A while ago we were sent these Roenfeldt Hill samples from wayneelson (thank you!) So let’s kick off with the 2018 Riogner (Riesling + Viognier) now straight up… What what a blend! Buttery lemon in colour, with honeyed lifted apricots leading to a creamy, round, seamless mid-palate, showing good acidity, keeping it fresh and finishing long. To be honest this almost came off Chardonnay like so if you enjoy your Chardy, give this a whirl for a change!
2017 Grenache Mataro. Haven’t seen much of this blend around so we were super intrigued. Stewed & spicy, with a pronounced fruit forward nose. Medium to full bodied; its dense, smooth mouthfeel shows a medley of red & black berries, with a sweet, chewy, almost cloying finish. If you like your wines on the sweeter side, this is for you. Only 1400 bottles produced.
The 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro was full of muddled red and black fruit, leather, tobacco leaf and sweet spice. Ripe and juicy, with all three varietals working together in harmony, displaying depth of flavour, supple tannins and a round, silky smooth mouthfeel, finishing long and dry, begging for another sip. Again only 1400 bottles produced.
2016 Zinfandel Shiraz. Another rare blend - and our pick of the bunch! It’s ripe, plush and smooth; focused, fruit forward and full bodied, unfurling in the glass, loaded with flavour and depth, showing hints of capsicum and savoury notes, beautifully drifting away on the finish.
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