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Tasting Notes Grand Reserve
When the conditions are considered to be at their optimum, we produce wines for the Grand Reserve Range. This range is the pinnacle of Pepper Tree Wines and can be simply explained as the 'best of the best'. Produced in limited quantities these wines are highly sought after.
The name 'Strandlines' comes from the ancient shorelines or dunes that mark the retreating ocean from what is now the Naracoorte Range in Wrattonbully. These ancient dunes harbour the famed 'Terra Rossa' topsoil over Gambier limestone. The secret of these soils lies in the near perfect drainage they provide, leading to small crops of wonderfully concentrated fruit.Current Vintage Tasting Note: 2013Download Back Vintages PDF: 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2012 | 2013 |
The best Hunter Shiraz comes from old vines grown on the renowned red clay soils on the foothills of the Brokenback Range. The Tallawanta Vineyard was planted in 1920 by the Elliot family and to this day produces some of the Hunter's best Shiraz. Now under the care of Pepper Tree, these 90 year old vines produce tiny quantities of intensely flavoured fruit.
Download Back Vintages PDF: 2009 | 2011 |
8R Merlot is sourced off our Wrattonbully Vineyard on the Limestone Coast. It is a new clone which has only recently been introduced to Australia. We have separated the fruit from this block as it shows more flavour and intensity with excellent structure.
Current Vintage Tasting Note: 2013Download Back Vintages PDF: 2012 | 2013 |
Block 21A has been the source of some of the best Cabernet on our Wrattonbully Vineyard for many years. This single block has been selected and bottled seperately due to its very thin layer of 'Terra Rossa' sandy loam overlying soft limestome. The vines grow roots that penetrate deep into the rock producing small bunches and tiny berries leading to intense fruit flavours and distinctive fine tannin structures.
Current Vintage Tasting Note: 2014Download Back Vintages PDF: 2013 | 2014 |
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