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1 - 6 of 6 Wines By Gracebrook
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Gracebrook King Valley Pinot Grigio 2015
King Valley
Available by the dozen
Gracebrook understand the importance of matching the right terroir and microclime to each unique grape, maximizing potential of the finished wine. Fresh, aromatic Pinot Gris requires cool climates, a long growing season and low yields to keep it's acidity in check and to showcase the brightness of it's fruit, conditions that the King Valley offer aplenty and that Gracebrook Vineyard enjoy in particular. A juicy Pinot Grigio brimming with fine flavours, tantalizingly crisp and clean, judiciously fruit driven and of course, highly food friendly.
$1799each
$213DOZEN
EACH
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Every Pinot Grigio vine is closely husbanded to attain a balance between its crop load to leaf surface, permitting fruit to ripen soundly. Exposure to sunlight is limited by shading on the northwest side to protect the development of flavours. Each parcel is critically assessed with the aim of harvesting at just the right point where a synergy between ripe fruit sugars and vibrant acids is achieved. This is critical for Pinot Grigio as a day or two variance in either direction translates into a completely different style of wine. Following the crush, care is taken to handle fermentations with as little interference as possible, allowing the true character of the vineyard and seasonal influence to be retained.
 
Light peach yellow colour. A fresh crisp bouquet with a strong scent of pear, subdued spice, apricot and pinenut. Hints of melon and quince yield to secondary impressions of Limoncello and pawpaw, all combined within a medium weight palate of drying fruit and a tantalisingly creamy mouthfeel. A good choice alongside seafoods, poultry and lightly sauced pasta recipes.
Gracebrook King Valley Sangiovese 2009
King Valley
Available by the dozen
The noble varietal grape of Tuscany and essence of the rich Chianti blends, sassy Sangiovese requires special care in the making. Selection of soils and of clone, aspects and microclimate, all play a significant role in unlocking the inimitable mix of fruit characters within this evocative grape. Gracebrook is a product of passion and skill in the vinification. The aim is to preserve the innate qualities of chewy tannins and titillating spice, to retain the masculine nose and muscular palate in a fruit driven style that has made King Valley famous for wine.
$2199each
$261DOZEN
EACH
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The Italianate style of dry and tannic Sangiovese has it's genesis within the warm and sunny climes which surround lower altitudes. Sangiovese requires great care and patience to ripen properly in the higher, slow ripening conditions of King Valley, and clonal selection has never been more important. Traditional winemaking techniques are embraced within a modern approach to vinification. The fruit is handled promptly and minimally to retain ripe berry characters and bold tannin structure in the wine. Treated to a period of maturation in a combination of high quality French oak barrels, Gracebrook is a proudly Australian style of Sangiovese, softer, fresher and more bightly lit than it's Tuscan siblings.
 
Lively ruby colour. Fragrances of ripe raspberry. The palate is broad and mouth filling with fine grained tannins. Savoury and spice flavours abound, moderately rich with a sweet fruit start and soft dry finish. A lighter, more approachable rendering of Sangiovese, Gracebrook can be enjoyed with a wide range of Italian faire and matches well to veal and lamb dishes.
Gracebrook King Valley Savagnin Blanc 2010
King Valley
Available by the dozen
Victoria's King Valley makes the most of it's exquisite ripening conditions to develop fully the engaging characters which lie dormant within some of the more esoteric varietals. The Albarino grape has emerged from a blended hbrid to become quite popular as a pure varietal wine in Spain and Portugal from whence it hails. New world renditions of Albarino tend to be more fruit driven and complex than their Iberian siblings. Gracebrook is intriguingly fragrant, entirely suited to the enthusiast who is on the lookout for exciting new flavours in a white wine.
$2299each
$273DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Gracebrook enjoys a long history as one of the premium farms on King Valley, owned and operated by the pioneering Jarrott family since settlement. A narrow gauge goods train that ran between Whitfield and Wangaratta from 1899 until 1952, stopped regularly at the Jarrott siding to stock up on the estate's produce. The site was acquired and developed by the Maples family into one of the King Valley's most bountiful vineyards. Some seventy five acres of vine were established including trials with the unique Albarino. The thick skinned grape makes refreshing, forward drinking wines with vigorous bouquets, it is considered to be an ancient relative of Riesling.
 
