Bottling News: Pinot Gris 2020
The Pinot Gris has been released, and it’s marvellous! Here are some images and videos from the bottling process – it’s remarkable how these grapes go from looking like brown soup to a gorgeous, clear bright wine. Just like magic!
Tasting Diary: October 2019
Tony recently flew to Melbourne for a wine tasting over dinner in a private home in Thornbury.
It turns out that the Minnow Creek Shiraz is versatile enough to function as a rolling pin in a pinch!
A delightful night was had by all, a great deal of Minnow Creek was drunk, sold and discussed, all lead by Tony’s deep belief that wine should be, above all things, drinkable. Judging by the empty bottles the next day, the attendees agreed!
Vintage News, April 2019
It’s been a busy time here at Minnow Creek – between the picking, fermenting and bottling we’ve hardly had time to gather our thoughts.
Tony is very excited about the Shiraz, picked in March. In his words, it’s ‘probably some of the best Shiraz I have picked in the past five years.’ The fruit is in beautiful condition. It’s been crushed and pressed, producing a gorgeous deep colour with violets and dark berry aromatics. Tony reckons it’s ‘really wonderful wine. I could not be happier!’ We haven’t seen him this excited in a long time, so keep an eye out for it!
Here’s Tony in his element (and entirely ruining that yellow t-shirt).
It’s red season at the moment, with Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon just picked and fermented. Both are giving us beautiful, deep, bright fruit and excellently structured tannins. It’s looking like a brilliant vintage this year!
Here are some photos of our beautiful Sangiovese grapes.
And here are some very satisfying videos of the bottling process!