What's happening in the winery – Thompson Estate

What's happening in the winery

Paul is busy blending the aromatic whites (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends) and filtering the Rosé in preparation for bottling. The Chardonnay barrels are tasted, stirred and topped every 2-3 weeks to add complexity to the wines. The flavours coming from the different Chardonnay batches are sensational.

The first wine to be bottled from the 2020 vintage will be our very popular Four Chambers Rosé. This wine is made from Pinot Noir with a small dash of Malbec to add colour. We have sold out of our gold medal winning 2019 vintage and due to low yields are only producing just over 200 dozen this year. As a valued customer and supporter of Thompson Estate we would like to give you the opportunity to place advance orders as we expect this to be one of the best Rosés we have produced. Winemaker Paul Dixon describes it as “a beautiful, elegant wine”.

The Four Chambers Rosé started off as a trial. We had a little extra Pinot Noir on the property a few years ago and owner Peter Thompson suggested making a Rosé with the fruit as the vintages have been too warm to make a traditional cool climate Pinot. What started as a trial has ended up being one of our best selling and most popular wines.

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