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1 - 3 of 3 Wines By Terra Felix
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Terra Felix Chardonnay
Goulburn
Available by the dozen
The best Chardonnay always exhibit conspicuous balance. Those fortunate enough to have countenanced the wines of Tallarook will understand why Terra Felix are so well received. The objective is to create a robust style of Chardonnay which can be enjoyed in its youth, without evolving too rapidly while in bottle. A measure of oak is perceptible yet inseparable from the fruit, characters derived from vinification contribute complexity without dominating.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
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Grapes are picked at the beginning of the tropical phase of ripening, as they pass through the citrus stage to develop peachy/ melon characters. Once crushed, the must is not given any skin contact, to avoid any broader flavours. Only the clean juices, free of solids are vinified, to achieve maximum freshness on the initial palate. A cold slow fermentation is inoculated, French barrels at a medium toast level are selected to avoid the vanillin of American oak. French oak is subtle as it infuses the wine with nutty, cashew flavours. A careful handling and selection of fruit, a long and cool temperature controlled vinification and early bottling capture all the expressions of vital Goulburn Valley Chardonnay.
 
Pale straw, green hues. Lifted lime and citrus with straw notes. Medium bodied, offering fresh flavours of gooseberries, showing plenty of melon, stoned fruit and lemon characters, well balanced with a long, crisp finish. Nutty French oak in the background adds interest and gently enriches the texture while soft acid fills out the picture.
Terra Felix Mourvedre
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
Made from the most intensely flavoured grapes, grown to a parcel of fortunate land, Terra Felix have fashioned their Mourverdre to sensational Rhone styling. Not often seen as a pure varietal wine, fruit is sourced from a small vineyard north of Bendigo, planted to a terroir which is highly akin to the soils and clime of la Vallée du Rhône. Match to European cuisine, braises and bay leaf recipes or wine based soups.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Terra Felix was originally launched as the second label to the highly respected Tallarook Wines, it has grown in stature to become a unique label in it's own right. Using excess grapes from Tallarook and surrounding vineyards, Terra Felix immediately caught the attention of the industry press. It was decided that Terra Felix should reposition itself and concentrate largely on using Rhone varietals. And why not? The growing conditions around Tallarook bear an uncanny resemblance to the northern Rhone. Harvested from a special site near Bendigo which is trained to deliver vintages of the finest Mourverdre grapes, yields are kept moderate, producing grapes of outstanding flavour and intensity.
 
Deep crimson with plum hues. Lifted raspberries and rose petal aromas, cherries and currant, dark berry fruits seasoned by herb and savoury notes. Palate of plum and morello flavours, bramble, black olives and savouryness, supported a length of smooth, velvet tannins all the way to a lingering, fruit filled finish.
Terra Felix Shiraz Viognier
Available by the dozen
The radiant Rhône Valley cépage of Viognier with Shiraz, surprising to find an Australian version carrying it's own signature style, flavour profile and complexity. Terra Felix have claimed prestigious awards at the Decanter International Wine Awards, Australian Small Winemakers Show and Royal Melbourne. Exhibiting deep colour and intense flavour, co-fermentations with Viognier draw out additional spice, perfume and plum from the Shiraz.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Shiraz and Viognier, the modern Australian classic, Terra Felix can construct a complex palate of rare integration. A collation of parcels from the finest vineyards are essential, all harvested at optimal ripeness. Crops are kept to levels which can sustain grapes with a concentration and intensity flavour. The excellent growing conditions lead to even flowering and a good fruit set. Shiraz must exhibit deep colour and fine tannin development, Viognier vines are nurtured to yield berries with attractive perfumes. A term of maturation in the finest American oak adds a delightful complexity to the wine, infusing moreish vanillin characters, integration, persistence and length.
 
Vibrant crimson with plum hues. Deliciously fragrant with spice and floral notes. Bouquet combines the spice and pepper of Shiraz with the apricot of Viognier and vanilla of American oak. Assertively Viognier, with layers of apricot and strawberry, spiced and peppery, black and red berries are lifted by spring blossoms and fragrant oak.
Terra Felix was originally launched as the second label to the highly respected Tallarook Wines and grew to become a premium winemaking estate

Using excess grapes from Tallarook and surrounding vineyards, Terra Felix immediately caught the attention of wine reviewers. The initial vintages concentrated on commercial varieties such as Shiraz, Merlot Cabernet and Chardonnay. The problem facing the fledging brand was that there were plenty of these wines available on the market and distribution was a challenge. It was decided that Terra Felix should reposition its offering and concentrate largely on using Northern Rhone grape varieties. And why not? The growing conditions, soil and climate around Tallarook bear an uncanny resemblance to Northern Rhone.

Terra Felix

The Goulburn region has shown a natural affinity with the Northern Rhône varieties. In January 2003, the region was awarded its own GI (Geographical Indicator) recognition. Shiraz, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier, all flourish here, not surprising considering the uncanny similarities between the two regions. Steep granite slopes falling away to alluvial valley floors; a continental climate with comparable sun hours, rainfall and heat summations.

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The Shiraz therefore became a Shiraz Viognier, the Merlot Cabernet was replaced with a Mourvedre; a Marsanne Roussanne was introduced, and only the Chardonnay remained from the initial offering. Those who know the Tallarook Chardonnay will understand why Chardonnay survived. Simply the fruit was too good to pass over. With the release of the new varieties in 2004, Terra Felix started to gain momentum in its growth.

Tallarook acquired a contract winery in the Yarra Valley called Master Winemakers. Winemaker Terry Barrett came with an impressive pedigree, most recently he had been chief at Brown Brothers. There his role required him to run the entire Operating Division which included internal and external grape supply, winemaking, and packaging. He was responsible for wine that had won over 50 trophies and 200 gold medals at national and international wine shows. He led innovation at Brown Brothers with the introduction of Italian and Spanish grape varieties as well as the flagship Patricia Range of wines.

By the end of 2005 Terra Felix was emerging as a strong business in its own right. It was decided that the Board of Terra Felix would split and three members would buy out the initial owner. A close relationship was maintained with Tallarook through grape supply and wine making at Master Winemakers. Winemakers Terry Barrett and Trina Smith continued their passion to make Terra Felix a highly recognised brand. Their efforts culminated in the 2005 Terra Felix Shiraz Viognier being awarded Wine of the Year by the Penguin Good Australian Wine guide. Terra Felix was being taken seriously indeed.

At the behest of winemaker Terry Barrett, vinification moved to Mitchelton where Terry could make Terra Felix utilising a much more sophisticated infrastructure than he had at his disposal. He also was keen to lock in supply of very high quality fruit. This required finding vineyards that were prepared to partner Terra Felix in their plans to grow the brand in Australia and at the export market. Today, the fruit for Terra Felix is grown by a number of small family owned vineyards from around the region of the Upper Goulburn, an area which is becoming renowned internationally as source of some of Australia's finest wines.

http://www.terrafelix.com.au/ - Terra Felix
http://www.terrafelix.com.au/ - Terra Felix

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