Throughout the years, Black Swan Wines have won numerous regional and state awards and medals, the best being a trophy & gold medals in 2002 for the region’s “Best Reds – our Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Nearly all of this boutique estate’s fruit is grown from large sturdy “pensioner” vines (65 years old) producing wine grapes which are fruit & flavour driven. The properties rich loamy soil is rich in nutrients & minerals which are vital to quality growth of the wine grapes. Prior to harvest, the vines are thinned & stripped of any secondary fruiting to ensure maximum quality of the new season fruit. Harvesting & sorting is done by hand so only the best grapes are selected for the season’s vintage.
Winemaker – John Griffiths (Faber Wines)
Black Swan Chenin Methode’ Champenoise
Made to the true “Champagne” sparkling wine tradition, with our own love & tenacity, and now, with an abundance of excitement, we bring to you our first “Methode’ Champenoise” wine using Chenin fruit off our pensioner vines (65 years old). Delicate beads tickle the nose, followed with apples and a full medium palate of autumn fruits with a clean crisp finish.
Suggested foods – Everything!!
2013 Classic White
A blend of Chenin & Chardonnay “70/30", producing an easy drinking wine with a lifted citrus blossom perfume. Fresh, bright, crisp palate. Delicious fragrant floral flavours with a fruity finish.
Suggested foods – Chicken, seafood, pork, warm salads & risottos
Old vine Chenin, left on later on the vine, producing nutty sherbet aromas, a round fruit palate with a long length.
Suggested foods – Asian, chicken, seafood & soft cheese
Using Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with skin contact for 24 hours resulting in a strawberry coloured wine with a light fresh & crisp beginning & a luscious rich red berries palate with a hint of caramel.
Suggested foods – Lamb, Thai food, curries, seafood, risottos & fruity desserts