Koppamurra - our wines
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Riesling 2021 Clare Valley – Watervale  
Well, there was NO 2020 Riesling for us and many others – that summer’s drought wiped it out. BUT we now have a new source vineyard in much the same area and we are very happy to have an excellent Riesling from their grapes. All the freshness, crispness, citrusness and mineral flavourness you could wish for from this famed Riesling region

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Riesling 2019 Clare Valley – Watervale  

BRONZE 2019 Small Winemakers Nat'l  For 10 years the Honey’s immaculate vineyard has provided us with grapes for Rieslings that have won gold, silver and bronze medals with remarkable and gratifying quantity. A medal again for the 10th year in a row!  Even after a difficult Clare season, we have the fresh, clean, crisp wine we expect – along with the typical citrus and mineral flavours.  

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Riesling 2018 Clare Valley – Watervale    2019 WineWise National                         

From Darry and Chris Honey's superb vineyard as our earlier wines. An excellent, but slow ripening vintage resulting in a very late pick in early March. Well-balanced new, pale straw colour, it will develop into a mellower, honey coloured wine over coming years, for those who enjoy older Riesling.

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Riesling 2017 Clare Valley – Watervale   

Darry and Chris Honey's Watervale, Clare Valley vineyard has given us another fine Riesling.  An excellent, but slow ripening vintage resulting in a very late pick in early March. As previously, the typical lime and lemon flavours, together with well-balanced mineral acidity, are again prominent. Whilst new, pale straw colour, it will develop into a mellower, honey coloured wine over coming years, for those who enjoy older Riesling.

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Pinot Gris - 2020 Adelaide Hills 

Our third wine of this variety from the cool climate Adelaide Hills. Bright, fresh and clean, but with good fruit intensity and texture and with pear, nectarine and apple fruit flavours. Well balanced crisp acid with a slightly creamy finish and enjoyable mouth feel. An easy drinking wine, to be enjoyed with a range of food or on its own, all year round.

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Rosé - 2021 McLaren Vale  

Just teasing!    New... but just not yet!   Later this year. 

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Rosé - 2019 McLaren Vale  

Almost all Grenache (winemaker’s own), with a spoonful or two of Shiraz.  Dry, pale – the classic nymph’s bum pink – much in the style of our 2017 and 2018.  Smooth berry fruit flavours. Chill it. Ideal anesthetics for the coming excessive heat.  

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Rosé - 2018 McLaren Vale  

A blend of 15% Shiraz and 85% Grenache.  A fresh, clean Rosé, light in colour and quite dry, similar to last year, but retaining the soft berry fruit flavours. Enjoy all year round, but particularly in the warmer summer months served chilled.

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REDS

'Torresan Block' Shiraz 2020 McLaren Vale
The first Shiraz from winemaker Damian’s own small grape farm. Summer drought, small berries, intense fruit flavours. French and American oak barrel maturation. A ‘new wave’ complex and elegant Shiraz that rivals and will be a good replacement for the ‘Ramsay Black’ which is now almost gone. 10 years with good cellaring.       
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Ramsay Black Shiraz 2011 McLaren Vale  
The wine was matured in new French and American Oak (60%) and 1-3 year old Seasoned French Oak (40%) for 15 months. ‘Black’ in colour with dark fruit flavours and aromas, spice and dark chocolate with fine smooth tannins. The wine can be enjoyed now, but the complex fruit flavours will develop significantly with bottle age, rewarding patient cellaring for up to 10 years.        
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Touriga Nacional 2020 Barossa Valley

A red grape, historically used in Portugal and Australia in fortified wine – i.e., ‘port’ – almost always blended. Also, as part of a blend in a number of Oz table wines. However! Very, very few winemakers doing a straight Touriga N. We are now one of them and we think it well worthwhile – a flavour all its own, firm tannins and overall, you’d probably say ‘softish’. A must for the seeker of ‘new’ varietals. Incidentally our first Barossa Valley wine. 

For release mid 2021 – get in quick. 

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Joanna Shiraz 2012 Wrattonbully
A lush, rich wine, full bodied with intense fruit flavours and the distinctive characters of the region. This premium release will benefit from patient, careful cellaring, as it will develop significantly with bottle age for up to 10 years. Drink up to 2020.
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Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Wrattonbully 

More from Mosquito Creek – by now you will have worked out they are the source for all our Wrattonbully wines. As we do, the best of the barrels selected for bottling.  Full-bodied, intense flavours.   More tannic early, but will last and last, improving all the way – 10 years plus with good cellaring.

      

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wrattonbully 
"Barrel Selection" We selected only the very best barrels to produce a wine to rival our multi-award winning Cabernets from previous vintages. Low yielding crop, from the classic ‘terra rossa over limestone soil’, hand picked, controlled ferment and aged for nearly 2 years in seasoned and new French oak barrels. Still very new, the wine is one to cellar, where it will develop and mature significantly with bottle age to a full bodied wine with intense berry fruit flavours and an elegant, smooth finish. Drink up to 2022.
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Grenache  2021 McLaren Vale 

Just teasing!    New... but just not yet!   For release 2022. 

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Grenache  2020 McLaren Vale 

..The second Grenache from the Damian grape farm. Not to be missed – looks every bit as good as the 2 times Gold Medal 2019. Very much in the new lighter McLaren Vale style – and Grenache is becoming a signature wine for the Vale.

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Grenache  2019 McLaren Vale Gold Medal!Gold Medal!  

and from winemaker Damian’s own small vineyard! Only 10 weeks in the bottle but three medals already: 
GOLD 2019 Small Winemakers National,  Bronze 2019 Royal Melbourne, Bronze 2019 WineWise National.  This is a terrific wine and not to be missed – the Melbourne judges said …lovely lifted florals, medium intensity and tannins, good colour with fragrant spicy red fruits… youthful bright and juicy and very fresh’. Very much in the new McLaren Vale style. Lightly oaked. 

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Pinot Noir 2016 Adelaide Hills  
From the excellent 2016 vintage, the grapes from the cool climate Adelaide Hills, were aged in new and seasoned French Oak barrels for 12 months. The wine has solid fruit flavours, unlike many Pinots which can tend to be a bit thin.  bright colour and concentrated cherry, plum and raspberry flavours with a touch of spice. 

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G. S. M. 2018 McLaren Vale    
T[Grenache 41%, Shiraz 41%, Mourvèdre 18%]  The 2017 GSM won a gold, won your vote – now nearly sold out – and we’ll be surprised if this one doesn’t do as well.  GSM, like Grenache, has become a McLaren Vale signature wine. Very drinkable now, only getting better with bottle age and cool cellaring.  Grapes all from old bush vines – classic! 

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Reserve Shiraz 2017 Padthaway  
Patiently aged in new and seasoned French Oak (60%) and American Oak (40%).  A slightly ‘bigger wine’ than the 2015, rich, full bodied with strong dark berry fruit flavours, vanilla and caramel, with a velvety texture and a smooth elegant finish.

      

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