'The Jim Jim' is a small mountain elevation of 750m, just near the famous Hanging Rock in the Macedon Ranges Wine Region of Victoria. It is cold by world viticultural standards, producing wines that have a lot in common with the cooler regions of France and New Zealand and bearing little similarity to those of the warmer parts of Australia where this variety is often grown.
2016 was considered the vintages of the decade by many. Not only did we get very good, clean crops but we also got a nice quantity of fruit as well. A cooler summer without many extremely hot days meant that the vines didn't have any days where they shut down. This meant that vintage was very early and ripening happened evenly and without disease.
This wine is a blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztramier, all grown on our Jim Jim vineyard. The 2016 vintage is the second in which we have blended these pacels of fruit together to make this traditional Alsace blend. These three cool climate varieties complement each other greatly. The Riesling is crisp, the Pinot Gris adds a savoury note and weight and the gewurztraminer adds a pretty floral note.
Colour: Mid straw with golden tinge.
Nose: A powerful lifted turkish delight and peach aroma.
Palate: This wine shows layers of complexity. It has both minerality, honey and stone fruit charecters, complemented by a round, lush texture through to a clean, crisp, refreshing finish.
Awards: Trophy, Public Choice Award for Best Wine of Show, Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition
4 1/2 stars- Winewise Championship 2017
92 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2018