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Colmar Estate featured in Gourmet Traveller WINE

Colmar Estate featured in Gourmet Traveller WINE

We were thrilled to be interviewed by Gourmet Traveller WINE recently about our range of sparkling wines. They said:

Sparkling Orange

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.”