NEW RELEASE OPTUME WINES

Only 1230 bottles made
The exceptional 2021 vintage provided ideal conditions for us to follow-up our inaugural 2020 release in presenting an overall expression of Chardonnay provided from multiple sub-regions of the Yarra Valley. Grapes were sourced from seven select vineyard sites dispersed across the central valley floor rising up to the higher, cooler later-ripening upper Yarra to the south. Combining volume, intensity and weight with focus, finesse and restraint, this enticing slow-building fuller-bodied Chardonnay is the meeting of an assemblage of individual strengths and personalities of multiple vineyard sites. It leads with an aromatic intensity of mandarin, pine-lime, Aleppo pepper, fennel pollen, makrut leaf, chamomile, bread dough, spun sugar, crème anglaise and gun smoke with an undercurrent of grapefruit pith, shale and petrichor.

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Only 1856 bottles made
The 2019 vintage provided prime conditions to fashion the third instalment of our Optume Shiraz. 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 a wine greater than the sum of its parts. This broodingly aromatic and refined Shiraz opens with a complex intensity, walking a tightrope between red and black fruits, loganberry, cranberry, plum compote, white pepper, clove, black limes, aniseed, and olive tapenade.

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Only 803 bottles made
The 2019 vintage provided ideal conditions to pursue the second instalment of our Optume Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes were sourced from select premium sites located across the Yarra Valley with the express intention of creating a cool-climate, single-varietal, classic ‘claret’ style of Cabernet Sauvignon of exceptional regional character and typicity. The wine features brooding restrained fruit characters of cassis, bramble, blackberry leaf and dark chocolate with complexing savoury elements of bergamot, bay leaf, sandalwood and leather.

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