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Single parcel premium wines


These wines are premium handcrafted wines produced in very small batches. They are made from the best fruit chosen from a select parcel of vines and provide a pure expression of the vineyard in which they were grown. These wines have good ageing and cellaring potential.

Pinot Noir 2016 – Yarra Valley from Dixons Creek – SOLD OUT

This wine comes from a small production batch: 2x 300L barrels made from Pinot Noir clones MV4 and MV6, with grapes sourced from a select parcel of a vineyard in Dixon’s Creek with a north/north-eastern exposition. The vines are approximately 30 years old. 2016 was quite a challenging year for Pinot and we still managed to hold fruit and freshness. The winemaking was focussed on fruit expression: whole berries in fermentation, 5 days cold maceration, fermentation below 25 degrees celsius and a maceration post AF of 6 days. The wine went through MLF in barrels. With only 2 barrels, the choice of tonnelier was critical to get fine grain without overpowering the wine. We chose to use the Burgundy Rousseau for its elegance. Regular tastings led to racking off the wine out of barrels after 3 months. The oak support was enough for the wine and it was bottled soon after. Minimal sulphur used only at bottling.

Total production: 800 bottles 

Variety: Pinot Noir. Clones MV4 and MV6

Alcohol: 13.5%


Riesling 2016 – Strathbogie region – SOLD OUT

Robin has significant experience in Austria and Germany, so it makes sense that we have this varietal in our repertoire. Our 2016 Riesling is made with fruit sourced from the Strathbogie region. Long cold maceration took place: the juice was kept with all turbids for 10 days at -4 degrees before racking and fermenting in order to gain volume and depth. For us, the wine displays vibrant limey notes, with orange blossom, and a zingy acidity. It is textural and lengthy, with a complex mouth feel and mineral finish.  Low sulphur.

Total production: 400 bottles 

Variety: Riesling

Alcohol: 12.0%


Pinot Noir 2017 – Yarra Valley from Dixons Creek – NEW RELEASE 

This wine comes from a small production batch: 3x 300L barrels made from Pinot Noir clones MV4 and MV6, with grapes sourced from a select parcel of a vineyard in Dixon’s Creek with a north/north-eastern exposition. The vines are approximately 30 years old. 5% whole bunch fermentation. Minimal intervention approach. Unfiltered. Elegant, delicate expression of Pinot Noir from a cooler vintage than 2016. Harvested 10 March 2017. Minimal sulphur used only at bottling.

Total production: 1000 bottles 

Variety: Pinot Noir. Clones MV4 and MV6

Alcohol: 13%

 

Single vineyard wines


These wines are produced in small quantities from fruit from select single vineyards. This range allows us to experiment with new techniques and varietals, while still creating fruit driven, vibrant, elegant wines.

Pinot Noir 2017 – Yea Valley – SOLD OUT

Single vineyard, Yea Valley Pinot. Limestone Road Block from MV6 clones. 20% whole bunch fermentation for loads of fruit expression. Fun, light bodied, and aromatics of raspberries and carbonic notes. Great mouthfeel, with savoury character. Handcrafted with minimal intervention.

Total production: 1,000 bottles. 

Variety: Pinot, MV6 clones.

Alcohol: 13.0%


Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Yarra Valley from Dixons Creek – SOLD OUT

Single vineyard, Bordeaux style Sauvignon Blanc. Fruit sourced from north-west facing site in Dixons Creek with argile/limon (clay loam) soils. Elegant, unoaked. Notes of bourgeon de cassis (blackcurrant buds) and pink grapefruit. Round mouth feel with minerality on the finish.

Total production: 800 bottles 

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol: 12.0%


Rosé 2017 – Yarra Valley from Dixons Creek – SOLD OUT

Single vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Long cold maceration, with juice kept with all turbids at a low temperature to gain volume and depth. Lovely pale colour. Elegant. Dry. French style.

Total production: 800 bottles 

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah

Alcohol: 12.0%

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OUR REVIEWS


2017 single parcel Pinot Noir

Lovely cherry colour and slightly cloudy, suggesting unfined/unfiltered. The nose is pure summer pudding with strawberry, raspberry and red cherry aromas with a touch of clove spice. Elegantly structured with fine, silky tannins supporting the fresh red fruit and anise flavours. The wine has a wonderful silkiness about it. Pretty damn delicious. Well done!

– Meg Brodtmann, Master of Wine

 


2016 single parcel Pinot Noir

The nose has distinct whole berry aromas of candied cherry, strawberries and macerated raspberries. This is supported by a spicy liquorice aroma. On the palate, the wine has integrated, velvety tannins which give the wine a long finish. The flavours are of sweet spice, dark cherry, fresh strawberries and a hint of bramble. This is a beautiful demonstration of Pinot noir and will age and improve over the next 5-7 years.

– Meg Brodtmann, Master of Wine

 


2016 single parcel Pinot Noir

Tiny production of 800 bottles from a vineyard in Dixons Creek. Winemaker is Robin Querre, who’s a Frenchy, and originally from Saint-Emilion. Instinctively I have faith in someone from Bordeaux making Pinot Noir, as they already know what good wine tastes like.

Raspberry, rosy perfume, a little vanilla and pencil oak, subtle smokiness and spice. Light to medium bodied, succulence of red fruits, not quite sweet, but almost feels that way, though some earthy flavour and fine oak pulls it back into line. There’s an ease and flow here that’s very appealing, with cool acidity, a feathering of graphite tannin, and a savoury tobacco finish of good length. Nicely done. A new producer to watch, I feel.”

Rated: 91+ points

Drink: 2018-2024

– Gary Walsh, Winefront

 


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2016 Emilian Single parcel Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley

From the Dixons Creek area made by Robin Querre. A complex wine with potpourri, forestry, savoury and floral aromas all combining beautifully. It has richness, fruit sweetness and a light kick of tannins to finish. Excellent pinot with depth and structure. 800 bottles.

– Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine