Brilliant very pale straw, some luminescent greens. The nose is subtle, full of nuance. Highly restrained flint and grapefruit, lime, brioche and spice. The palate is poised, lively and full of purpose. The purity, balance and structure will see this Reserve wine age gracefully for 8-10+ years in bottle.White peach, light spice of cinnamon oak, citrus, smooth almond cream, minor amount of matchstick and aniseed. It’s bright and flinty, distinct saline quality, dry and crunchy and very long. Bites with some lemon zest, lime and green olive in the aftertaste.
96 points, Gary Walsh, Winefront, 19th June ,2019
Farm and Vineyard sits on the ancient mountain derived soils of the Gruyere sub-region in the heart of the Yarra Valley. The 150 hectare property was planted to 12.3 hectares of vines in 2000, with blocks ranging from 130 to 208m altitude. The six blocks were specifically chosen to suit each variety planted; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Aspect, soil type and sun exposure are all maximised to produce wines of exceptional poise, balance and character. Winemaker Simon Steele ensures the vineyard and the wines are cared for by hand with great attention to detail and bottled on-site.