Pale yellow in color. A complex and vibrant bouquet, redolent of peaches and apricot, varied citruses, marmalade and herbaceousness. An entry of green apple to the palate, pineapple and cucumber, a drying acidity keeps the fruit crisp and tangy. This bright, early drinking unwooded varietal wine impresses with it's lively fruit driven palate and zestful, lemony finish.
Gracebrook Stables Chardonnay 2011
King Valley
Available by the dozen
The original block of Gracebrook Chardonnay was established in 1989, on a fertile river flat paddock that's sited very near the homestead. The first vintage of Chardonnay grapes were sold to Baileys of Glenrowan, subsequent vintages found their way into some of Victoria's most esteemed labels. In 1994 a small batch of estate made Chardonnay was entered in the King Valley Shed Wine Show where it won Best in Class. A superior effort in Chardonnay, from the salubrious cool ripening climes of Victoria's high country.
$1799each
$213DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Rhonda and David Maples know the King Valley very well. Rhonda's parents owned a farm across the road from Gracebrook, and during her holidays she would work in the local vineyards. David's parents also owned dairy and tobacco farms where he acquired the horticultural skills that are invaluable within the vineyard. Growing conditions here are highly favourable but in drier years supplementary water can be applied as the soil moisture drops. Some applications of organic fertilizer through the irrigation system keep the vines looking at their best. Canopy and vineyard work take up most of the available daylight hours. Grapes are exactingly pruned, the aim being to achieve low to average yields of the highest quality.
 
Straw yellow hues. Strong marmalade oak with fig, grapefruit and cumquat characters. Creamy fruit salad and soft vanillin oak over a well balanced structure, followed by a lingering mineral finish. Desirably fruit driven but with that touch of golden buttery oak, to savour throughout several courses of gourmandize. Convivial to consomme, friendly with fish, perfect with poultry and brilliant with Brûlée.
Gracebrook Stables Merlot 2009
King Valley
Available by the dozen
The higher altitudes and slower ripening climes of King Valley are a blessing to wine growers. Some of the more fortuitous sites boast soils and aspects which are nothing short of idyllic, yielding harvests of vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon. Gracebrook's Terra rossa Stables Vineyard has been producing high quality, classic cool climate Cabernet wines since inaugural release. Fully fragrant with engaging bouquets and a mouth filling palate, the inaugural vintage burst out of the stable to claim gold medal at the hotly contested Cowra Wine Show.
$1799each
$213DOZEN
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The Stables Cabernet Block stands in front of Gracebrook's cellar door on an overlay of Terra rossa volcanic red basalt soils. This choice site comprises some twelve acres of vines divided into two separate irrigation blocks to cater for the varying depth of basalt soils. Each parcel of fruit is critically assessed before harvest. Patiently waiting for the correct balance of acids and pH, sugar, flavours and ripeness to ensure an optimal quality of fruit is received at the winery. Gracebrook go to great lengths to minimize handling throughout vinification and to see that the wine completes fermentation with as little interference as possible. Matured in a selection of tightly grained French oak barrels for a year.
 
Dark attractive red colour. Strong vanillin oak fragrance with overtones of ripe berry fruits lead to a balanced wine with soft delicate herbal tannins. A tightly focused palate with persistent bramble fruits and assertive tannins leads onto a finish that lingers long, satisfying and clean. Aged in French oak for twelve months before a further spell of ageing in bottle, Gracebrook is crafted to drink beautifully immediately upon release.
Gracebrook Stables Shiraz 2013
King Valley
Available by the dozen
A decorous Shiraz wine in the robust, fully ripened, effusive plum and pepper style which can only be achieved from fruit grown to the higher, coolly ripened aspects of Valley King. The most intensely flavoured grapes are harvested off diligently husbanded vines, painstakingly pruned to limit yields and concentrate flavour. Treated to a traditional vinification, minimal handling and a spell of ageing in the highest quality French oak, The Stables fills the palate with dark plum fruit, well polished integrated oak, seasoned by complex high country spice.
$1799each
$213DOZEN
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King Valley provides the extended ripening conditions which can develop Shiraz grapes to their fullest. Vineyards are kept well pruned for the purpose of achieving no more than average yields. Canopy and vineyard management work take up most of the available daylight hours. The vines are mostly dry grown but some supplementary water can be added if the soil moisture drops for lack of rain. Some applications of organic fertilizer through the irrigation system keep the vineyards looking at their best. Traditional winemaking techniques are embraced within a modern approach to vinification. Shiraz grapes are handled promptly and minimally to retain ripe berry characters and fine tannins in the final wine.
 
