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1 - 7 of 7 Wines By Forest Hill
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Forest Hill Block 5 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Great Southern
Available in cartons of six
One of the great endowments of Forest Hill is the age and maturity of its cool climate vineyard. Home to the Great Southern's eldest Cabernet vines, the original plantings are over forty years of age. These unirrigated vines on their own roots produce concentrated and complete wines, elegant and refined. Fashioned from the estate's very best parcels of select, hand picked Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, Block 5 exhibits splendid concentration of silky, grainy tannins, extraordinary intensity and ripeness of fruit with engrossing overall complexity.
$5499each
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There is something very special about the wines of Forest Hill. Part of this, of course, comes from the location. The vineyard is located in Mount Barker and the vines date back to original plantings made in 1965. This makes Forest Hill the oldest cool climate winery in Western Australia. Warm daylight hours coupled with the cool nights of the Great Southern harness ideal conditions for the production of slowly ripened wine styles. Harvests of Cabernet Sauvignon, picked of the superior Block 5, are destemmed and crushed into eight tonnes, open fermenters, inoculated and pumped over thrice daily at 25┬░C. Batches are transferred to oak barrel for completion of malolactic and eighteen months maturation.
 
A deep scarlet colour. Expressions of dark berries, tobacco leaf and subtle earthy notes carry through from the bouquet onto the palate with lingering dark chocolate characters. A long and generous mouthfeel is well supported by a very dense structure of chalky tannins. Approachable now, Block 5 will continue to soften and integrate as it develops into a longer and more complex, mouthfilling wine.
Forest Hill Block 9 Shiraz 2010
Great Southern
Available in cartons of six
Forest Hill work hard at extracting the best possible Shiraz out of Block 9. Better soil maintenance with no herbicides and more composted material, while leaf plucking is applied earlier in the season and more diligently. The maturity of the vines, management of the property and evolution in the quality of fruit all impact on the excellence of the finished wine. Its long and fine, chewy structure is dominated by bold varietal fruit characters, while the background gamey nuances intensify the palate, along with subtle earthiness and sweet spice undertones.
$4999each
$597DOZEN
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The raw Shiraz grapes at vintage feature ripe, fleshy, berry flavours with firm, fine, elegant tannin. Vine health is fastidiously maintained and canopy densities are always optimal as a result of shoot thinning to ensure balanced growth. Grapes are cold soaked in eight-tonne fermenters to extract and retain desirable varietal flavours and aromas. The juices are vinified at around 45C to prevent over extraction of tannins locked in the skins. Macerations are not extended for the same reason. The wine is transferred to barrel for malolactic, softening the palate and completing the integration. Matured eighteen months in a combination of new and seasoned Francois Freres and Sirugue French oak bariques.
 
Dark red, purple hues. Intense aromas of blueberry and satsuma plum, subtle anise and earthy undertones. Intense flavours of red and black berries over a length of fine silky tannins, perfectly integrated within a long and generous mouthfeel, its palate sweetness and cherry ripe oak will continue to soften and evolve. A suitable match to the finest red meat gourmandise.
Forest Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Great Southern
The Forest Hill philosophy is to make individual wines of the highest quality which can express the distinctive regionality of Mount Barker. They have taken aim to produce an approachable, understated Cabernet that's a pure expression of the unique blocks that lie within the forty year old Forest Hill vineyard. An exuberant wine displaying intense layers of plump black fruits, chocolate box aromas and well integrated, luxuriously tight grained oak. An accomplished Cabernet of finesse and elegance, of power and suitably vigorous varietal definition.
$2699each
$321DOZEN
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Forest Hill's timeline with Cabernet Sauvignon goes back to the original two hectares of planting in 1965, when the earliest batches of fruit were vinified at Houghton's. Forest Hill choose to dry grow their vines, believing it to be a major contributor to vine health and concentration of fruit flavour. As the vineyard developed and more vines were planted, Forest Hill began to be recognised throughout Australia as a producer of very high quality fruit and the backbone behind some of WA's most famous wines. The unique attributes of the region were recognised by the late Robert Holmes à Court who, in 1989 purchased Forest Hill as the oldest vineyard in the Great Southern to complement his ownership of Vasse Felix.
 
