Easy to approach, easy to drink, and easy on the wallet. With a lifted aroma of bright, juicy berry fruits, hints of warm spices and a dash of white pepper the palate is medium bodied, with a bright mouth filling texture balanced by subtle hints of oak. The structure is reasonably fine with a good acid backbone running the length of the palate making for good length.
The vines on Block 50 are some of the oldest on the estate, these mature plantings helping to establish Orange’s reputation as a world class wine producing region. Using sustainable viticulture practices in the vineyard have allowed these vines to thrive naturally producing incredible fruit with excellent depth and character, the hallmark of wines from this area.
From the Winery
Our infamous “Block 50” comes from one of the most coveted block of vines in our Estate. These mature plantings have played a major role in establishing Orange as a world class wine region. Block 50 is sustainably farmed and is proud to be involved in a wide range of sustainable viticultural practices including utilising technology to improve soil health, minimising water use, using sheep to minimise weeds between the rows and planting trees throughout the vineyard. These techniques allow the vines to thrive naturally – producing fruit with incredible depth and pure varietal character.
Grapes were harvested at their optimum ripeness over a 3 week period. The fruit was de-stemmed and then fermented at warm temperatures with twice daily maceration of skins to assist in colour and flavour extraction. Pressed off skins at the completion of ferment, this wine was then lightly matured on French oak for 6 months only – to retain the full juicy fruit palate. Several parcels were then blended to achieve best blend of fruit, tannin and palate weight.
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WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Central Ranges, NSW
Winemaker: Debbie Lauritz
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
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