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About our range of Wines
Rising Star has 10 acres ‘under-vine’ making it a boutique size vineyard. The vines are divided between two sections. A small block of “House Cabernet” planted behind the cottage on Redman Road, and the remaining varietals in an elevated position up the hill. All vines are supported by VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) trellising, facing a northerly aspect – ideal for grape growing.
Being part of the Great Southern Wine Region, the vineyard is made up of the following cool climate grape varieties:
The Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunièr are clones were specifically planted for our sparkling wine range, a specialty of Rising Star. All sparkling wines are hand picked and whole bunch pressed in the winery. They are then bottle-fermented and remain on yeast lees for a minimum of 4 years before disgorging. This provides for elegant and sophisticated sparkling wines in line with the “Methode Traditionelle” approach of the infamous Champagne region of France.
Our wines are only estate grown, meaning “if we don’t grow it, we don’t put it in our bottles!” This range currently includes:
Sparkling Chardonnay “Blanc de Blanc” produced in the ‘Methode Traditionelle style, Boytritis Riesling (a rare gem!), Chardonnay, Cabernet/Merlot, Riesling, Rose’.
We hope you enjoy our wines responsibly!
Paul & Gwen Hyatt
- 2012 Vintage Sparkling Chardonnay $40.00
Our latest release (Nov17)! The 2012 Vintage Sparkling Chardonnay is a bottle fermented ‘Methode Traditionelle’ style, aged FIVE years on yeast lees. It has a small portion of Pinot Meunier' (our first harvest!) and is fresh and flavoursome with elegant complexity from extended aging. A brut style perfect for any occasion!
- 2012 Vintage Sparkling Rose' $45.00
Our newest release! The 2012 Vintage Sparkling Rose' is 100% Pinot Noir and is a bottle fermented ‘Methode Traditionelle’ style, aged FIVE years on yeast lees. "Stained" with some straight red wine at disgorging, it is ZERO dosage, and exhibits beautiful blush colour along with 'strawberry and cream' flavours. Great for ANY occasion!
- 2011 Merlot $30.00
Our 2011 Merlot exhibits soft ripe plums and subtle chocolate, with slight vanilla. This big red spent 24 months in French Oak and is already silky smooth on the palate.
- 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $35.00
Our 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a special release and has a complex, intense palate with flavours of blackcurrant, dark cherry, spice and hints of mint. Velvety tannins from French oak support a long elegant finish.
- 2017 Rosé $20.00
Our 2017 Rosé is a fragrant fruit-driven Provence, France style wine made from our Merlot grapes. Dry and refreshing with a savory backbone, it's perfect for the beach, Asian dishes and BBQ's.
- 2018 Riesling $25.00
Our 2018 Riesling exhibits floral aromatic with passion fruit and lime on the pallet. Perfect accompaniment to seafood or Asian dishes, or a sunset!
- 2018 Pinot Noir $35.00