At almost 1,000 metres altitude, the Orange region in the Blue Mountains of NSW, is one of the highest and coolest vineyards in Australia, often exposed to ice and snow. An extended growing period encourages complexity and elegance in the wines. Particularly successful varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Merlot.
Mayfield Vineyard was established in 1998 by Richard Thomas, Australian wine industry veteran with his goal to produce the finest wines from the Orange region of NSW. It is one of the highest vineyards in Australia, at around 900 meters above sea level. With a north easterly aspect, the estate experiences an extended ripening period, allowing for the development of wines with complex flavours with natural balance. In its short and illustrious history, Mayfield Vineyard has already achieved both a 5 star rating from James Halliday, (this is awarded only to outstanding wineries producing wines of exemplary and typicity) and Best Winery in the Orange Region. These results are a testament to their focus on limited production wines, of the highest quality.
The fruit is handpicked from a single block on the Mayfield estate, located at 900 metres above sea level in the beautiful Blue Mountains south west of Sydney. Gently pressed to obtain the best free run juice. Attractively aromatic on the palate, with a delicate mix of lemon, lime and orange blossom. On the taste, honeyed lime flavours are supported by mineral notes, followed by a fine, long finish. This wine was awarded a five glass rating (outstanding)scoring 94 out of 100 in the James Halliday Wine Companion.
High altitude, cool climate trendy Aussie white. Attractively aromatic on the palate, with a delicate mix of lemon, lime and orange blossom. On the palate honeyed lime flavours are supported by mineral notes, followed by a fine, long finish.
Rock oysters, seared scallops, sushi, tuna and Asian fish dishes.