Deep red, purple hue. Lifted aromas of dark berries with hints of dry tobacco leaf, earthy undertones and savoury notes add complexity, subtle spices evolve. Medium bodied palate with a firm rich mouthfeel, a wine of considerable intensity and concentration, flavours of black and mulberry, tobacco leaf and subtle earth characters carry through onto the palate. Slightly dusty, chewy tannins, well integrated with good middle palate richness and definition.
Forest Hill Estate Chardonnay 2015
Great Southern
Available by the dozen
Forest Hill is a Great Southern of class and distinction, a Chardonnay of elegance and controlled intensity. Aromas of ripe peach and apricot are complemented by light citrus, hints of vanilla, dry fig and perfumed lifted Burgundian oak introduce a style with rich intense full palate backed by pleasant hints of roasted almonds and butterscotch. The product of choice fruit from a great vineyard, the recommended match to salt & pepper squid, a combination that will amalgamate its savoury notes with the fine acid structure and complexity of such a vibrant wine.
$2699each
$321DOZEN
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All grapes are hand picked in pristine condition, refrigerated overnight and treated to a gentle whole bunch pressing. Juices are transferred directly into Burgundian oak barrels under strict temperature controls to ensure a slow fermentation, allowing for the development of more complex flavours and seamless integration with oak. Upon completion, without any exposure to malolactic, lees are stirred gently once a week until the perfect balance between oak, lees and fruit is achieved. Components are matured ten months in a selection of new and prior use French oak barriques by Fran├žois Freres, Seguin Moreau, Damy and Marsannay.
 
Brilliant medium straw. Lifted aromas of fresh white nectarine, apricot with lemon rind notes as underlying nutty aromas develop in the glass. Vibrant stonefruit and delicate citrus flavours, subtle hints of roasted nut, the mouthfeel is fleshy with intense fruit characters yet medium in weight and beautifully structured. The oak is perfectly integrated within the lingering spicy finish, ideally alongside garlic butter seafood over lemon dill risotto.
Forest Hill Estate Riesling 2014
Great Southern
Available by the dozen
Forest Hill's experience with Riesling dates back forty years to when the first two acres of vine anywhere within the Great Southern region were established. One of the most precious sites planted to the superior terrains around Denmark, it was selected by Dr John Gladstone, one of the pioneers of West Australian viticulture, later acquired by Robert Holmes à Court. Nothing short of exquisite, a fine acid structure will see it evolve beautifully, clean varietal fruit and softness make it a perfect match today alongside Thai prawns in ginger, chilli and lime.
$2699each
$321DOZEN
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Riesling is harvested early in the morning to ensure the coldest possible fruit temperature. A key aim of the winemaking process is to preserve the very delicate flavours and aromas. Fruit is immediately pressed without enzyme for a gentle and quick extraction. Only the first portion of free run juice with the freshest flavour and the lowest concentration of phenolics is transferred to tank. Juices are cold settled, racked and left to ferment with wild yeast at 14┬░C to 16┬░C. Wild fermentation of the juice although risky for such a fragile variety adds complexity of flavour and increases palate texture. Upon completion the wine is fined, filtered and bottled as soon as possible to preserve the vibrant flavours and aromas.
 
Brilliant pale straw. Lifted aromas of citrus blossom, zest of lemon, green apple, underlined with floral notes, citrus zest and rose petal evolve in the glass, waxy lemon leaf and lime, complex floral notes feature. The natural acidity is very well balanced and integrated, lifting the freshness of flavours and lengthening the fleshy mouthfeel as it evolves on the palate. Flint stone characters linger, persisting into a crisp mineral finish.
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Forest Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Great Southern
The Forest Hill Vineyard is planted very close to Mt Barker. It's unique topography, deep gravel soils and proximity to the Southern Ocean ensures mild summers with cooling southerly breezes. Forest Hill adhere to principles of dry growing their grapes, believing it to be a major contributor to vine health and the concentration of fruit flavours.
$1999each
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An essential part of the winemaking process is to preserve the fragile flavours and aromas of the variety. Harvest is conducted throughout the cool nights to keep the fruit in good condition, retaining all the vital flavours and aromas. Some parcels are treated to ten hours skin contact, allowing delicate extraction of flavours. Fermented in tank, the juices are kept between 13C and 16C forcing the yeasts to ferment slowly. Two highly favourable strains are employed, X5 and VL3. Micro oxygenation was induced half way through fermentation to help the yeast produce clean vibrant flavours. Post fermentation, the wine was racked off lees to preserve its clean and crisp characteristics. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Brilliant pale straw colour. Complex nose with citrus blossom, fresh cut grass and pea pod notes over underlying guava and gooseberry aromas developing in the glass. A true cool climate Sauv Blanc, Forest Hill features well integrated natural acidity and fresh varietal flavours of lemon, lychee and guava with intriguing complexity, a fresh, crisp wine is to be enjoyed in its youth.
Forest Hill Estate Shiraz 2012
Great Southern
Available by the dozen
Established 1965, Forest Hill is the oldest cool climate vineyard in Western Australia and the first ever commercial planting in all of Great Southern. This solidly structured Shiraz demonstrates the virtues of a region that's endowed with an outstanding potential to craft the most intensely structured Rhone style wines. A medium bodied, fleshy style, Forest Hill displays white pepper and subtle spice on the palate enhanced by delicate toasty vanilla and perfumed Burgundian oak flavours, fine chewy tannins and a full firm finish.
$2699each
$321DOZEN
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Forest Hill can lay claim to producing some of Western Australia's finest Shiraz grapes. The winemaking facility itself is closely managed to vinify the exceptional fruit into a solidly structured, vigorous wine. Grapes are destemmed and crushed into open fermenters for a cold soak, inoculation and two or three pumpovers daily throughout the ferments. Vinifications are capped at 25┬░C to prevent over extraction of tannins locked in the skins. A short spell of maceration is followed by transfer to barrel for malolactic where the wine integrates and softens. Matured sixteen months in a combination of new and seasoned, Francois Freres and Sirugue French oak barriques.
 
