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Rave reviews for our 2010 Pinot Noir

Monday, November 14, 2011

Accolades all round for our 2010 Pinot Noir.

This newly released Pinot Noir is our first vintage since 2008. Vintage conditions in 2009 were difficult so we are thrilled to have such a well received 2010 Pinot Noir.

The wine featured in last week's Herald Sun Top 100 Wines magazine.

Rick Allen from the Hills Shire Times also gave this excellent review.

If you prefer your pinots with some grunt, then this one from the Yarra Valley isn't your boy. It's finer and leaner - the sort you need to roll around in the mouth and give a chance. If you do, you'll find that the seductive florals and perfumes you want of pinot are there in abundance, opening up to soft, gentle cherry and earthy, spice flavours. Good drinking.

Julie

Toolangi shines in the Top 100 Wines

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Our Chardonnays shine once again. 

Tony Love and his team tasted 5000 bottles of wine for the Australia wide Top 100 Wines magazine in today's Herald Sun.

Only twelve chardonnays were chosen and three of Toolangi's Chardonnays received a mention. In particular our 2007 Estate Chardonnay.

This vintage is flowering right now in the bottle, showing deep aromas of fruit with creme caramels enriching the palate yet never feeling overblown or buttery.

We are thrilled to be part of the selection.

Julie



Chardonnay Gold

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Toolangi 2009 Denton Chardonnay and Toolangi 2007 Estate Chardonnay have both won GOLD at the Victorian Wines Show 2011.

The Denton pipped the Estate Chardonnay by 0.5 points to win TOP GOLD WINE with 56 points. The 2007 Estate Chardonnay also GOLD at 55.5 points.

Judges comments: VERY STRONG CLASS - TOP GOLD AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTY.

The prestigious Victorian Wines Show has been promoting wines from Victorian since 1981. It was the only wine show promoting wines made from grapes grown and produced in Victoria and remains so today.

"This innovative show is a benchmark of Victorian wine: An expression of Victorian producers’ philosophical approach to growing and making wine."

We are proud to represent the Yarra Valley in this Show and are thrilled with our results. Another tribute to our inspired team of winemakers.

Julie and Garry






Another great review of our 2010 Pinot Noir

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Our 2010 Pinot Noir is drinking really well. And today Ralph Kyte-Powell said the same.

RALPH KYTE-POWELL, EPICURE, THE AGE
18 October 2011

A relatively pale, gentle Yarra Valley wine, this "standard" Toolangi pinot noir has subtle floral, cherry and spice fragrances. The pleasant varietal personality tracks across the palate, agreeably soft, continuing through a long, perfumed aftertaste. Understated but a wine of outstanding balance. Drink over two years. Grilled chicken; roast salmon.

Julie

Toolangi 2010 Pinot Noir

2010 Pinot Noir

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The 10th birthday of Toolangi Vineyards was the perfect time to redesign the label for the Yarra Valley range. The native forest theme has been retained to reflect the vineyard location adjacent to the Toolangi State Forest. Watercolour brush strokes portray a free flowing version of the picturesque forest.

It's a bright and breezy label. Just like the wine.



We've had some great reviews.

Hot off the press The Age 2012 Good Wine Guide review:

"Estate fruit from the Toolangi Dixon's Creek vineyard has been transformed by two winemakers into a bright, floral red-cherry style of pinot, sappy and perfumed. It's a lithe and juicy palate here, really balanced and even, delivering crunchy, upbeat, early-drinking enjoyment."

Julie

Bottling of 2010 Toolangi Reserve at Giaconda

Monday, October 10, 2011

It was all hands on deck with the bottling of our limited release 2010 Reserve Chardonnay at Giaconda in Beechworth. 

Rick thinks this is one of the best Reserve Chardonnays we have made.

Lemon lime colour with a slight golden characteristic. Incredible depth and length.

I also think it is one of the best we have made!

Garry


 


Gourmet Traveller Chardonnay Tasting

Tuesday, October 04, 2011
The Melbourne Wine Room in St Kilda has a great atmosphere.

Even better atmosphere if you are tasting some well reviewed chardonnays.

Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine has teamed up with 10 chardonnay creators from Australia and NZ.

And Toolangi's award winning 2007 Estate Chardonnay will be there.

The dinner is on Wednesday 26 October. Give Laura Hanrahan from Gourmet Traveller Wine a call on 02 8116 9386 if you would like to be part of this Chardonnay Tasting hosted by Nick Stock.

We'll be there, so say hello!

Julie

Another Quality James Halliday Wine Companion

Thursday, September 29, 2011

This year James Halliday tasted 8386 wines for his encyclopaedic Wine Companion.

And once again we were awarded five star winery status which is a real credit to our winemakers.

We were also pleased to see our Denton Chardonnay receive a rating of 94.



Current wines, with Halliday ratings, in our range are: 2009 Chardonnay 92 points, 2007 Estate Chardonnay 95 points, 2007 Reserve Chardonnay 94 points, 2009 Denton Chardonnay 94 points, 2006 Shiraz 90 points, 2008 Estate Shiraz 94 points, 2006 Reserve Shiraz 95 points, 2010 Pinot Noir, 2006 Estate Pinot Noir 95 points, and 2010 Viognier 90 points.

Julie




A Perfect Match

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We all love MasterChef. So imagine our excitement when Greg Duncan Powell called us a perfect match.

Greg chose our 2010 Viognier as a wine match for a Mystery Box recipe in the latest issue of MasterChef magazine.

The grilled snapper with yoghurt potatoes looks like a great spring recipe. 

Enjoy.

Julie

Toolangi 2010 in MasterChef Magazine

Yarra Valley Dairy vs The Grand Final

Monday, September 26, 2011




If you don't feel like watching the Grand Final this weekend, why don't you come to the Yarra Valley and meet Garry Hounsell?

Garry will be at the Yarra Valley Dairy on October 1 from midday to 5pm showing the current range of Toolangi wines. So it's a perfect opportunity to have a chat with Garry.

The unique Yarra Valley Dairy is at 70-80 Mc Meikans Rd, Yering.

Alway a great place to visit.


Julie


 

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