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The Field of Mars Collection

2019 Field of Mars Collection

                                                             

This pack contains six unique Field of Mars Single Vineyard Hunter Valley wines in a collector's wooden box. This collection epitomises the highest quality with limited bottles produced of each variety, Semillon, Chardonnay & Shiraz. Selected from precise sub sections of our best vineyard blocks these wines show outstanding varietal expression and true historical & regional identity.

2 x Block 2A Semillon 2015
2 x Block 6 Chardonnay 2015
2 x Block 1 Shiraz 2014

Tasting Notes

Field of Mars Block 2A Semillon 2015 

Planted in 1968, the deep white-sands of Block 2a deliver Semillon fruit with extraordinary focus and exceptional finesse centered on the hallmark aromatic intensity of lime juice and lemon zest, wonderfully supported by ripples of crunchy grapefruit and lime-shred marmalade.
On the palate, the yellow-citrus purity is sovereign, and it bestows a sublime lustrous quality with effortless grace, pushing out to a long fine finish which persists with precise tangy freshness. Delicious hints of mineral and chalk stay on the palate with a lift of white fig and pineapple fruit energy, fine, lithe and delicate.The 2015 Field of Mars  Semillon is flawless, showing all of the traits for great cellaring beyond 15 years.

Only 123 dozen made

Field of Mars Block 6 Chardonnay 2015  

Planted in 1968, the fine sands of Block 6 are ideal for Semillon and Chardonnay, generating beautiful fruit balance with the key chemistry for world-class greatness.

Fine fruit aromas reveal crunchy white-peach and nectarine with vibrant brightness. The palate sits in wonderful fruit unison; ripe stone-fruit threaded with the luxurious satiny softness of brown fig and canary / honeydew melon, all held in poise by youthful stalky astringency from whole-bunch pressing. is pure and elegant. The best of deluxe oak is intricately woven into the aroma with fine vanilla perfumes melding into the fruit, recurring on the palate with such sheer softness that it could be fresh fruits flecked with honey. Keep it if you can, best drinking between 7 – 12 years. 

Only 128 dozen made

Field of Mars Block 1 Shiraz 2014

Planted in 1968 on deep black clay soils, this old-vine Hunter Shiraz has intensity, filling the glass with saturated black fruits complemented by layer upon layer of gentle richness: black cherry, liquorice, black chocolate, black pepper, and juniper. Elements of regional terrior with aromas of currant and clove adding heady intensity to the fruit darkness at first, yielding inevitably to the massive power of cassis-like richness and oak-spice opulence which builds with unstoppable momentum.

This inky fruit combines with beautiful oak spice for magical harmony, delivering superb balance in rolling waves of mouth-filling and steadfast persistence, deep yet gentle, showing a velvet foundation of tannins with a slight espresso-like dryness and tongue-staining grain.This wine is the “Magnum Opus” of our reds from the great Vintage of 2014 and will greatly reward cellaring beyond 10 years.

Only 134 dozen made

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2018 Epogée

Winemakers Selection Range

2018 Hunter Valley Epogee

Variety: 40% Roussanne | 30% Viognier |30% Marsanne  
Region: Hunter Valley 

Vineyard : Keith Tulloch Estate, 688 Vineyard

Vine Age : 15 - 50 years

Tasting Notes

Epogee is a 100% Hunter blend; the titan in our white wine line-up. The colour shows bright straw green, with a deeper core of yellow. Bold aromatic signatures: powerful golden peach and ripe nectarine at its core, with musk, yellow jasmine, white honey and pear all combining with a rich perfumed harmony.

The palate is all about plushness, velvet depth and texture; Viognier (30%) delivers a luxurious layer of golden fruit silkiness. Finer waxy texture, pear and yellow fruit boldness are  signatures of Marsanne (30%) and significantly Roussanne (40%) delivers cashew-like creaminess to the finish. A beautiful and natural culmination of fruit umami and barrel fermentation.

Drink: Now to 2023
Food Match: Gnocchi, pasta, or seafood

Technical Data

Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.21

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2018 Latara Vineyard Semillon

Single Vineyard Range

2018 Latara Vineyard Semillon                                           

Variety:      100% Semillon 

Vineyard:    Keith Tulloch Latara Vineyard

Region:       Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

Vine age:    Vines planted in 1978

Tasting Notes

This single vineyard on Deasys Road, Pokolbin was established in 1978 on volcanic, clay and limestone soils. The site has a gentle rise with a Western aspect, providing plentiful sunlight for consistently outstanding fruit. This vineyard was purchased by Keith Tulloch Wine in 2017, and the first vintage of Latara Semillon was hand-picked, destemmed and then pressed in late January of 2018, before fermentation in a stainless steel tank.

Aromatically the wine has signature Semillon perfumes of lemongrass, lime and wet stone. On the palate, chalky, zesty intensity is layered with the bold flavour of lemon, green apple and sherbert, finishing with a softness and length of white melon and lime.

The vineyard has natural grace and power, a site simply demanding a single vineyard release such as this wine. 

Drink: Now - 2030.

165 dozen made.

                                                           

Technical Data

Alcohol  11%

pH          2.82

TA          7.7

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2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz Viognier

2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz Viognier

Variety:  Shiraz (95%) | Viognier (5%)
Region:  Hunter Valley
Vine Age:  40+ years old

Tasting Notes

Impressively deep colour, dense red/black, showing a vibrant crimson rim.

The nose is powerful with the commanding authority of black cherry Shiraz aromas (95%), as well as honeysuckle and floral perfumes of Viognier ( 5%). Deluxe French oak simmers softly in the background, contributing spicier accents of vanilla, cinnamon, and fine, bergamont-tinged black tea. Flavours are dense and smooth, with the magic of  Shiraz and Viognier co-fermentation; the black cherry and black raspberry core flavours are sublimely softened be chocolatey roundness, generating a plush unity of fruit and tannin. Fine oak provides gentle support throughout, a tightly packed foundation with lovely balance and depth.

This will be a vintage to remember, with stellar harvesting conditions and fruit condition, this Shiraz-Viognier already shows delightfully fresh expression and charm, appealing for immediate drinking or medium term cellaring.

Drink: Now to 2023.
Food Match: Slow cooked meats, pizza, or risotto.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 13.8%
pH: 3.46

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2018 McKelvey Vineyard Chardonnay

Single Vineyard Range

2018 McKelvey Vineyard Chardonnay

Variety:     100% Chardonnay       

Vineyard:  McKelvey Vineyard

Region:     Pokolbin, Hunter Valley               

Vine age:  Vines planted in 1998                                                 

Tasting Note

The soils are rich red-brown clay loam overlying a base of powdery limestone, on a gentle hillside with a north to north-west aspect.

Chardonnay clone I10V5 consistently produces ultra-bright ripe fruit showing strong aromas of white flowers, vanilla wafer and ripe peach through to the core flavours of white chocolate and peaches, cashew butter and honeydew melon with a vibrant citrus acidity.

This Chardonnay fruit was hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed and then barrel fermented in deluxe oak giving creamy softness, building layers of class and style throughout. The wine was left sur-lees for 7 months, retaining the pure primary fruit expression.

Drink: Now - 2026. 

180 dozen made.

Food Match: Classic slow roast chicken, soft cheeses.

93 points Gary Walsh 

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14%
pH:         3.11

TA:          6.9        

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