Our Wines

Straw Wine

Straw Wine

Product Description

The secret to our Straw Wine is harvesting Chenin grapes at normal ripeness levels to capture a healthy acidity.  The grapes are dried outside in the shade until they are half raisined, concentrating flavours, acidity and sugar into a super intense, but balanced treat. Fermentation is in old French barrels with indigenous yeasts and can last up to a year.  The wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined.

Tasting Notes

Deep golden straw in colour, with a rich, viscous appearance. The nose and palate is a complex, enticing blend of dried peaches, apricots and marmalade, with savoury, nutty aromas of almonds, marzipan and honey. The intense mouth-feel is balanced by a clean, fresh and very long finish of dried apricots. The wine is best served chilled at 9 to 11 °C

Accolades
  • 2008 – 5 Stars  Platter, 96 Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Spectator
  • 2009 – 4.5 Stars  Platter, 96 Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator
  • 2010 – 5 Stars  Platter, 93 Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator
  • 2011 – 5 Stars  Platter, 97 Wine Advocate, 17.5 Jancis Robinson
  • 2012 – 5 Stars  Platter, 93 Wine Advocate, 96 Tim Atkin
  • 2013 – 5 Stars  Platter, 96 Wine Advocate
  • 2015 – 5 Stars  Platter & Dessert Wine of the Year, 95  Jamie Goode, 95  Tim Atkin