Field of Mars
Field of Mars 2015 Collection
This outstanding collection is presented in a badged wooden crate & includes
2 x Single Vineyard Block 2a Semillon 2013
Rated 96points, Huon Hooke
Rated 96 points, Tyson Stelzer; Included in Wine Business Magazine’s ‘Wines of the Year’
2 x Single Vineyard Block 6 Chardonnay 2013
96 points James Halliday
Included in The 2015 Australian Wine Companion ‘Best of the best by variety’
2 x Single Vineyard Block 1 Shiraz 2011
96 points James Halliday & Huon Hooke
Huon Hooke’s highest rated Australian Shiraz from 2011
“Field of Mars” is our parade ground. This single vineyard, collection epitomises the highest quality with limited bottles produced of each variety, Semillon, Chardonnay & Shiraz. Selected from precise sub sections of our best vineyard blocks these wines show outstanding varietal expression and true historical & regional identity.
Over the years we have recognised the consistent quality of particular parcels of fruit. These are hand picked from rows, or even panels of vines, where the fruit characters are more pure, more intense, and brighter than elsewhere on the Estate. Originally we selected only three micro-selections; a small Semillon parcel “Block 2a”(0.5 acres), a close planted Chardonnay parcel “Block 6”( 0.5 acres), and a section of our Shiraz vineyard, Block 1.
The 40 year old white varieties are on the deepest drifts of fine river-sand, and produce the purest expression of both Semillon and Chardonnay. In 2011 we also classified another Semillon plot, Block 3. This block is barely 20 metres away from Semillon Block 2a, divided by a stream bed. Even over such a short space, the wines are strikingly difference, yet both are delicate and classic in their own right.
The old vine Shiraz is located on the heaviest clay-loam section of our property, and this gives more power, depth, and black-currant intensity than our other Shiraz sites.
This range includes Semillon, Chardonnay & Shiraz.
“Field of Mars” was a field on the outskirts of ancient Rome, on the banks of the Tiber River. It was the training grounds for the Roman Legions, and with the Roman successes of conquest became the parade-grounds for celebrations of victory.