Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Christmas Dozen Special

2011 Christmas Dozen
And Compliments of the Season

Celebrate Christmas with our special dozen, only $120 delivered Brisbane and Stanthorpe (add $15 delivery elsewhere in Australia). Enjoy a couple of reds with the boxing day bbq, some fabulous crisp whites for a Christmas summer lunch and a bottle of fortified for the pudding.


1 Shiraz 2005

Extremely elegant cool climate shiraz with great fruit flavours and over all balance. Described by leading wine writer Tony Harper as having “a seamless, plush texture...”. Brisbane News praised its “Rhone like qualities” The only Queensland wine in Courier Mail’s list of best value Australian wine for including in a wine cellar.


Queensland Wine Awards 2007 Silver

Royal Agricultural Society of Qld 2009 Class 10 Bronze

Queensland Wine Awards 2009 Silver

3 Shiraz 2006

Picked very late - on 17 April. It was very ripe with luscious fruit with very high baume but as a result the ferment left a little residual sugar. Halliday said it was over the top. He was right, but it still won a medal at one of its only outings. It has produced a cool climate wine with a voluptuous taste leaving a slightly sweet finish. It is on quite few restaurant wine lists. Great for the Boxing Day bbq.


Queensland Wine Awards 2007 Bronze

1 Samuel Bailey 2007

The season started with frosts in November, then drought stressed and reduced the crop. However, it has produced great flavours. The wine was fermented in new French and American oak barrels purchased specially for this premium wine. Des Houghton’s Courier Mail pick for Christmas dinner 2009 and still winning medals.


Winestate Magazine best of 2009 Annual 2010 Edition 4 ½ stars
Queensland Wine Awards 2009 Bronze,
Australian Small Winemakers Class 44 2008 Bronze,
New England Wine Show 2008 Silver,
Cowra Wine Show 2009 Class 76 Bronze,
Wine State magazine 4 ½ stars
Cowra Wine Show 2010 class 34 Silver
Australian Small Winemakers 2010 Class 45 Silver
1 Shiraz 2007
It is replacing our 2005 on restaurant wine lists. It was bottled very cold after flushing bottles with CO2. Some cases have a little dissolved CO2 in the wine from the bottling. It will keep it fresh for a very long time, but the wine needs to breathe for 30 mins or be decanted to be at its very best.
Wine State Magazine
New England Wine Show 2008 Bronze
Queensland Wine Awards 2008 Bronze
Winestate Magazine best of 2009 Annual 2010 Edition
1 Stirling Mountain Vintage 2007 Fortified Shiraz Picked very ripe late in May for a vintage fortified shiraz. Pudding wine, or give it as a gift.

Australian Small Winemakers 2009 bronze

New England Wine Show 2009 Class 19 bronze
2 Reserve Chardonnay 2008
The Granite Belt is demonstrating that it can produce some of Australia’s best chardonnays. The grapes were excellent, hand-picked and sorted. The wine was fermented in new French oak barrels. It is quite flinty in a classic Chardonnay style – perhaps unfashionably over oaked. It will keep for many years and more fully integrate the fruit and oak. It received a commendation at the world’s most prestigious and influential wine competition – the International Wine Challenge in London.
Australian Small Winemakers 2010 Class 3: Bronze
International Wine Challenge, London 2010 : Commended
New England Wine show 2011: Bronze
1 Shiraz 2008
Gold Medal Class 9 New England Wine show 2009

Trophy for Best Young Red Wine of the Show New England Wine Show 2009
2 Chardonnay Verdelho 2010
A signature wine blend for the Granite Belt. It has equal quantities of Chardonnay and Verdelho. Crisp and fruity – a summer wine.
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