This wine is made from Verdelho grapes that have been left to ripen on the vine for a longer period to achieve tropical fruit flavours and a higher concentration of sugar. The grapes are then hand harvested, crushed and pressed. The Verdelho juice is then fortified with Brandy and SVR spirit and is transferred to old French oak barrels in our Solera for up to 12 years. The Solera is located in our historic ‘old cellar’ which is not air-conditioned and the warmer ambient conditions allow the wine to concetrate in flavour and in sugar. We periodically draw wine off this Solera to be bottled.
This wine is blended from different Vintages of fortified Verdelho from our historic Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard in the Hunter Valley. Made to reflect a style that’s rich in flavour, concentrated and complex whilst retaining freshness.
Deep golden to amber in colour.
A complex aroma of butterscotch, toffee and toasty oak.
A rich and luscious palate of butterscotch and orange marmalade. Nutty and rancio characters contribute complexity whilst a long acid line leaves this wine finishing fresh.