This wine has been named after Jan Gartelmann’s grandson Joey.
This cool climate vineyard on Cudgegong Road in Rylstone on pebbly alkaline clay-loam over limestone produces a good Merlot, helped by an alkaline pH of 7.5, similar to the Rhone Valley.
The cooler climate with the vineyard at 630m altitude results in a slow ripening season, adding to the complexity of the wine. Sloping reddish brown clay-loam mixed with sandstone and pebbles, provides good drainage and mineral input.
Kept in 25% new French Oak puncheons, with the balance in 1-3 year old French puncheons and hogshead for 14 months.
Maturation for 14 months has delivered a very full bodied wine with velvet tannins giving structure to a soft rounded palate.
good cheese, a roast duckling, pork and roasted smoky BBQ’d anything.
Drink from 2019, great from 2021, or cellar until 2025+.
Light rain in Nov, 120mm mid December, 40mm late January, no rain in February but very wet mid March were followed by two weeks of completely dry weather until harvest. A Hard one, just saved at the end.
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The Deck Cafe, located at Gartelmann Wines in Lovedale in the Hunter Valley, is a stylish café, open 7 days for breakfast and lunch:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 till 3:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am till 3:30pm
CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day.
For bookings, please call them on 02 4930 9007.
The café provides a diverse and delightful menu complemented by Gartelmann wines and a generous range of beverages and Vittoria coffee. More...
I have a confession to make. Every time I drive past a cellar or restaurant in the Hunter nowadays, I do a little fist pump. As a local, it’s just so good to see people coming back to the Valley and businesses getting back on their feet. And, while you can still expect a great wine tasting or dining experience, there are a few changes to the way we used to do things here that you should be aware of. To get the run down, I caught up with Christina Tulloch, President of the Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association (HVWTA), to discuss the ‘new normal’ for the Hunter Valley and in particular, cellar door etiquette. Continue »
The 2018 Gartelmann ‘Sarah Elizabeth’ Chardonnay has been named the Best White Wine of the Show at the 2019 Orange Wine Show. The young Chardonnay was awarded a gold medal with 97 points, followed by the Trophy for the Best Young Chardonnay prior to progressing under the guidance of Wine Show Chairman Nick Bulleid MW to winning the Best White Wine. Continue »
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