The un-irrigated, insanely low yielding 3.2 hectare Emily's Paddock, planted with Shiraz and a few rows of Cabernet Franc, lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range. The Cambrian derived soils of friable red brown gravelly loams run in a unique thin north-south non-continuous strip between two parallel fault lines. These are well drained soils with high levels of iron and good water holding properties. A laissez-faire winemaking approach is central to the style. During fermentation the wine is regularly pumped over to achieve supple tannins structures. The wine is matured for 14 months in a mixture of new and old French oak (mostly Alliers oak). Emily's Paddock shows power and refinement, with ripe fruit matching well-handled oak.
Top Vintages: 2010, 2006 ,2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1986, 1983