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From the winery that hugs the Murray River near Mildura

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On the banks of the Murray, just 15 minutes from Mildura, is a perfect location for sipping wines and watching the river glide by.  It's where the Murphy family built their 'house on the hill' with its first-class cellar door and restaurant.

With its red loam over limestone soils and water from the river, it was also a prime spot for nurturing wines. The oldest vines were planted over 50 years ago and today there are around twenty difference grape varieties enjoying that setting.

At the cellar door, the knowledgeable staff guide you through the extensive range of wines on offer, making sure you taste the ones to suit your palate or maybe even challenge your usual habits!

Included in the wine ranges is Estate Grown which Trentham describes as "Inspired by our surroundings we reflect on the essential nature of the Murray Darling to create wines of distinction and sustainability."

 

Trentham Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2017

Grapes: Pinot noir makes some of the most famous wines in the world, but is a challenging variety; temperamental in the vineyard and needs nurturing in the winery. Picked from our best vineyard, the grapes ripened slowly and evenly to result in great fruit quality.

Vintage: ‘Late but great’ sums up the 2017 vintage. Good rain in spring, followed by mild weather and only short heat waves resulted in grapes ripening slowly on the vine. It was certainly an unusually late harvest but the wines are something to be proud of – well-balanced fruit, plenty of flavour and distinct varietal aromas.

Winemaking: the grapes were de-stemmed and pumped through a chiller into the fermentation vessel at 5°C and cold soaked for 36 hours before yeast was added. Cold soaking is a winemaking technique used to increase the red berry characters in the wine. After the addition of yeast, the wine was fermented on skins for 5 days before pressing out. A portion of the wine was matured in French oak before blending and bottling.

The wine: cherry red with plum and spice aromas, berry fruit flavours with subtle French oak and a soft silky finish.

The food: an excellent choice with an antipasto plate, light tomato-based pasta and almost any duck dish.

Alc/vol: 14.0%

RRP A$18.00 750ml bottle (direct from winery)

 

Trentham Estate Grown Pinot Gris 2018

Grapes: the grape variety is a relative of pinot noir and known as pinot grigio in Italy and pinot gris in France. It can be made into wines of varied styles. The gris style is softer and more generous in flavor than the grigio style of Italy. These grapes were picked at full ripeness, yielding good flavor and texture.

Vintage: warm, dry weather during the 2018 harvest restricted our crop levels and helped to produce exceptional fruit quality with plenty of aromatics and flavour. Lower rain levels during the growing season translated into smaller berries packing their punch, making our winemakers very happy!

Winemaking: once harvested, the fruit was crushed and pressed; the juice was cold settled and racked to ferment. The ferment was carried out with a selected yeast. Post fermentation the wine was stabilised, clarified and bottled.

The wine: pale green in colour with aromas of pear and baked apple; flavours of honeysuckle and light tropical fruits. A full round and soft wine, slightly sweet and very appealing.

The food: enjoy with matured cheeses and spicy Asian dishes.

Alc/vol: 12.5%

RRP A$18.00 750ml bottle (direct from winery) 

 

Trentham Estate Grown Shiraz 2017

Grapes:  Shiraz, also known as syrah, is thought to originate from the Rhone Valley in France and it continues to be the most predominant variety in this region. In 1831 James Busby collected cuttings from France and brought them to Australia. By the 1860’s shiraz was established as one of the most important grape varieties in Australia and has developed an excellent reputation and is sought after worldwide.

Vintage: 'Late but great’ sums up the 2017 vintage. Good rain in spring, followed by mild weather and only short heat waves resulted in grapes ripening slowly on the vine. It was certainly an unusually late harvest but the wines are something to be proud of – well balanced fruit, plenty of flavour and distinct varietal aromas.

Winemaking: once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed and pumped into the fermentation vessel. The fruit was fermented on skins for 7 days before pressing. After pressing, the wine was matured in a combination of new and aged French and American oak barrels. The wine was then blended and bottled in June 2017.

The wine: dark vibrant red in colour with lifted aromas of black cherry and chocolate. On the palate concentrated dark fruit flavours are complemented by subtle oak characters of mocha and spice. Full bodied and well-structured with firm ripe tannins providing balance and length.

The food: excellent match with any grilled red meat or a rich casserole.

Alc/vol: 14.5%

RRP A$18.00 750ml bottle (direct from winery)

 

See links below for furher Trentham Estate tasting notes

 

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