Deep red with purple hue. Lifted aromas of blue berries and plum, hints of subtle spice and earthy notes. Underlying savoury oak characters add complexity and evolve in the glass. Medium bodied palate with plum and blackberry flavours following through with subtle hints of earthiness and white pepper spice. Well integrated cedary oak flavours featuring fine chewy tannins and a firm rich mouth feel.
Forest Hill is a family owned, boutique winery with an uncompromising approach to quality, creating unique and exciting wines of the highest calibre

The Forest Hill philosophy is to make individual wines of the highest quality with distinctive regional character. The estate takes aim to produce approachable, understated styles that are pure expressions of unique sites within the forty year old Forest Hill vineyard. Each Forest Hill wine is a true expression of the Great Southern wine growing region of Western Australia, displaying unique regional and varietal character with finesse, elegance and definition.

Forest Hill

Established in 1965 Forest Hill is the oldest cool climate vineyard in Western Australia. The combination of warm days, cool nights and mature, dry grown vines contribute to the Forest Hill wines achieving worldwide recognition and winning multiple awards over its forty year history. In 1965 The Department of Agriculture and Dr John Gladstone chose the Pearse family's Forest Hill farm after extensive research to find the most suitable site for the production of premium quality, cool climate wine styles in WA.

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The Forest Hill Vineyard is planted 10 minutes drive west of Mt Barker. It's unique topography, deep gravel soils and proximity to the Southern Ocean ensures mild summers with cooling southerly breezes. This provides ideal conditions for the production of cool climate wine styles. The Forest Hill winery is designed to retain regional and varietal character throughout the winemaking process by using small, individual fermentation tanks, sorting tables for hand- picked fruit and state of the art technology.

A Millars timber line originally ran through this Denmark site moving timber from Denmark to Albany, part of which can still be seen below the first row of vines as you enter Forest Hill. Some time after the Millars departure the timberline became the main road west of Denmark and held the name among locals as Musical Bend. Apparently when a breeze moved through the canopy of adjoining trees above the crossing, a musical tone could be heard through the valley, the same valley that now holds the backdrop to the Forest Hill ampitheater.

Two hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling were planted and the first of the fruit was processed at Houghton's Winery in the Swan Valley and later at Sandalford. At the time of establishment, vineyard irrigation was not an industry consideration and all early plantings were dry grown providing drought prevention and ensuring low yields. Forest Hill have retained this approach, believing it to be a major contributor to vine health and concentration of fruit flavour.

As the vineyard developed and more vines were planted, Forest Hill began to be recognised throughout Australia as a producer of very high quality fruit and the backbone behind some of WA's most famous wines. The unique attributes of the region were recognised by the late Robert Holmes à Court who, in 1989 purchased Forest Hill as the oldest vineyard in the Great Southern to complement his ownership of Vasse Felix, the oldest vineyard in Margaret River. As time went by and the WA wine industry developed, Forest Hill's Vineyard's reputation grew, but the Forest Hill label remained boutique in nature and was produced in very small quantities.

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In 1996 Tim Lyons acquired the Forest Hill Vineyard. Taking advantage of the diversity of the land and the potential for selecting specific planting sites, Lyons slowly expanded the vineyard to include new varieties and new viticultural techniques whilst retaining the focus on low yields, hand pruning and hand harvesting. In 2003, a winery site was established in the nearby coastal town of Denmark and a new viticulture, winemaking and marketing team were brought on board. For the first time in its history fruit from the Forest Hill vineyard was processed in its own winery and sold in the newly built cellar door.

In 2005 Greenpool Restaurant and Function Centre was opened and has since hosted countless weddings, business functions and theme nights. The architecturally designed building and stunning views over the valleys have proven a great draw card for functions, lunches or even just a quiet glass of wine on the balcony.

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