Wilcox Field Blend
An intriguing blend of 41% Chenin, 30% Muscadelle, 15% Colombard & 12% Semillion; sourced from estate grown low yielding vines in Riverland.
The varietals, harking back to an old practice of ‘blending in the field, are harvested together, co-fermented and then left on the lees to create creaminess and texture. Further complexity is added by the influence of French oak.
Combined melon and stone-fruits with citrus blossom and vanilla. A medium bodied palate, wherin the taste is fresh, ripe and lingering; the finish is dry, smooth and silky.
A sophisticated partner for a large variety of sea food dishes.
About the Producer
Byrne Vineyards has resulted from three generations of hard toil in the vineyards. In 1963, Eric and Romla Byrne purchased the Devlin’s Pound property near Overland Corner in South Australia and planted this limestone based vineyard to a range of grape varieties, most notably Shiraz, Cabernet and Chardonnay.
In 1995 they acquired the Morgan (Scotts Creek) vineyard which was established by then owners Penfold’s, under the guidance of Max Schubert, during the 1970s. Due its close proximity to the Barossa, excellent limestone soils and ideal climate these vineyards were for premium wine production.
Eric and Romla’s sons Rob and Terry Byrne are now joined by Rob’s daughter Petria and have continued the family passion for wine, vineyards and viticulture, Winemaker Peter Gajewski brings a wealth of experience to his role including a term as senior winemaker at Penfolds.