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1 - 5 of 5 Wines By Water Wheel
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Water Wheel Cabernet Sauvignon
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
The parched, sun exposed vines at Water Wheel are only a slight distance from the shade of giant river gums, which grow along the banks of Loddon River. Ancient eucalypts infuse the grapes with a treasure trove of complex, elegant flavours. A salient Bendigo Cabernet that's warming and generous with intense flavours and long, drying tannins, ideally suited to meat braises and grills, steak and kidney pie or venison bangers.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The proprietors of Water Wheel have farmed locally for many years and place a strong emphasis on sustainable horticulture and vineyard management. Vines are planted to heavy clay soils interspersed by pieces of limestone. Hedge trellising exposes grapes to the sun for maximum ripeness. All vines are irrigated from the nearby Loddon river with ground level mini sprays, all cropped at three tonne per acre. Cabernet Sauvignon is vinified in open fermenters at 20C to 22C, the cap pumped over, plunged and pressed at dryness. Water Wheel has been aged in a combination of new and seasoned, mostly American oak hogsheads, crafted by prestigious European cooperages.
 
Deep ruby colour. Cassis and regional menthol aromas on the bouquet. Rich, forward drinking fruit characters, complex with savoury ripe berry fruit and cedar oak, lifted by hints of cloves and cinnamon, cherries and mulberry. Full bodied and complex with silky velvet tannins before a long and persistent, satisfying finish.
Water Wheel Chardonnay
Bendigo Vic
Available by the dozen
Water Wheel is situated at Bridgewater -On- Loddon under the shadow of the historic water powered Water Wheel Flour Mill, surrounded by hectares of thriving vines. One of the Bendigo region's most eminent farming dynasties acquired the estate in the late 1980s and embarked on a program of planting vines, installing new facilities, employing a highly skilled winemaking team and introducing a major new oak regimen. Dividends have arrived in the form of conspicuous award winning wines, meritorious accolades and superlative Chardonnay.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Vines are hedged trellised, exposing the grapes to the sun, achieving maximum ripeness, white wine grapes are planted to lighter, better drained soils. All vines are irrigated from the nearby Loddon river with ground level mini sprays. Chardonnay is treated to an extravagant barrel fermentation in French and American oak hogsheads. Upon completion, batches are held for a term of lees stirring on a weekly basis, achieving complexity, good mouthfeel and luxurious textures. The finished wine is protein and cold stabilized prior to filtration and bottling, a state of the art bentonite fining for protein stability.
 
Lemon gold hues. On the nose there are obvious stone fruit characters with some subtle cashew and vanilla aromas also showing. The palate is complex with peach and pear flavours apparent. There is a smooth and creamy mid palate balanced by subtle, integrated oak and lees complexity, followed by a clean and persistent finish. Perfect alongside seafood risotto, shucked oysters or tuna pappardelle.
Water Wheel Memsie Shiraz
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
John Catto left his native Scotland for the new colony of Australia to seek his fortune in 1833. He settled near what would become Bendigo, calling his new home Memsie, after the village whence he came. Catto chose his ground carefully and established vines upon a site of rich clay soils, fortuitously scattered with the perfect measure of limestone. The splendid terroirs which now yield harvests of articulate Bendigo Shiraz, produce a delicious, full flavoured red wine that's perfect for serving alongside your favourite mix of grilled meat and veg.
$1199each
$143DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Soils beneath the Memsie Water Whell site are deep ripped before planting. Vines are hedged trellised, exposing grapes to the sun for maximum ripeness. All plantings are irrigated by the nearby Loddon river with ground level mini sprays. Red wine grapes are planted on heavy clay soil interspersed by pieces of limestone. Shiraz is harvested and crushed into fermenters, the caps are plunged and pumped over thrice daily for optimal extraction. After passing through a membrane press and completion of malolactic, a percentage of the wine is treated to micro oxygenation, the balance is transferred to a selection of American oak hogsheads for a term of maturation and the final assemblage.
 
A deep and vivid, violet red colour. Berry, blackcurrant and liquorice characters on the bouquet. The palate is full and rich with spice, berry and black pepper flavours. Memsie is well balanced, with a persistent finish complimented by fine tannins. Ready for immediate enjoyment, the ideal match to pasta, barbeques and game.
Water Wheel Sauvignon Blanc
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
The Cumming family have farmed in the Bendigo region for fifty years. Ron and Peter have a strong background in horticulture and place a strong emphasis on vineyard management. The emphasis is on producing high quality, fruit driven wines with strong varietal definition and a generous palate. Three new vineyards have been planted at Bridgewater -On- Loddon to enhance complexity and improve overall quality. A conspicuous performer, Water Wheel is one of Bendigo's most highly decorated and internationally renowned winemaking estates.
$1399each
$167DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Sauvignon Blanc vines are planted on light, well drained soils and cropped at three tonne to the acre. Vines are hedged trellised, exposing grapes to the sun achieving maximum ripeness. All blocks are irrigated from the nearby Loddon River through the use of ground level mini sprays. Fruit is harvested to a timetable determined by full physiological ripeness. Parcels are delivered to the winery in pristine condition, crushed and inoculated to select yeasts followed by a temperature controlled vinification in tank. Fermented at 12C to 15C over the course of several days, batches are cold stablilized and earth filtered followed by the final assemblage and sterile filtration to bottle.
 
