Wine Tasting 10/19

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on October 14, 2010 No Comments yet

We are pleased to have with us Ben Glover chief winemaker of Wither Hills winery.

When Ben’s father Owen realized that none of his children wanted to continue getting up at 5am every morning and milk 200 cows, he thought it best to find a more agreeable farming opportunity in Marlborough. Grapes were just starting to emerge in the district so in the early 80’s a young Ben found himself – instead of milking and feeding out – training young vines and bud-rubbing. From here his passion for wine grew and after finishing a Marketing degree and Post Graduate Oenology studies, Ben set out to gain practical experience overseas; Sonoma in California, Margaret River in Western Australia, Burgundy in France and Puglia in Italy.Located at the northeast tip of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough is a place of raw natural beauty, with vineyards bordered by the ocean and the Wither Hills mountain ranges.

 

St Hallett winery was stablished in 1944 and its wines are recognized as benchmarks of the Barossa Valley. Extensive experience and a continued sense of evolution is personified in winemakers Stuart Blackwell and Toby Barlow. As a Senior Winemaker for over 30 years; Stuart Blackwell has developed a deep understanding of the rich tapestry of site anc climatic variances in the Barossa and an appreciation of both dedicated growers and ‘old vine Shiraz”.

Inkberry winery is located 150 miles from Sydney, in the foothills of the Great Dividing Mountain Range. One of the highest elevation vineyards in Australia at 1,900 feet above sea level.
The winery has a policy of eminence on shoot and bunch contraction rather than irrigation; aspiring to get consistent berry size, color, and balance.

 

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING!

Tuesday October 19th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 

WITHER HILLS SAUVIGNON BLANC, 2009

The 2009 Wither Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc shows benchmark characteristics; intense gooseberry, tomato leaf and capsicum characters underpinned by the classically pungent melon, guava and passionfruit aromatics. The palate is extraordinarily balanced with bright seamless acidity, concentration of brambly, mineral lemongrass flavours and a long supple finish. A wine of remarkable intensity.

BTG $ 5.50                             Retail $12.99

 

ST HALLETT POACHER’S BLEND, 2007

Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc with a tiny proportion of Riesling.  The nose is full of tropical aromas of passion fruit, melon, pineapple with hints of citrus and grassy notes. In the palate a full flavored array of fruit that continues throughout the length of the wine wich provide structure and mouth feel balance by crisp acidity.

BTG $ 4.75                             Retail $10.99

 

ST HALLETT GAMEKEEPER’S RESERVE, 2008

St Hallett Gamekeeper’s Reserve is packed with Shiraz and Grenache; unique in its on way; it includes a tiny proportion of Touriga Nacional in the mix, giving it a floral and spice finish.

BTG $ 4.75                              Retail $10.99

 

SAINT HALLET FAITH SHIRAZ. 2007

St. Hallett Faith is a vibrant and expressive example of Barrosan Shiraz. Grapes are sourced from across the valley providing a cross section of flavors which arise from the differences in climate and soils.  An accesible, fruit driven wine, Faithis vibrant yet dense prurple hue hints at the generosity of the fruit within.

BTG $6.50                              Retail $16.99

 

INKBERRY SHIRAZ CABERNET MOUNTAIN ESTATE, 2007

Vibrant and rich, with a nice mineral note weaving through the ripe blackberry, tar and spice flavors. The fruit lingers on the open-textured finish.

BTG $ 5.50                                 Retail $12.99

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