There are currently three generations of family members currently involved in the Derwent Estate, planted on the historic Mt Nassau property which has been in the current owner’s family since 1913.
Derwent Estate are currently producing an impressive range of cool-climate wines, with the quality seemingly improving with each release. Current standouts in the range including their Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Winemaking: Hand picked then pressed under inert gas. The juice is filtered and fermenting within 24hrs of harvest, without being chilled or reheated. The fermentation takes place using cultured yeast at extremely cool temperatures, below 9 degrees C, over 30-35 days. The wine is stabilised, lightly fined, filtered and bottled. All within 90 days from harvest.
Date Picked April 2015
Date bottled July 2015
Alcohol content 12.0%
Residual sugar 2.5g/l