Two gorgeous new wines from Linfield Road are now available, and they both come with hand drawn stick figures!
”The Man About Town” 2006 Aged White Tawny is the newest addition to the Linfield Road single vineyard range. Handmade entirely from Chardonnay grapes sourced from our Southern Barossa family vineyard, it”s the perfect fortified wine to warm up with after a cold winters day. Tasting Note: Golden Amber in colour, the nose displays hints of honey and ripe melon. Rich characters of carmelized apricots and peaches coat the mouth, with a long luscious finish.The wine is named after Thomas Wilson, who arrived in Adelaide from England with his young family on July 27th 1838. After settling in, Thomas wasted no time becoming involved in the affairs of the young city, finding himself elected the 2nd Mayor of Adelaide in 1842 while lecturing on art and engraving, establishing a law firm, acting as the first editor for ”The Adelaide” magazine and writing a great deal of very lengthy poetry.
In 1841, ”The South Australian” Magazine published what can only be described as an extraordinarily descriptive quote about Thomas:
No man seems to possess more of the attribute of ubiquity than Mr Wilson. Visit whatever part of Adelaide you may, during the hours of business, there you are sure to meet with him… he is blessed with a pair of such singularly active legs, as seemingly to annihilate distance and space, his presence in chambers, in the council room, in his own offices, and at the extremities of the city being apparently coeval in point of time.
Annihilating distance and space… if only that trait had passed on down through the generations. It just sounds so useful! The wine has been maturing in oak since 2006, and has developed stunning color and flavour. Made from a single variety, sourced from a single vineyard, in one single vintage and with only 88 dozen produced. Available from the Cellar Door or Mail Order for $15 a bottle. P: (08) 8524 7355.
The Ratafia 2008 Riesling is the other new addition to the range, a delicious single vineyard dessert wine that is on the mellow side of sweet – perfect with a mango sorbet and tropical fruit salad. We have only produced a tiny 170 dozen, so make sure you call into the Cellar Door soon, or give us a call – would love to hear from you.
Tasting Note: Made from Riesling pressings this delicious sweet wine is partially fermented before being fortified with a neutral spirit. Serve chilled and enjoy the delightful pinapple and melon flavours. A wonderful dessert wine.
The Ratafia is made from the Riesling pressings of our 2008 Riesling, and spent 9 months in French oak before bottling. Packaged in stunning 375ml bottles $22 at Cellar Door or Mail Order. P: (08) 8524 7355