Welcome to Derwent Estate Wines

RenderingThe historic 'Mt Nassau" property has been in my family since 1913. We planted our first vines 21 years ago. In 2013 we decided we would take the plunge and build an on-site winery. Some 11 months later and we have completed construction, finished our first vintage and are about to bottle our first fully Estate grown and bottled wines. Its been a roller coaster ride the whole way - we hope you can share the journey with us!

Andrew Hanigan

CALCAIRE has arrived


Last Updated (Thursday, 25 September 2014 19:40)

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Calcaire has arrived.  What is Calcaire? Its a project that has been 4 years in the making.

In 2010 we decided we wanted to make the best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling we possibly could. So we went the whole way. We took extra care at pruning, threw in extra shoot thinning passes, we cut off 30% of the fruit, we leaf plucked to allow extra sunlight pentration, we trimmed any green wings off every bunch at Veraison, careful hand harvesting, hand sorted every bunch to remove anything that wasn't 100% perfect.
The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay matured in French Oak for 15 months before bottling and maturation for 2 years in our naturally climate controlled strawbale warehouse. The Riesling was bottled in Spring of 2011 and has spent 3 years waiting . . . 

The result - our Super premium, Icon Calcaire range of Chardonay, Riesling and Pinot Nor from the 2011 Vintage.
The Chardonnay has already excelled - scoring 97pts and winning BEST TASMANIAN CHARDONNAY at the 2013 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge.
Available now from our online store.

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