We were thrilled to be interviewed by Gourmet Traveller WINE recently about our range of sparkling wines. They said:
Orange’s Colmar Estate has come a long way since it was first established in 2013. One of the region’s boutique producers, its 6ha vineyard sits at 980m altitude, rendering it a perfect spot for crafting premium riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir. The cooler 2017 vintage was perfect for these varieties – and also for the pristine sparkling wines that encapsulate Bill and Jane Shrapnel’s philosophy of ‘vintage only’ fizz. The three 2017 disgorgements include the recently released 2017 Brut Rosé (94% chardonnay, 6% pinot noir; A$48), the inaugural 2017 Vintage Brut (80% pinot noir, 20% chardonnay; A$48), as well as the third disgorgement of the 2015 Chardonnay Pinot Noir (A$60).
In other news, the Shrapnels recently brought on the talents of regional favourite Will Rikard-Bell. “We’re very excited to work with Will,” says Bill. “Not only is he a great winemaker, he also has a uniqueness in his winemaking that really brings out the special qualities of our site and the region.”