Carillion Wines has released two new vintage wines in its ‘Origins’ range; the flagship 2019 Carillion Origins Fenestella Shiraz(Hunter Valley) and the 2019 Carillion Origins Feldspars Shiraz (Orange).
The Carillion ‘Origins’ range of wines comprise single vineyard wines made from selecting the best possible parcels from the best blocks, producing wines that are truly expressive of the variety, region and terroir. The new wines highlight the distinct characteristics of these two Shiraz from these premium NSW wine regions.
The 2019 Carillion Fenestella Shiraz is the nineth vintage of this wine and is named for the 300-million-year-old bryozoan fossils found throughout the Tallavera Grove Vineyard. The wine is made from a single block in the vineyard which is characterised by its Terra Rossa clay over limestone soils.
“The grapes were handpicked and fermented in open fermenters, with 30 per cent whole bunches and the balance gently crushed on top,” explains winemaker Andrew Ling. “We then mature the wine in second and third use puncheons for ten months prior to bottling to ensure balance with the pristine fruit.
“Our 2019 Carillon Origins Feldspars Shiraz (our tenth Feldspars vintage) from Orange is made in same way, giving us the perfect opportunity allow the fruit to showcase the region. The winemaking and oak regime is identical as we are aiming to highlight the regional and even vineyard terroir, rather than the winemaking.”
Along with the differences in soil (with our Orange vineyard sitting on extremely deep, ancient volcanic basalt) the vineyards have a 500-metre difference in elevation, giving extended ripening and plenty of sunlight hours (averaging 9 hours per day during the growing season). This block produces small, extremely delicate, perfumed red Shiraz with licks of minerality and plush tannins.
In contrast, the Hunter Valley Tallavera vineyard is Terra Rossa soil derived from underlying limestone which is marine in origin. This vineyard block is littered with chunks of limestone rising from the soil. This gives pH benefits along with excellent drainage. The sunshine hours are slightly shorter, averaging 7.5 hours per day. By contrast, this wine is characterised by predominantly blue and red fruit with integrated savoury undertones.
“It’s important to note that these wines are only made in exceptional vintages,” continues Andrew. “These wines are modern in style, bright and fruit forward which suits the vineyards. In terms of winemaking, I will continue to take a hands-off approach to highlight the sites from both regions.”
Distribution: Carillion wines are distributed nationally by Carillion Wines and are available online at carillionwines.com.au
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Carillion Wines: Established in the Hunter Valley in 2000 the Davis family’s Carillion Wines owns vineyards in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley and Orange, and South Australia’s Wrattonbully. Carillion’s Tallavera Grove vineyard was planted in the Hunter’s Mount View region in 1994 and is home to their cellar door and boasts one of the best views across the valley.