New Bordeaux Inspired Wines

New Bordeaux Inspired Wines

We are very excited to release our new Bordeaux inspired wines! Both from the 2022 vintage, the two new releases draw direct inspiration from the two banks of France’s Bordeaux region. Whereas Left Bank pays homage to the Médoc region of Bordeaux and is a 60/40 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Right Back pays homage to Bordeaux regions such as St Emilion with a 70/30 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 

We have been producing our Bordeaux blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc since our 2nd vintage, we have a real love of these styles and wanted to explore them further with our ‘Left Bank’ blend of Cabernet Merlot which has a long and proud history in Australia.

The region is perfectly suited to these varieties. While there is strong focus on the Burgundy varieties in Orange, history has shown that these Bordeaux varieties excel. The founding vignerons of the region such as Bloodwood’s Stephen and Rhonda Doyle, Canobolas Smith’s Murray Smith and Philip Shaw have examples of these varieties that have shown to have superb depth, complexity and most of all, great longevity.

We are hoping to build on these early examples and create wines that will evolve and develop in the bottle over the next 15 plus years.

Stay tuned for reviews and awards on these two!