Made by Paul Old, still available
2004 "Serendipity" Vintage Sparkling
Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia
Grown at Manton Creek during the cool slow ripening 2004 season in Mornington Peninsula, the "Serendipity" was a real find. The season is considered a great one, and produced a base wine full of finesse and elegance, which then had an extended maturation of over 11 years on lees, to bring on autolytic complexity. "Serendipity" possesses a pure, taut and dry palate which has a richness of apricots and melons, while the fine bead of bubbles give way to fresh citrus flavours. Great purity and precision with a long finish. An exciting discovery and a truly unique Lost Plot treasure.
Heathcote, VIC, Australia
Classic, bunch pressed Rosé made from 100% Mourvèdre. Light and appealing onion skin pink with a touch of orange in rim. Lifted violets and faded roses with dried grass/hers underneath. Loaded palate with savoury charcuterie layered against wild strawberries and darker fruit.
Rich and viscous mid palate leads to lignering grassy phenolics. Complex and long. An all year Rosé, perfect for food and comfort during the cooler months.
100% Carignan from vines planted in 1903 in granite soil that lies in the shadow of Pyrenees at 400 to 600 metres, near the village of Vinca in the Rousillon, France.
Bright lifted nose of tomato leaves and blood orange. Also elements of more savoury kind, soy sauce and duck fat. Fresh and light on the palate with a vibrant and long mineral finish. Perfect with Southern French cuisine, fresh vegetables, roasted or grilled meats or just on its own.
Serve at 18 degrees celcius.
The Grenache is 90% Grenache, 5% Carignan and 5% Mourvèdre, from grapes grown in the High Corbieres hills of France by talented biodynamic viticulturist John Yves.
Lifted nose of lavender and dried grass with something more earthy and charcuterie underneath. Fresh and vibrant on the palate, strawberry and back fruit, lively fruit tannin with some grip. Great drinkability but also carries good level of complexity and length.
A blend of Mourvèdre, Carignan and Grenache - each variety handpicked from fruit grown organically in a different vineyard and chosen for its suitability to be better than the sum of its parts. Mourvèdre from the maritime climes around the village of Peyriac de Mer, the Carignan from the high hills of the Corbieres and the Grenache from the village of Maury, Rousillon.
A complex and detailed wine with a regional stamp of ripe fruit, which is harnessed, focused and layered with mineral and savoury complexity. Aromas of redcurrant, liquorice, lavender, cranberry, cherry, dark chocolate and brown spice. Once out of the glass its velvety texture floods the palate, with fruit, spice and minerals all woven with fine-grained tannins and tuned acidity to lift and refresh.
The wild ferment and gentle handling of this fruit from old bush vines enables the wine to reflect its' place of origin and the 2013 vintage. Great with food.