2019 The Frontbencher Shiraz$27.00
A Frontbencher is a member of the Ministry and spokesperson for the Government. Like a good frontbencher, our shiraz speaks volumes about our wines.
Seamless and distinct, this shiraz is rich, long flavoured, with soft tannins, fragrant spice, pepper and dark berry fruit. This wine displays eminence and class. It is fantastic with chargrilled lamb or a thick sirloin.
2019 The Frontbencher Shiraz
2017 The Foreign Minister Sangiovese$27.00
The minister of foreign affairs helps to form foreign policy as well as performing diplomatic duties. The embodiment of everything Italian, sangiovese would exert significant influence as a diplomat.
A variety from Tuscany, it is a seriously exciting wine – fleshy, great body, luscious texture and mouth-watering acidity that makes it tremendous with food. This sangiovese is charming and has lots of spicy red berries – juicy cherry, a little peppered strawberry, some herbs and violets. Enjoy with tomato bruschetta, pizza, or smoked meats.
2017 FOREIGN MINISTER SANGIOVESE
2019 The Senator Chardonnay Viognier$25.00
Like the Senator, this wine is elegant and stylish with a touch of complexity. It is a textured wine that has layers of stone fruit flavours, apricot from the viognier and peach from the chardonnay.
It displays the creaminess and buttery flavours from the chardonnay and the silky lush texture of viognier with subtle apricot flavours.
Made from the cool climate fruit from the Jeir Station Vineyard, this is a delicate wine with a lingering finish.
2019 The senator chardonnay Viognier
2019 The Lobbyist Cabernet Merlot$27.00
The role of the Lobbyist is to influence, advocate and lobby for political outcomes and deliver results for their clients, members and community. Like the lobbyist, a winemaker brings together the grapes, the soil and the climate to deliver a wine to be enjoyed by the consumer.
Made from the cool climate fruit the Jeir Station Vineyard, this wine blends together Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This wine shows perfumed flavours of berries and blackcurrent from the Cabernet Sauvignon and cherries and raspberry from the Merlot.
2019 The Lobbyist Cabernet Merlot
2019 The Backbencher Merlot$27.00
Backbenchers do not have a seat in the ministry and individually have little power to influence policy. Merlot has always taken a backseat compared to more fashionable wines.
Although often misunderstood, when carefully crafted in the vineyard and winery, merlot can be a rich, full flavoured, yet smoot and soft wine.
This wine displays a rich spectrum of plum and spiced berry fruits. Wonderful with roast beef, smoked meats and for afternoon tea with fruit cake.
2019 THE BACKBENCHER MERLOT
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Kosciuszko 2015 Pinot Noir$26.00
Aromas of violets, roses and cedar. Deep cherry colour and elegance of structure with refreshing finish. Handpicked from vines that are ten years old, using 20% new French oak spending eight months in barrel. This wine is an ideal match with lamb, duck and pasta dishes.
2015 Pinot NOIR
Kosciuszko 2018 Chardonnay$26.00
Tropical and citrus fruit flavours showing the smooth texture of this cool climate chardonnay with a fresh crisp finish. Handpicked, then crushed and destemmed using 30% new French and American oak spending four months in barrel. Will work very well with seafood, poultry and vegetarian dishes.
Jirra at Jeir Station
2015 Sparkling White
2015 Jirra Sparkling Red$28.00
Made from estate grown Merlot, ruby red in colour, fine bead, showing plum characters with a very long finish. The Australian wine industry was the first in the world to produce sparkling reds. This wines will work with most meat dishes as well as chocolate inspired desserts.
2015 Sparkling Red
Jirra 2013 Cabernet Merlot$22.00
This blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot enhances the rich varietal fruit flavours, giving lovely blackcurrent and plum aromas. Matured in oak this wine has rich berry flavours, fine grained tannins and a lengthy finish. Great opportunity to enjoy an aged wine that are not often seen let alone tasted at cellar doors.
2013 Cabernet Merlot
Jirra 2016 Shiraz Viognier$22.00
This classic Canberra blend is made from yellow-gold viognier which is co-fermented with spicy. This ensures the best integration of the ripe fruit flavours of shiraz and the lemon blossom fragrance of the viognier. This has resulted in a medium bodied wine with subtle, elegant and balanced structure built with plum and berry flavours giving a wonderful length of flavour.