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N.V. Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir - Edinburgh


The high altitude, age and aspect of Orange and in particular the Koomooloo vineyard has ideal conditions for producing a sparkling of great complexity. We are very excited to launch our first sparkling using Méthode Traditionelle; which is the old world method used in Champagne, it truly is the effervescence of superiority.

    Tasting Notes

No.19 Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Our No.19 has a lively colour; light, bright straw with hints of green which gives an indication of the aroma. Typical of Sauvignon Blanc, fresh fruit jumps from the glass with passionfruit, florals and minerals. The flavour in the mouth follows suit with ripe varietal flavours a fine texture, lovely weight, intensity and length. Classic and fresh, yet complex.

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No.11 Chardonnay 2016

No.11 displays a light, bright straw colour with a green hue which is a sign of youth. The aroma is very youthful with citrus and white peach characters and some subtle oak. The crisp flavours from the full of vibrant varietal characters, give way to a wine with great mid-palate softness. The integrated oak adds texture to deliver a fineness that is long and clean. Drink to 2018.

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Pink Billy Saignee 2017

Pink Billy is made from the free run juice extracted from a sample of grapes collected across our sorting table. The berries where selected on weight and colour. Merlot (mainly being the larger berry) forms 50% of the blend, while Shiraz and Cabernet Franc make up the balance equally. Pink Billy Saignee is light salmon pink in colour, with aromas of strong berry fruit characters. The flavour is creamy and soft with excellent texture married with subtle but powerful fruit characters. It is dry and savoury without being astringent, showing off a great length of flavour.

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No.8 Pinot Noir 2016

Our No. 8 displayed a rich medium to very bright red colour. On the nose its fragrant red berry fruit characters have beautiful upright complexity. The flavour has excellent fruit density, with soft mouth filling characteristics. This Pinot Noir has abundant length of bright fruit varietal flavours and texture on the palate; it's complex, complete and with age comes further development. 

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No.17 Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet 2015

The No.17 Merlot Cabernet Franc is a beautifully composed wine balancing fruit and savouriness. The nose is dominated by dark berry fruits with undertones of dried herbs. The palate is dense yet refined showing beautiful berry fruits and earthy notes. No17 is persistent and finishes with supple fruit tannins.

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No.5 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

No. 5 is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with 8% Merlot . This high quality wine highlights the impressive relationship between these varieties and the Orange region. Our Cab Sauv displays intense bright reds with a small purple hue. The aroma shows bright varietal black berry fruit characters with subtle cigar box oak. The intensity of the Cabernet Sauvignon’s fruit dominates at this stage and provides ongoing flavours. Providing the wine is well cellared, it will further develop, intensify and gain complexity over an extremely long period - up to 50 years.

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No.89 Shiraz 2016

The fruit used for No.89 is from the 20 year old vines that exhibit powerful spices and peppery flavours – a representation of a classic cool area Shiraz. The oak adds complexity, but the intense fruit restrains and helps harmonise. The flavours are vibrant and follow the aroma of spicy fruit characters. Soft fine tannins combine with great length of flavour to give a wine of youth that will repay cellaring.

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The Gardener Pinot Gris 2017

We were very careful in the way we handled the fruit to minimize any extraction from the skin. The grapes were hand harvested and then transported to the winery for gentle whole bunch pressing. As with all of our wines the juice was then allowed to ferment with native yeast. Although this usually takes a lot longer we believe it helps us generate interest and promote mouth feel in our wines. Fermentation was completed within 3 weeks. Small portion of the blend was fermented in oak and the balance in stainless steel.

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The Architect Chardonnay 2017

Fruit for The Architect comes from our younger vines planted in 1995. This Chardonnay displays an excellent light medium colour with a hint of green and an aroma that is bright with hints of honey. The Architect is not overtly fruity and its time on lees and in old barrels for around 6 months has given a subtle elegant fruit character with fine texture.

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The Dreamer Viognier 2017

Originating from the northern part of Rhone in France, Viognier has extremely individual characteristics; dry, powerful, spicy and reminiscent of dried apricots when picked ripe. The Dreamer is light in colour with hints of green, its aromatics are bright and spicy fruit characters. The flavours are of light fresh fruit, obvious acid but with elegant long spice and a touch of pepper.

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The Wire Walker Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir is still a relatively new variety for the Orange region, but it is showing excellent promise in this cool, mountainous, continental climate. 2010 Wire Walker displays a seductive light bright crimson colour, combined with the aroma having a great lift of bright fruit followed by a matrix of complex layering. This wine has great personality with varietal fruit presence and savoury texture.

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The Conductor Merlot 2015

Merlot is well suited to the cool climate conditions of the Orange region, producing consistent crops of high quality fruit in the Koomooloo vineyard. The Conductor wears a medium colour with a bright red hue and smells of rich clear berry fruits. Aromatics are complex and layered with strong varietal fruit overriding the supportive vanilla from barrel age. This 100% Merlot is mouth filling with the bright varietal flavours well supported by fine fruit tannins.
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The Idiot Shiraz 2016

Shiraz from Orange is quite unique in style compared to most other regions in Australia and is more reminiscent of the Northern Rhone, France. Our Idiot Shiraz is a young wine that has a lovely colour – deep red with some purple hues. The aroma is spicy, lifted and intense. There is an appealing liquorice character to the intense fruit aromas. Bright full fruit flavours in a medium-bodied package; classic cool area shiraz – some spice integrated with red fruits; lovely soft tannins and finish.

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