Dark plum red in color with crimson tinge. Lifted blackberry and plum nose, spicey raspberry over hints of white pepper and vanilla oak. Good carryover of blackberry and red berry fruits with some chocolate and vanilla barrel development showing. An excellent balance of fruit and oak, soft tannins and a long velvety finish complete this highly satisfying wine.
The Gracebrook brand has evolved from the passion David and Rhonda Maples have for the land and what it has to offer

David and Rhonda acquired very early in life the horticultural skills that would later become invaluable when applied to the vineyards of Gracebrook. Both being from farming backgrounds, Rhonda's parents owned and operated a dairy farm here in the King Valley, across the road from what is now their home farm. During Rhonda's holidays and weekends she would work in the local vineyards, either handpicking fruit or pruning vines. David's parents also owned and ran dairy farms as well as growing beef cattle, pigs and later on growing tobacco on a small farm located at Edi. This is when David left school and started farming with his parents.

Gracebrook

Gracebrook Vineyard stands in front of the cellar door on an overlay of volcanic red basalt soils, terra rossa. There are some 12 acres (5ha) of vines divided into two separate irrigation blocks to cater for the varying depth of the basalt soil. The original site had a long history of being one of the premium farms of the King Valley. The narrow gauge goods trains that ran from Whitfield to Wangaratta from 1899 until 1952, stopped regularly at the Jarrott siding to collect the produce.

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The founding Jarrott family placed the farm on the market in late 1997. This David Maples saw as a tremendous opportunity and exciting challenge. During the next two years, some 75 acres of vineyards were planted on the property along with all supporting infrastructure, from rebuilding and enlarging dams for both stock and irrigation water to fencing and road and track improvements on the property. Years were spent building stockyards and upgrading pasture in the grazing paddocks.

The Gracebrook Stables have been at the heart of the property since the 1880s. Built from local stringybark, red and yellow box round timbers, using traditional bush carpentry methods of the period in its construction. Although in good condition when acquired by the Maples, having withstood the test of time, the stables presented many challenges to David and Rhonda who took on the duty of restoring it back to its former glory.

There is no doubt that the King Valley is blessed as a location for grape growing. Gracebrook have been able to match varieties to separate sites to maximize the potential of the Valley. Fresh aromatic Riesling, rich fruity Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and spicy Sangiovese all reflect the fruit-driven wine style for which the King Valley has become famous. Traditional winemaking techniques ensure that quality is uncompromised, varieties retain their ripe berry characters and rich soft structures.

The original block of Chardonnay was first planted in 1989 on the fertile river flat paddock of the home farm. The first vintage of grapes were sold to Baileys of Glenrowan and subsequent vintages to large corporate companies. In 1994, David produced a small batch of Chardonnay. He entered it into The King Valley Shed Wine Show, winning in its class for best chardonnay. The Peipers Lane Shiraz paddock was purchased by David and Rhonda in 1995. This particular 56 acres of land had been neglected for a number of years and presented challenges in the control of blackberry, bracken fern and vermin. As they cleared the land and proceeded to sow it to pasture the farm revealed the deep well-drained red basalt soils. This with the northern aspect of the block, the abundance of water to be found in the little creek at the foot of the slope, all inspired this to become what is now known as the Shiraz Block. High quality French oak barrels are used for both Chardonnay and the red varieties.

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Every vine is managed to have a balance between its crop load to leaf surface to allow the fruit to ripen soundly with nice ripe tannins, balanced fruit exposure to sunlight for color development but with enough shading on the north-west side to protect the fruit flavours from the harm of UV rays. Each parcel of fruit is critically assessed by David before it is harvested. Patiently waiting for the correct balance of acid, pH, sugar, flavour and ripeness so as to have the optimum quality fruit received into the winery.

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