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OPTUME | A MASTERPIECE IN WINE
Levantine Hill Estate exists for one reason: To produce wines of uncompromising quality and distinction. A chance meeting between founder Elias Jreissati and winemaker Paul Bridgeman saw paths cross, trajectories intersect, minds and visions interact. Their shared vision is to create the optimum expression of a cool climate wine, from each suitable vintage, without regard to vineyard location, cost or effort. The resulting wine is this Optume: The pinnacle of what we are capable of. Discover our new release 2020 Optume Chardonnay and 2018 Optume Shiraz below.
Our Optume wines embody the sum of our people and of our work, showcasing years of meticulous effort by our winemaker Paul Bridgeman to create a wine expressing the Yarra Valley. We have looked beyond the horizon of our own vineyards to pull together an assemblage of hand-sorted grapes sourced from individual Yarra Valley sites. The combination of terroirs allows for more nuanced flavours and complexity, with the outcome an outstanding new benchmark in wine.
The rarity of these wines results from the pulling together of the strengths and expressions of a small number of select grapes. Each parcel of fruit was expressly designated for predicted contributions they have towards the final blend.
The end result is a masterpiece in wine. Each bottle is accompanied by an individually numbered key that unlocks the magnificent contents inside your wine's hand-made casing. Register your interest or join our mailing list to be kept up-to-date on the release of the new vintage Optume wines.
NEW RELEASE OPTUME WINES
The 2018 vintage provided ideal conditions and a lengthy growing season to follow-up our inaugural Optume 2017 release. Grapes were sourced from select premium sites located across the Yarra Valley with the express intention of creating a classic cool-climate Shiraz of exceptional regional character and typicity. This assemblage of five individual sites combines their intrinsic strengths and expressions to deliver the optimum, a complete and superlative wine, greater than the sum of its parts.
As per the over-arching Optume philosophy of trans-regional focus as opposed to site specificity, this exceptional Chardonnay is an expression greater than the personality offered by any single site. Showing volume and weight with finesse and restraint, this intense, slow-building, enticingly fuller-bodied Chardonnay is the result of an assemblage of seven vineyard sites. Befitting a regionally representative wine of this ilk, the intensity of presence, flavour and subtle power resound with length and persistence.