This 2010 vintage Blanc de Blancs celebrates our 21st vintage, the first vintage under our own label, in 2000. We cellared a small amount of the much acclaimed 2010 vintage Blanc de Blancs on lees for 10 years.
Perfume and spice dance around liquorice, cumquat and lavender notes that are expressed willingly in the glass. The fine mineral tannins groove the palate and complete a well structured and enjoyable wine, typical of Up the Hill.
True to its sub-regional style, our Down the Hill Pinot Noir shows off those dark fruits of plum and mulberry with lifted spice and violet. The rustic tannins shape the mouth and compliment those rich fruit characters.
This Estate Riesling is made from grapes grown by our good friends Ruth and George Mihaly on the Paradigm Hill Vineyard. Their vineyard in Merricks was planted in 2000 and has since produced some of the best wines on the Peninsula.
Exclusively from the Wallis Vineyard, this stand out parcel of fruit exhibits all the drive and precision that we have come to expect from this site, this Pinot Gris gives joy with its wonderful texture and grip and alluring notes of cardamon and spice.
An exotic nose of curry leaf and spice with hints of honeydew and flint form the backbone of this multiple site Chardonnay. While the acid is tight, it creates a strong drive through the palate that is met by bursts of citrus peel with a fine finish.
Lifted barley, fresh lemon and spice on the nose leads you into a Pinot Gris that is a texturally driven wine. The palate is driven by fresh gooseberry and pear skin with hints of chive that creates an intriguing plush, sultry and savoury style.
A barrel fermented wine that demonstrates the diversity of this variety. While the nose has lifted notes of lavender, cut grass and snow pea, the combination of time in older oak during fermentation and some bâtonnage means the mouthfeel and palate is distinctly savoury however balanced with hints of lime, lychee and chamomile, offering great drive with a lingering finish.
Featuring candied orange, rose petals and pickled ginger, this fleshy wine has a desirable earthiness that pulls you in. While the savoury notes dominant the mouthfeel, every now and then a pop of watermelon comes up and brings you to that taste of summer.