By Amy Looker editor National Liquor News
Hunter Valley-based winery Hungerford Hill has looked to the cool climate of Tumbarumba for the latest release of wines from its Classic series.
On the back of its multi-regional strategy that sees the winery sourcing fruit from the Hunter Valley, Hilltops and Gundagai regions, Hungerford Hill has released a 2013 Pinot Gris, a 2011 Chardonnay and a 2013 Pinot Noir crafted from Tumbarumba fruit.
Located within the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, Tumbarumba is emerging as one of Australia’s top cool climate regions, with an altitude ranging between 500 and 950 metres.
The 2013 Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Pinot Gris is a full-bodied wine with honeysuckle and pepper notes that will age for two to three years.
The 2011 Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Chardonnay is a flagship wine for the winery and follows on from the 2009 and 2010 vintages, which both went on to win Runner-Up Wine of the Year and Chardonnay of the Year at the Winestate Wine of the Year Awards 2012 and a combined tally of 18 gold medals.
The 2013 Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Pinot Noir is sourced from the winery’s Hesperia vineyard and offers an elegant style that can cellar for the next four to five years.
The Hungerford Hill Classic range is available now and has an RRP of $27 for the 2013 Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Pinot Gris, while the 2011 Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Chardonnay has an RRP of $36 and the 2013 Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Pinot Noir has an RRP of $36.