The Future Superstars Collection
Cracka Value Rating
RRP $35.31 per bottle
Our Price $29.99
$179.98 (6 x 750ml)
We really want to uncover the emerging names in wine, and we feel that this mixed case is one of the best ways to start uncovering the superstars of the future. The next generation, soon to be household names that will be on your calling card in 5 -10 years time as the absolute must buy wines in the country.
Names likes Out Of Step, Comyns & Co, Musk Lane, Elderslie, Precipice and Nocturne may be pretty unfamiliar to you now, but come back in 10 years time, and I bet you will remember exactly the first time you heard about these exciting new wineries!
Wines in this mixed case includes:
1x 2015 Musk Lane Earthside Syrah (Bendigo, Victoria)
Fruit was hand-sorted, 100% de-stemmed, not crushed. Whole berry ferment in a single small open stainless steel vat. Hand plunged twice daily. Post ferment maceration - 30 days on skins. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in barrel. Matured in old french hogsheads for 11 months - no racking. Minimal sulfites. Minimal filtration. No fining. Vegan friendly.
1x 2016 Comyns & Co Army Block Semillon (Hunter Valley, NSW)
This classic Hunter Valley Semillon is sourced from the renowned “Army Block” vineyard. The pristine fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed resulting in a wine of such purity. This elegant wine displays aromas of lemon lime citrus with a powerful core of juicy citrus fruit and a lingering lime sorbet freshness.
93+ points - Campbell Mattinson; 91 points - Huon Hooke
1x 2016 Elderslie Hills Blend #1 Pinot Blanc (Adelaide Hills, SA)
Made from Pinot Blanc, a variety that melds both fresh, bright savoury characters and has the textural feel of Pinot variants. It is grown behind the range above Woodside and is a very cool, late ripening pocket. Natural acidity is at the nervy end of the spectrum.
1x 2015 Nocturne Chardonnay (Margaret River, WA)
The fruit was handpicked on 22nd February and whole bunch-pressed directly to one new and one two-year-old puncheon, with no settling or fining processes. This juice was then carefully monitored and spontaneous fermentation kicked off on day three after pressing. After a five-week ferment the wine remained un-sulphured on gross lees until November of that year. It did not undergo malolactic fermentation. At that stage the wine was emptied from barrel, then settled, filtered and bottled.
It’s a spectacular site this one, making spectacular white wines. It’s generous in flavour and has oodles of personality. That vibrant acidity chimes clear as a bell and an upper class accent from very expensive oak rounds it nicely.
94 points - Gary Walsh
1x 2014 Out of Step Malakoff Vineyard Nebbiolo (Pyrenees, Victoria)
From vines planted in 2000 by the John family & still meticulously farmed by them to this day, & from a vintage that was pretty much a cracker all across Victoria, we present our second exploration of the site in the 2014 Malakoff Estate Vineyard Nebbiolo.
Hand picked, de-stemmed to 4 x one ton open pots & wild yeast fermented. Gently plunged daily, pressed after 12 days, barrelled down for a couple of weeks then racked & blended before maturing for around 8 months in old hogs heads. Racked again, settled (but not filtered or fined) before being bottled.
93 points - Campbell Mattinson
1x 2016 Precipice Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, Victoria)
The vineyard is situated in the Upper Yarra Valley in Gladysdale on Prices Road. Planted in 1988, this extremely steep site is planted to D Clone. Fruit was hand picked. With approximately 70% de-stemmed and 30% whole bunch making up the ferment. 22 days on skins prior to draining and pressing. The wine was matured in a selection of 1 year old, 2 year old and seasoned French oak puncheons for 7 months.
Although still quite youthful indeed, the wine is already showing quite generous fruit weight, reflective of the season. Some savoury and sappiness notes are evident along with some distinct dark cherry character with fine tannins.
90 points - Mike Bennie