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Inspired by nature
No one on the land ever really owns anything. At the very best we are granted, via the cultural norms of society through the cautious largesse of nature, the responsibility and privilege to be a short term custodians of land. It is our duty to future generations, through the cautious largesse of our antecedents, to care for that land to the best of our ability. This is our inspiration at Bloodwood.
All our wines are produced as simply as possible. Hand pruned, hand picked and hand made estate wines bought into existence with care and patience. Our winery provides 1300KW of solar power annually and is cleansed entirely using our own harvested rain water. Organic wastes left over from the wine making process are returned to their vineyard of origin to help maintain the natural biota of each source block and when moisture is required for the vines, the vast majority of the energy required to move water around is provided by solar energy. Since 1983, we have planted over ten thousand trees on Bloodwood.
The Bloodwood Culture
All our wines have been produced to be enjoyed with good food. This means that each wine shines when paired with its appropriate dish. Any wine with a Bloodwood label will be flavoursome and drinkable. That's what makes them all stellar in their own quiet way.
As well as our regular charities, Rhonda was one of the original inspirations and driving forces behind the establishment of F.O.O.D. and continues, alongside a small band of friends, to run a community kitchen teaching disadvantaged people of Orange to cook healthy food for themselves. Stephen is invited to help judge the occasional wine show and does Scott Morrison impressions for a very strange local club.
Exquisitely dark cerise in colour, the bright black fruit, subtle French oak and white spice in the bouquet of this wine reveals a balanced, generously flavoured palate of racy, ripe cherries and savoury notes. Very fine grained, persistent Burgundian oak influences compliment the structure and length of this fine Bloodwood Shiraz. Careful medium term cellaring will add to your current enjoyment of this fine wine.
"Light green gold in colour with a restrained bouquet of kaffir lime and floral notes, this bright Bloodwood Riesling has a satisfyingly long textured palate for its weight, showing the cool citrus and sinewy minerality so typical of this vineyard. Prudent cellaring will allow the subtle nuances of this fine wine to shine."
Light green gold in colour with gentle lime and honeysuckle aromas supporting the typical silky mouth-feel of this style of late picked lightly botrytised Bloodwood Riesling. Enjoyable drinking now with enough juicy acidity to warrant some time in your cellar.
11.5% alc/Vol (375ml bottle)
This gently made beautifully deep cerise coloured Pinot Noir was eased into existence after the usual extended cold soak followed by a long, cool ferment. Totally de-stalked, the many whole berries in the must give a deliciously balanced palate which reflects pure varietal aromas of bright red cherry fruits caressed with subtle barrel ferment char. Fine, close-grained tannins enliven those ladies old handbag notes once again and will continue to do so in the medium term.
Deep crimson stained plum colours and a complex of rich red berry savoury notes announce a well structured, dusty black currant infused palate framed in persistent, fine-grained French oak tannins. The definitive mouth feel and overall structure of this wine ensures that careful, medium term cellaring will further enhance the integration of this fine cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon.
Deep crimson in colour, the fine lifted bouquet of red fruits and blackcurrants tending towards dark chocolate complement hints of vanillin char from extended gentle maturation in tight grained French oak hogsheads. Savoury black berries and spice suffuse a long textured, well balanced fleshy palate of lively black fruit and graceful integrated tannins. Careful medium term cellaring will add to your enjoyment of this fine wine.
Now available in single magnum bottle for the special price of $100 including delivery in magnum-sized single bottle carton.
This carefully crafted Pinot Noir was gently hand plunged into existence after a good old fashioned cold soak followed by an extended, cool ferment. Its neatly judged, savoury fruit-dense palate reflects pure varietal aromas and a classic beguiling palate laced with delicious red fruits framed in subtle barrel ferment char. Fine, close-grained tannins and those ladies old handbags are slinking about the palate once again, reflecting the distinguished bouquet of this silky wine.
Glowing green-gold with a brioche-like complexity underlying the bright and refreshing fruit along its zesty palate, the persistent mousse and lively flavours complete the long and balanced mouth feel of this satisfying Chirac. Enjoy the freshness and discover the richness of texture so much a part of this wine.
2016 Big Men In Tights (caution, may contain traces of nuts)
"About as red as the hair of your standard fish shop politician, this 100% #hsp free wholly Australian grown, wholly Australian made and wholly bunch-pressed rose′ of Malbec with just a touch of very bloody Franc Cabernet will thrill and delight you with its straightforwardness and its, um, umami. Now we all know that Malbec is the black grape of Cahors, but I do not believe the colour of the skin determines whether a wine is disadvantaged in this hipster market place. Breeding and controlled extraction is the key here. Proper pinks can't all be pale but their flavours need to assimilate and work together or we'll all be swamped by artisans. Enjoy in moderation."
Stone fruit blossom and chalky citrus notes announce a gently textured, rainwater-soft palate that exudes racy nectarine and white peach notes. Light green gold in colour, with all the flinty minerality and purity of varietal expression so typical of this old Chardonnay vineyard, there remains a crisp, refreshing presence at the absence of this wine.