Semillon Sauvignon Blanc:
We wanted to make our signature Semillon grapes accessible to wine lovers who enjoy a softer palate entry than our pure-play Semillon. So we challenged our winemaker, PJ Charteris, to develop a blend of NSW Sauvignon Blanc with our estate grown Semillon. This he did ...... indeed our Sem/Sav Blanc wine is now our biggest seller!
When planting our first Shiraz vines in 1999 and 2000, we were guided partly by the Colo River valley terroir, its alluvial and loamy soils, frosts in winter and heat in summer; but also and importantly by what our family and friends enjoyed ........ a medium weight and smooth Shiraz.
Not a big chewy red, rather a welcoming lower alcohol wine displaying lots of fresh plums and blackberry flavours. And a mild peppery spice from our 20-year-old vines compliments but never overpowers.
Similar to our Shiraz, we aspired to produce a medium weight mellow Merlot yet full of dark berry character. We wanted to enjoy a bottle without a headache: Our Merlot offers a soft entry, exhibiting dark berry flavours with cherries and blackberries and rarely runs above 12% alcohol.
At last, it’s okay for gentlemen to enjoy a Rosé too! For many years we have made very small quantities of Rosé, just for ourselves to enjoy. On the back of friends’ requests and a demand upsurge for Rosé around the world, we now produce JoJo’s Jetty Rosé derived from a blend of our handpicked red grapes, definitely a fine and dry estate wine.