Frizzante Block Eight 2018
$39 a Bottle
This is Block Eight’s celebration in a bottle.
It's limey zest combined with bubbles makes it a refreshing drink on a hot day. Consider serving it over ice and lime for the perfect summer drink.
The two previous vintages have sold out quickly so we know this won't stay around for very long! Made from juicy Semillon grapes this Frizzante is a bit like life on Block Eight’s 100 acres: a little bit sweet, a little bit bubbly. Enjoy our Frizzante when you’re feeling a little bit special.
Shiraz Durif Rutherglen Estate
$25.40 a Bottle
75% Shiraz, 25% Durif
98% Rutherglen, 2% Heathcote
Our Shiraz is grown on the De Bortoli Burgoyne and Shelley’s vineyards on the eastern edge of the Rutherglen region. The Durif component is sourced from selected blocks on the Shelley’s vineyard. Both sites have an interesting gravel, clay and alluvial soil mix, resulting in a positive diversity of fruit flavour profiles.
After a cooler and slightly wetter than average winter, Rutherglen had good growing conditions through spring. The summer was warm and dry with above average temperatures but without any days of extreme heat. This allowed the grapes to develop full flavours and some fantastic depth of colour.
Deep dark red with vibrant red hues framed by soft persistent bubbles. Fresh red berry, chocolate and spice coated with creamy mouth filling mousse. The residual sweetness balances with the chalky tannins to balance the palate. The result is a creamy velvety mouthful of flavour. Aromas of red berries and spice with nuances of darker berries and chocolate due to portions of the final blend having spent time in older oak to add a further dimension of complexity.
Parcels of 2018 Shiraz and Durif were selected on their suitable flavour profiles and tannin structure. Richness of fruit with great balance, and softness of tannins were most desired. The final blend was made with the Shiraz portion matured in older oak to add a further dimension of complexity. The mousse and bead are added to help balance the mouthfeel and texture to the wine. The sweetness was added to balance the palate and the consistency of the wine, delivering an enjoyable versatile sparkling.
Rococo Premium Cuvee
$14.99 a Bottle
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Pale colour with green tinges. Subtle biscuit-like aromas with citrus and white pear characters. Soft creamy textured palate with length and drinkability.
Fruit is gently pressed to promote delicacy. The juice is fermented in both tank and wooden casks. The wine is allowed to complete natural malolactic fermentation and sits on fine lees for extended periods, before secondary fermentation and bottling.
Rococo Premium Rosé
$14.9 A Bottle
Chardonnay 88%, Pinot Noir 8%, Pinot Meunier 2%, Other 2%
Gently aromatic with subtle biscuit aromas. Creamy and elegant on the palate with fine bubble texture.
Gently pressed and the finest juice from the batches is selected and fermented in both tank and cask. The wines are then allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation and are stirred weekly for 3 months to integrate the fruit, yeast and the textural characters from the oak. The base wines are then blended and transferred to tank where they sit on lees for varying lengths of time and are over blended with 'reserve' wines from previous vintages.