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1 - 6 of 6 Wines By Helm
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Helm Cabernet Shiraz
Murrumbateman
Available in cartons of 10
The most sensational harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon that Helm have countenanced in over four decades, assembled around a fifth of superior block Canberra Shiraz. A gentle, traditional, minimalist approach to vinification encourages the quality of fruit to speak for itself. Matured two years in a luxuriously high proportion of new French oak, a bed of firm ripe tannins underpin a compelling construct of the great Aussie accord, Cabernet provides elegance and structure, Shiraz populates the palate with an intensity of blackberry characters and piquant, peppery plum.
$2199each
$261DOZEN
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Helm Classic Dry Riesling
Murrumbateman
Available in cartons of 10
From the nation's most consequential viticultural precinct, a beautifully balanced wine of moderate acid and low pH, perfect sugar levels and loads of beautiful fresh flavours. Three separate clones from four vineyard blocks in the valley surrounding the winery add to the complexity in flavour and contribute palate structure. An exquisite Riesling bearing the articulate expression of Canberra fruit, its tangy lemon and lime characters will handsomely complement creamy pasta sauces, fragrant chicken recipes and the freshest seafood.
$2999each
$359DOZEN
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Helm is a boutique cool climate winemaker, one of the first ever commercial operations in the Canberra region. Winemaker Ken Helm AM received Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, contribution to the Australian wine industry, support of cool climate producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class Riesling after the inaugural 1977 release won significant accolades. Grapes are vinified to a combination of traditional and modern techniques, a component of Helm Classic Dry is sourced from some of Canberra's oldest vines.
 
Greenish yellow colour. Striking floral bouquet reminiscent of apple blossom, clean and fresh, lifted floral notes. Richly flavoured with varietal citrus fruit characters, green apples and lime, exhibiting great delicacy, fine complexity and superb length. Balanced clean acid on the long fruit laden palate before a lingering aromatic finish.
Helm Half Dry Riesling
Murrumbateman
Available in cartons of 10
Ken Helm was a founder of the International Riesling Challenge and was awarded the coveted Wolf Blass Award for his endeavours with Australian Riesling. The Halbtrocken style of Riesling, an astutely defined balance between the savouryness of cold climate Canberra, juicy apple orchard acidity and ripe grape tannin sweetness. Fragrantly aromatic with notes of honeyed peaches, florals and apricot, its silky smooth palate of sweet jonagold apples, packham pear, lime cordials and citrus zing, finishes long and clean, refreshingly dry.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
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Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon
Murrumbateman
Available in cartons of 10
Cabernet Sauvignon has always been a speciality of Helm. A trip to Bordeaux inspired winemaker Ken Helm and grower Al Lustenburger to perfect the most profound constructs of Cabernet Sauvignon. The Canberra district is perfectly suited to growing this noble grape, as the mesoclimes, so similar to those of Bordeaux, are influenced by trade winds during summer which carry a whiff of sea salt and stimulate the vines. Helm's inaugural vintage immediately attracted praise from the industry press and claimed significant wine show awards.
$4999each
$599DOZEN
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Helm is a family owned operation, one of the first commercial wineries within the Canberra district. Ken Helm and daughter Stephanie are a father and daughter team, the fourth and fifth generation descendants of migrants from the Rhineland who established vineyards near Albury and Rutherglen in the 1860s. Papa Helm has been involved in the development of the National Wine Show, Cool Climate Wine Show, Wine Press Club of Canberra and numerous promotional events for the Canberra region. Helm craft their Cabernet Sauvignon in the statuesque style of the great Medoc growths. The finished wine is released after two years maturation in a selection of seasoned and new oak casks.
 
Deep garnet red colour. Bramble bouquet with hints of loganberry, violets and licorice over lightly smoked oak. A finely balanced and elegant wine with the richness of berry fruits and butterscotch flavours deriving from two years maturation in oak casks. Fine tannins provide another dimension to the wine. A long, dark fruited finish with lingering notes of savouryness, cassis and dusty Medoc oak.
Helm Premium Riesling
Murrumbateman
Available in cartons of 10
A single vineyard, strongly terroir wine by maestro Ken Helm AM, from fruit picked off neighbour Al Lustenberger's property, only released under the premium black label if it reaches the highest quality benchmarks. Since 2005 the collaboration of Lustenberger and Helm has claimed more than fourteen trophies. Ken Helm knows from great Riesling wines, he remains custodian of a heritage that's been handed down for generations, brought to the new world in the 1860s, by German growers who emigrated from the Rhineland to establish vineyards in Australia.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
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Riesling has been Ken Helm's passion for well over thirty years. He is a direct descendant of Rhine Valley vignerons and arguably understands Riesling better than anyone else in Australia. The Lustenberger vineyard sits at 650 metres, it faces north with an east to west row orientation, vertical shoot canopy managed, it's designed for maximum protection of fruit against sunburn, a main cause of inferior quality harvests and fruit taint. The soil consists of conglomerate volcanic ironstone and sandstone with a reasonable depth of friable over clay soils. Only those parcels of fruit which can display the essential qualities required of a national flagship Riesling wine are considered for inclusion into Black Label Helm.
 
