice and white grapefruit pith displayed prominently on the nose, with hints of wet limestone and wax lingering in the background. On the palate this wine is medium-bodied, crisp, dry and tightly structured.
This fresh, fruity and aromatic white was fermented in stainless steel tanks and matured on light lees for 7 months before racking, and has retained all of the ripe, vibrant flavours provided by the sunny, warm growing season. The nose offers up ripe stone and tropical fruit flavours, attractive floral notes and a hint of spice, and the palate balances fresh acidity with solid weight and body.
A blend of 83% Semillon and 17% Sauvignon Blanc, fermented in both stainless steel and French oak barrels, this fresh white wine offers complex aromas of gooseberry, lime zest, green apple, green pineapple and a mineral chalkiness. The mouth shows riper fruit flavours of passionfruit, melon and yellow apple with a hint of pepper and a lively tart finish.
Our 2017 Semi-Dry Riesling shows great intensity and richness after a warm, sunny growing season in the vineyard. Lime, white grapefruit, stone fruits and a hint of honey mingle on the nose, with a fresh mineral character underpinning the sweeter, fruitier characteristics. The palate find a balance between sweet and tart, with a clean crisp finish.