Hard Hill Road ‘The Field’ 2017
‘The Field’ is a unique blend of all six grape varieties in our Hard Hill Road Vineyard; a field blend in the truest sense of the word.
The total area planted for that variety determines the proportion of each variety in the fermenter: Shiraz 52%, Riesling 22%, Durif 9%, Nebbiolo 10%, Tannat 5% and Viognier 2%.
Each variety was separately harvested as it reached its optimum maturity and added to the single open-topped ‘Field’ fermenter, creating a slow, continuous fermentation lasting the full two-month vintage.
Aromatic and vibrant, a combination of blackberry, blueberry and floral flavours, medium body, great depth and a long velvety finish.
An alluring wine with a uniquely varied set of flavours and a subtle complex structure that will surprise and impress.
‘The Field’ will be released in March – you can pre-order it now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Adam on 0438 066 477
“A complex wine utilising every variety in the estate vineyard, fermented in one large open fermenter, the varieties added as they ripened, a steady nerve required. It is a blend of 52% shiraz, 22% riesling, 10% nebbiolo, 9% durif, 5% tannat and 2% viognier. It has a foundation of small forest berry fruits with a savoury overtone.” 94 points | James Halliday – February 2019