A bright green straw colour. Water Wheel exhibits grass, lime and lemon citrus overtones on the nose, vegetable characters, asparagus, green bean and kiwi are in the background. The palate shows strong citrus flavours with some mineral characters in the middle, good fruit and acid balance. The wine has a clean, crisp and persistent finish, the ideal aperitif, well suited to seafood, risotto and lighter summer dining.
Water Wheel Shiraz
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
A generously proportioned wine of substance structure, assembled from the pick of Water Wheel estate grown Shiraz, crafted with a focus on capturing and presenting the excellence, power and finesse of Bendigo Shiraz. At Water Wheel, the emphasis is on producing high quality, fruit driven Shiraz with discernible regionality and strong varietal definition. The bounty of Bendigo at its best, laden with luscious black berry fruit flavours, seasoned by a twist of peppery clove spice, lined with velvet textures and framed by graceful tannins.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Bendigo makes a very special style of Shiraz that's unique to the region's distinctive terroir and clime. Grapes are harvested off vines planted to heavy clay soils littered by pieces of limestone. The vines are hedge trellised, exposing grapes to the sun as they achieve maximum ripeness. All vines are irrigated from the nearby Loddon River with ground level mini sprays, cropping has been reduced to three tonne per acre, resulting in a better quality wine. Fruit is vinified at 18C to 22C in open fermenters while being treated to a course of pumpovers and plunging. Components are pressed at dryness and treated to malolactic before ageing in a combination of new and prior use American oak hogsheads for up to a year.
 
A deep, vivid, violet red colour. Berry, blackcurrant and liquorice characters on the bouquet. The palate is full and rich with spice, berry and black pepper flavours. Memsie is well balanced, with a persistent finish complimented by fine tannins. Ready for immediate enjoyment, the ideal match to pasta, barbeques and grills or game.
Water Wheel Vineyards is owned by the Cumming family who have farmed in the Bendigo region for fifty years

The history of the estate vineyards date back to 1833 when John Catto left his native Scotland to seek his fortune in the new colony of Australia. He settled near what would become Bendigo, calling his new home Memsie after the village from where he had come. John Catto planted his Memsie vineyard on clay soils, rich with limestones. The historic Memsie vineyard now produces delicious and well rounded, full flavoured Water Wheel wines.

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Ron and Peter Cumming have a strong background in horticulture and place a strong emphasis on vineyard management. In 1989 the Cumming family purchased the winery, and the surrounding twenty acres of vines. Since then, three new vineyards have been planted at Bridgewater on Loddon to help enhance the complexity and improve the overall wine quality. Total plantings now exceed three hundred acres, and a recent initiative to reduce the levels of cropping to three tonnes has seen a vast improvement in all the Water Wheel editions.

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Average rainfall in the Bendigo Winegrowing region is 17 inches/ annum. Whilst it is possible to grow wine grapes with this rainfall, the Water Wheel winemakers believe that to do so places too much stress on the vines, the vineyard is therefore irrigated by the nearby Loddon river with ground level mini sprays. Vines are hedged trellised, exposing the grapes to the sun to achieve maximum ripeness. Red wine grapes are grown on heavy clay soil and white wine varieties are planted on lighter, better drained soil. At the winery the emphasis is on producing high quality, fruit driven wines with strong varietal definition and length on the palate.

The first Water Wheel Estate Vineyard was planted in 1970

"Some excellent values emerge from this Victoria winery. The top bargain is the brilliant blend of 86% Shiraz, 9% Malbec, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 Memsie. Aged 6-9 months in old American oak, it exhibits a dark ruby/ purple color, a big, sweet perfume of blueberries and blackberries, soft, heady fruit flavors, a touch of wood, and a background earthy, spicy component. This is a wonderful source for fine wine values from the relatively cool climate Bendigo area!" -eRobertparker.com

"I’m not sure why the folks at Water Wheel seem intent on making better and better wines and charging less for it, but I’m not complaining. This has mouthfilling, luscious black berries, sweet vanilla oak, spice, it presses all the right shiraz buttons!" --Max Allen. "Here we go again with one of Australia’s most consistent, under-priced reds. It’s packed with dark fruits and spice, supported by slightly toasty oak. The palate is satisfyingly rich, fresh, and very well balanced. Enjoyable now with good beef, but will age for several years with considerable grace. Highly Recommended!" -Winewise

"Bendigo-based Water Wheel is one of the few smallish producers who seem able to match it with the big wineries when it comes to offering value-for money table wines. This blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and malbec is far more complex than the red fruit bombs we tend to get for such a modest price. This has real complexity in the mouth and on the nose with intriguing spice, earth and savoury characters meshed together. Medium-bodied, so a good match for winter fare such as shepheard's or steak 'n' kidney pie. Bargain Buy!" -Jeff Collerson

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The Weekend Australian, Australia's leading wine connoisseur chooses the year's best, Water Wheel Memsie Shiraz Cabernet Malbec 2003 "Peter Cumming has quietly and unostentatiously gone about making his reliable excellent value Water Wheel wines for 15 years. This wine has special appeal, with its powerful but restrained array of dark, black fruits, overall form structure and tannins around a core of sweetness!" -James Halliday

"A surprisingly fine white, the Chardonnay was aged in 300 liter used hogsheads, so the oak component is very subtle. Medium to full-bodied with ripe, honeyed pineapple, pear, and passion fruit characteristics, it reveals a nice texture, excellent acidity, and fine overall balance!" -Wineadvocate.com

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