Family fun in February!!! For the next three weekends join us at Centennial for your chance to get up and close to our grapes. Tours in an ex- army vehicle. Tours run from 1pm-4pm on Saturday and Sundays until the end of February 2019 ( weather permitting). Tickets available from Cellar Door, only $10 per person ( min 2pax). Bookings required but walk ins welcome. Call 02 48618722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and join us this weekend, 15th and 16th December when Vinh from www.military-vehicle.org has joined Centennial in showcasing the regions most beautiful vineyard in the Southern Highlands. Vinh will take you on a tour around the Vineyard in The Mutt listening to music from 'the Sixties', once your finished the tour you can join us in Cellar Door for some Wine and Cheese tasting.
Bookings from $50 per couple, call Cellar Door 02 48618722 or email email@example.com. Tours start from 1pm Saturday and Sunday. Limited places.
This sparkling is a multi-vintage blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, all grown at our cool-climate Bowral vineyards at 750m altitude. The breakdown is 83% 2008, 9% 2007, 8% 2006.
It has been made using the traditional method of bottle fermentation, and was tiraged for secondary fermentation in December 2008.
As this wine had amazing purity and structure with beautiful natural acidity and balance, it was decided to leave the wine on yeast lees for an extended period of time to gain complexity. Not every sparkling wine is capable of ageing for this length of time, it needs to have a very low pH (measure of acidity), flavour, structure, absence of disease, and a certain x-factor. Only 1344 bottles were made.
For 9 ½ years it sat in a cool and dark warehouse resting, until it was disgorged (process of removing yeast lees, topping up, corking & wiring, hood application) in June 2018.
During this time the dead yeast cells that conducted the secondary fermentation (formation of CO2 gas – fizz) break down releasing flavours into the wine (yeasty/nutty/almond/brioche/pastry) and adding a creamy texture to the palate (making it more attractive to drink).
Most of our sparklings spend upwards of 3 years on lees, with BDB & BDN about 5 years.
The nose shows mature sparkling aromas of almond yeast/pastry, wax, with smoky strawberry and citrus hints.
The palate exudes finesse, balance and length of flavour. It is fine and pure with energetic ripe strawberry, grapefruit, and hints of white nectarine. Tight chardonnay acid draws out the finish.
The dosage level is 7.5g/L and comes across on the drier and more serious side due to the high natural acidity.
There are only 698 bottles available in this disgorgement.
Great aperitif styled sparkling with hors d'oeuvres.
Only $70 for this beautifully made sparkling.
"Always a fun & exciting class to judge. Lots of different styles and techniques being used, with some impressive wines as a result. Best wines had complexity, flavour and length ahead of technique" Sebastian Growther, Master Sommelier Rockpool
Gruner is one of the major varieties grown in Austria (over 1/3 of all plantings) and because of its versatility can produce a range of styles from light, crisp and youthful to rich and full-bodied depending on the microclimate. Some producers even make dessert wine and sparklings. Grüner means green in German.
Gruner is often described as similar to Riesling but with a bit more richness and a distinctively peppery aroma and flavour. Yellow apple, green pear, green bean, and white pepper are common descriptors.
This wine was made entirely from fruit grown in our Bowral Vineyards and is our first release of Gruner Veltliner.
On the nose there are fresh green herb aromas, celery, green vegetable, with a dash of stonefruit and citrus fruit character.
The ripe palate has nice weight and texture, with balanced acidity, featuring delicious stonefruit and subtle honey flavours.
Pair with spicy Asian vegetable dishes or Japanese. Or just try where you would normally have Riesling.
Drink now to 2022.