Origin: New England
Region: New South Wales
Style: Medium-bodied red wine made in used oak
Ripe cherry and red forest berry scents, whiffs of animale, fennel and clove. Fruit-forward up front, taken over by a convoy of dusty tannins and puckery acidity. Succulent in texture, marked with rose hip tea flavors and a slate-like minerality. Pure, such good flavour and detail, exceptional drinking quality and generally just a damn impressive red wine.
Topper’s Mountain is a very forward-thinking one in terms of experimenting with various grapes outside your classic Shiraz & Chardonnay. And it doesn’t stop at “experimenting”. These guys get some solid results from it. Located in New England, NSW, Topper’s Mountain works on high altitude of 900 metres. Soils are red volcanic aka Krasnozems (as represented on the label). Ten hectares, so much diversity – Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Tannat, Touriga Nacional and more.