Spring in Margaret River –
ROSÉ drinking weather
Spring finally arrived in Margaret River to coincide with the release of the first
Victory Point Rosé,
celebrated at the vineyard with the traditional -sheep on a spit.
Jude ensured the Rosé was tasted by all and quickly converted those with preconceptions to the joys of a dry, elegant, light red wine as the perfect drink for summer. (Move over NZ sauvignon blanc!) Served chilled, the combination of the merlot and malbec varieties used, gives the wine good strength of flavours and, as is the goal with all Victory Point Wines, matches fabulously with food.
The wine has been released in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne retail outlets and is already selling well. Stockists have been updated on the website, (CLICK HERE)
- or contact Jude in the office if you have trouble locating a retailer in your area.
Of course, over the day we were able to sample all the Victory Point wines, including our “museum stocks” of cabernet blends and the lesser known Petit Verdot
The Victory Point 2007 Petit Verdot
is a stunning example of this densely structured wine and certainly gained new fans over the weekend.
Stocks are still available from the vineyard and in Perth
at Cellarbrations Liquor – Jolimont, and Steve’s Hotel, Nedlands; Melbourne
- City Wine Shop, Spring St.
Just in time for our newsletter, James Halliday has released his reviews of these two wines on his website: WWW.WINECOMPANION.COM.AU
VICTORY POINT 2009 ROSÉ
"Based on an unusual blend of merlot and malbec; has good focus and thrust to the red berry flavours and a convincing, dry finish."
VICTORY POINT 2007 PETIT VERDOT
"Typically strong colour; petit verdot is used in Bordeaux to add structure and backbone to cabernet blends, and this full- bodied wine shows precisely why; brooding austere black fruits run through a long palate."
RATING 92 DRINK 2027
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LONELY PLANET NAMES SOUTH WEST
Lonely Planet’s guide – Best in Travel
, has named the South West Region of WA in its top 10 regions of the world, and encourages east coast residents to make the effort to get here, regardless of distance, before the rest of the world arrives!!
The drive from Perth is now just 2 ˝ hours so when you are visiting the region, please call Jude for an appointment. We would love to show off the vineyard, and wine tasting is never better than when overlooking the vineyard and experiencing the pristine Margaret River environment.
Until you get there - get a taste of Margaret River - ORDER YOUR WINES NOW!
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Also on tasting at the Spring picnic was the NEW RELEASE -
2008 Victory Point Chardonnay.
The Victory Point Chardonnay has established itself as one of the fine chardonnays of Australia and is now in its fourth vintage. The potent combination of the Mendoza clone and four Dijon clones has been hugely successful and the 2008 continues in this style. Wine writer, Jason Boudville of WA based, Spice Magazine
, sums up the Victory Point style in the Spring 2009 Edition of Spice Magazine:
If there ever were a simple lever for Margaret River chardonnay, on one end the heavyweights would sit, and the other, finer, more elegant wines. Victory Point would stand right at the fulcrum. …….Discreet finesse and sensitively handled.
James Halliday has again rated the Victory Point Chardonnay 94 Points.
"A distinguished blend of Mendoza and the four Dijon clones provides a long and tightly focused palate, fruit and oak seamlessly welded."
RATING 94 DRINK 2016
Victory Point Vineyard hosted local & international guests as well as a select group from the renowned "Noble Rotters" wine club, for the official release of the first vintage of Rosé.
Thanks to everyone who came along to make it such a great day, the success of which we gauged by the bookings for - the same again next year!
We don’t think we can wait that long, and will plan an autumn event, heralding the release of our new cabernet wines for winter. We will choose a date in March, when we can gather all the local ingredients for our famous Margaret River bouillabaisse.
IN THE VINEYARD
The winter months of 2009 have provided exceptionally good rainfall in the vineyard. The total for June – August, 2009 was 50% above the previous average established, since keeping our own records.
This provides a great base for the coming summer, as the unirrigated vines, which have established a deep root system, will draw moisture and minerals for a longer period and from all levels of the soil structure.
The cool dry Spring weather also contributes to healthy vine growth and this season there has been no risk of hail or late storms to damage young shoots.
Unlike many wine producing regions of Australia, over the last couple of years, the climate in Margaret River has been perfect for grape growing and the wines are certainly reflecting that. As commented by those at the Spring Picnic, the vineyard has never looked better, thanks to a great season and the diligence of our skilled vineyard team, Bill and Dave.