Pale light straw colour. Fresh lifted floral nose showcasing topical lime and lemon citrus characters, mineral and spice. A soft acid palate displaying ferric notes, drying crystaline nature and slate, indicative of the iron soils content. Persistence of fruit with an elegant structure, offering all the classic varietal flavours of the finest slow ripened, cool climate Rieslings.
Helm Tumbarumba Riesling
Orange
Available in cartons of 10
Helm are the descendants of Rhineland growers who established vineyards at Albury and Rutherglen in the 1860s. A supreme parcel of fruit from Juliette Cullen’s vineyard, established 2005 at Riesling friendly altitudes of 620 metres on the western foothills of Snowy Mountains. Grapes are all hand picked and driven back to the Helm wineworks at Murrumbateman in the early hours of morning for a brisk vinification. An engagingly outspoken style of Riesling, lime and pear perfumed nose, vivid tropical fruits throughout, a tangy, eye watering citrus finish.
$2199each
$261DOZEN
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Helm is a boutique cool climate winemaker, one of the first ever commercial operations in the Canberra region

Ken and Judith Helm started the vineyard, winery and cellar door in 1973 and have built it into one of the leading wineries in the Canberra District. It continues to be a family affair with all of the family (including recent additions) playing an integral part in the business. The winemakers are Ken Helm and daughter Stephanie, who are fourth and fifth generation descendants of German vinedressers from the Rhineland, who established vineyards near Albury and Rutherglen in the 1860s. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernets and he has connections with Riesling makers from all over the world, eg: Dr Loosen and Katharina Prüm in the Mosel and Dr Alexander Kohen from the German Wine School in Koblez. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux have fine tuned the Helm wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra International Riesling Challenge and his continuing role as chairman allows him to constantly keep abreast of new developments in Rieslings around the world.

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Riesling has been Ken's passion for 30 years. The first wine he produced in Canberra in 1977 was Riesling and this won the winery's first show award. The next 30 years have seen some outstanding Rieslings produced at Helm wines, bringing over 50 awards and wine writer's rave reviews. Helm Wines has become renowned for its Classic Dry style of Riesling however recent years have seen the winery introduce a Half Dry style of Riesling which has a hint of sweetness. These two contrasting styles show the diversity that can be accomplished with this classic and often understated variety.

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The winery uses a combination of modern and traditional winemaking equipment which allow for the consistent production of high quality premium range of reds and whites.Helm wines have attracted an impressive 30 years of wine show awards from every major show and wine critic in Australia.

Winemaker Ken Helm (AM) was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2010 honours. The award recognises Ken's service to the Australian wine industry as a winemaker, through the promotion of the Riesling white grape variety and as a supporter of cool climate wine producers and to the community of the Canberra/Yass region.

Wines of premium quality have been consistently produced for decades but Helm Wines is more than just a working winery. A visit to Helm Wines could not only involve wine tasting in the historic Toual School House, but also the trivia of wine, politics, history and perhaps a look behind the scenes on a guided tour of wine making (viticulture).

Cabernet Sauvignon, the classic red grape that thrives in the Canberra climate and soils. The wines have been a great success to Helm Wines. In 1984 the first gold medal and trophy to a Canberra wine was the 1983 Helm Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1988 the Helm Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 won the first gold at Royal Sydney Wine Show to a Canberra wine. In 1989 the move to blends saw the straight Cabernet Sauvignon cease production, except for Stephanie who produced her Cabernet sauvignon which in 1998 won gold and trophy at the Cool Climate Wine Show. The winery turned its attention back to Cabernet Sauvignon after a trip to Bordeaux Premium Growth wineries in 1999 by Ken, his son Matthew and grape growing neighbour Al Lustenburger. This trip assisted in the development of the recipe to make consistent premium Cabernets in the Canberra District. The award winning 2005 vintage was the first release using all the techniques of vine management and winemaking learnt in Bordeaux. The success of this vintage went far beyond all expectations, winning a silver medal in the London World Wine Awards and receiving praise from some of the top wine writers in Australia.

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A quarter of a century of wine making and promoting, together with pioneering the development of many of the Canberra Region wine styles has been a passion for Ken Helm. He has been involved in the development of the National Wine Show, Cool Climate Wine Show, Wine Press Club of Canberra and in numerous promotional events for the Canberra region. Awarded by NSW Government in 1999 the Graham Gregory Trophy for a major contribution to the NSW Wine Industry. He instigated the International Riesling Challenge held at the Hyatt in Canberra in 2000. Ken was awarded the Wolf Blass Award in 2006 for contribution to the promotion of Riesling.

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