The Dry Grown Vineyard Collection
Galafrey Wines makes great wines with minimal input from their 38 year old Dry Grown Vineyard.
Dry Grown Vines are recognised as providing the most intense and complex berry flavours possible, and these powerful characteristics are captured in the fine wines made from the Dry Grown fruit! Basically it means non irrigated which means you get small yeilds, small berries but each one is a power pack of flavour. Think of it like supermarket tomatoes against one of those beautiful home grown tomatoes, one full of flavour!
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GOLD MEDAL Much like the 2015 in style, although maybe finer, fresher and even zingier. Smells minerally and tastes it too, all flint and light chalky texture, pure citrus juiciness, finish is intense and very long. Quite a wine.
From Chick and Hen clone this Chardonnay has a noticeable aromas of white peach and tropical fruit in synergy with a wonderful bouquet of new French oak, integrated with touches of honeyed butteryness.
Stern and noticeably dry, but with ample red/blackcurrant flavour and laces of dusty tannin. This is good now but it will be better again given medium-term cellaring.
Muller Thurgau is a German grape variety; it's a hybrid of Riesling which is why I suspect it was chosen for this vineyard
Pinot Noir is a cool climate grape variety and this is a cool climate area. Quite a deep garnet colour, this Pinot Noir has all the hallmarks of beautiful concentrated cool climate fruit.
Galafrey has only 19 rows of Merlot, so we only make a small amount which is proving difficult as it is so popular