As always, it’s a great pleasure to receive accolades from Australia’s preëminent wine critic, James Halliday.
The new companion has again listed Barratt Wines the five star category, which acknowledges “outstanding wineries producing wines of very high quality”.
Producing hand-crafted cool climate varietals has always been my passion, especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As such, it was rewarding to receive positive results from Halliday for both.
Uley Vineyard Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2015
“32 year old vines, destemmed, 35% whole bunches, open ferment, cultured yeast after 5 days cold soak, 12 days on skins, matured in barriques (22% new) for 10 months. The highly fragrant and flowery bouquet is a Siamese twin with the lively, juicy palate complexity and length from the whole-bunch component. A seductive wine that grew and grew on retasting”.
Uley Vineyard Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2015
“Clone I10v1, handpicked, wild yeast fermented in French oak (33% new), matured for 11 months. Quickly ticks all the boxes, the balance and length impressive, the flavor spectrum impeccable, the finish fresh”
It’s great to have the wines celebrated and makes all the hard work worth while, but while recognition and praise are always well received, let the wine speak for itself and you be the judge.