THE LOST PLOT

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Small batch wines for the discerning drinker

 
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Say hello to the class of 2020

This vintage, we're really excited to present our newest addition - the Grampians Shiraz. In true Lost Plot style, Matt has sourced some excellent Shiraz fruit, grown by Garry Rice in Concongella, near the Grampians. It joins our latest Rosé and Roussanne, both made by Matt from fruit grown by Sarah Gough at Box Grove Vineyards in Nagambie, Vic.

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2020 Rosé

100% Mourvèdre

Nagambie, Victoria

Taungurung Land

Our 2020 Rosé is 100% Mourvèdre, pretty delicious and dangerously drinkable. 

Very pale copper/bronze in colour, it's a harmonious little number with stone fruit, citrus, spice and florals. Lovely notes of raspberry, clingstone peaches and almond mingling together. A lot of aromatics.

Vineyard: Box Grove Vineyard,

Nagambie, Victoriaon Taungurung land.


Bottles Made: 2,013

Alcohol: 13.2%

Technical Stuff: You'll find here

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2020 Roussanne

100% Roussanne

Nagambie, Victoria

Taungurung Land

The Roussanne is a textural, yet clean, white wine that this is great with food. 

Bright straw to pale yellow. Lots of spiced pear and yellow peach to begin with almond and lemon zest chiming in. The palate is medium to full, with generous fruit weight and texture. All underpinned by guiding acidity and a lingering finish.

 

Vineyard: Box Grove Vineyard,

Nagambie, on Taungurung land.

Bottles Made: 2,013

Alcohol: 14%

Technical Stuff: You'll find here

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2020 Shiraz

95% Shiraz, 5% Roussanne

Concongella, Victoria

Jardwadjali Land

Our newest addition, the Grampians Shiraz, is 95% Shiraz with a touch of Roussanne.

Bright ruby red, the palate is soft and supple with tightly woven tannins and mellow acidity. Berry compote, baking spices and dried herbs, this wine has been lightly handled to allow the fruit

to shine.

 

Vineyard: Garry Rice, Concongella, Victoria, on Jardwadjali land.

Bottles Made: 2,839

Alcohol: 13.5%

Technical Stuff: You'll find here

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THE WINES

The 2019 vintage, our first vintage with Matt Campbell

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2019 Rosé

100% Mourvèdre

Heathcote / Nagambie, Victoria

A cheeky blend from the Merindoc vineyards at Heathcote, with just a touch of Nagambie from Box Grove Vineyards, this is a lovely drinker - to have with food or just on its own.​

Enticing and delicate nose of white flowers, citrus zest and passionfruit. This wine is pure and viscous on the palate, with flickers of ripe stone fruit. Well integrated acids and almond and grapefruit rind phenolics keep the wine lifted and fresh.

Vineyard: Merindoc Willoughby Bridge, Heathcote, & Box Grove, Nagambie

Alcohol: 13%

Technical Stuff: You'll find here

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2019 Roussanne

100% Roussanne

Nagambie, Victoria

Our Roussanne is sourced from Sarah Gough's Box Grove Vineyard. Textural, yet clean, this is a lovely wine with food. 

 

Bright straw yellow with green tinge. Citrus, pear, honey with some almond and white flowers chiming in, with more almond and lemon curd aromas as the wine opens.  The palate is round and textured with just enough breadth before refreshing acidity cleans up the finish.  Nice mid weight wine which is fresh and neat, reflecting the slightly earlier pick.

 

Vineyard: Box Grove Vineyard, Nagambie

 

Alcohol: 13%

 

Technical Stuff: You'll find here

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2019 SGM

60% Syrah 30% Grenache 10% Mourvèdre 

Heathcote, Victoria

We call this one The Heathcote Red - a delicious blend of Syrah and Grenache, with a touch of Mourvèdre, sourced from top and tail vineyards of Merindoc in Heathcote.

The Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre blend is deep garnet red with bright ruby edges. A mixture of red and black fruits on the nose, with background herbal and allspice notes. The palate is initially soft and supple, with a core of black fruit and spice, before transitioning to a dry, savoury finish.

 

Vineyard: Merindoc Single Shiraz Vineyard, Heathcote, Row 17, Grenache & Mourvèdre from Willoughby Bridge, VIC

Alcohol: 13%

Technical Stuff: You'll find here

... and some Past Plots, by Paul Old

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2016 Rosé

Heathcote, Australia

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2004 "Serendipity"

Vintage Sparkling

Mornington Peninsula

Australia

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2014 Grenache

Languedoc, France

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2013 MCG

Languedoc, France

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2015 Carignan

Languedoc, France

 
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ABOUT

We're about finding great parcels of land that grow beautiful fruit, and turning that fruit into the wines we're proud to add to The Lost Plot stable. In the past this has taken us into the wilds of the Languedoc, France, and around Victoria, Australia.

 

Our first wines were made in both France and Australia by our founding winemaker, Paul Old (of Les Clos Perdus fame). Trying to make wine on opposite sides of the globe saw Paul hand over the baton in 2018 

to the very talented and capable hands of Matt Campbell.

Matt has been making wine since 2005, with his first vintage with Dromana Estate. Since then he's done vintages in France (Les Clos Perdus in Corbières, Le Soula in Roussillon, Domaine Chevrot in Burgundy), started a side project, Mattara Wines, all the while working as Assistant Winemaker at Crittenden Estate, since 2008.

Matt’s first vintage with The Lost Plot brought our 2019 wines - Roussanne, Rosé and the Syrah Grenache Mourvèdre blend, which have all been well received, despite being launched when restaurants and bars had been badly hit by Covid. These wines show Matt’s approach of gentle handling and minimal mucking around to produce wines that keep their acidity and freshness. With savoury styles in mind, Matt has restrained the Australian 'fruit forward' approach, allowing the secondary and tertiary notes to show in these young wines, giving an overall palate roundness and length.

The 2020 vintage has Roussanne and Rosé, and the newest addition to our family - a wonderful Shiraz from fruit grown by Garry Rice in the Grampians.

 

Matt works with talented growers like Sarah Gough at Box Grove, Nagambie, the Merindoc folk at Heathcote, and Gary Rice in the Grampians, taking that fruit to produce elegant wines that reflect his approach of making wine that is considered and complex, but not complicated.

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FIND & TRY

LOOKING FOR A BOTTLE OF THE LOST PLOT? CHECK OUT THESE FINE ESTABLISHMENTS, OR VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE

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XO Restaurant
Narrabundah

NSW

 
Hubert Restaurant
Bligh St, Sydney
Le Pont Wine Store
Milsons Point
 
Nel Restaurant
Wentworth Ave, Sydney

Poly
Surry Hills​
Prince Wine Store
Zetland
Sugarcane
Coogee
Winona Wine
Manly
SA
La Buvette Drinkery
Gresham St, Adelaide
 

 
VIC
The Alps
Prahan
Brunswick East Wine Bar & Store
Brunswick
 
Cru Wine Bar
Kew

Epocha
Carlton
Goldy's Tavern
Collingwood
Grossi Florentino
Bourke St, Melbourne
Harley and Rose
West Footscray
Henry Sugar
Carlton North
La Niche
Fitzroy

 
Little Drop of Poison
Eltham
McCoppins
Fitzroy
Otter's Promise
Armadale
Rascal
Brunswick
Toorak Cellars
Toorak
Union Wine Store
Fitzroy North
Wine Corner
Fitzroy North
 
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LET'S TALK

If you have any enquiries or feedback, or would just like to talk wine, we do love a chat so please get in touch. Winemaking queries best sent to Matt Campbell, at matt@thelostplot.com.au, any business related discussions, contact Rachel or Stuart. If you're trade, Ludovic Deloche at Halle aux Vins, is your man, at ludovic@halleauxvins.com.au

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