Antiquarian, Limited Rare Field White
Limited Rare Field White
An Antiquarian is a collector of rare or ancient books and curios, a name befitting this rare and exclusive wine. Antiquarian wines, the pinnacle of quality, are hand crafted from only the very best parcels.
In many regions of the world, the ancient practice of field blends is perpetuated today. Some say field blends began in small plots where a mixture of varieties was planted so it became a practice of mixing all the fruit in the vineyard together.
What the field blend does is take the ultimate test of terroir and allow the varieties grown there to meld into a seamless wine with complex layering.
The Antiquarian Rare Field White was the creation of Phil Reedman MW and winemaker Peter Gajewski.
Described by Phil as:
“A true Field Blend, we picked small parcels of grapes from our estate’s mature vines and
fermented them with their wild yeasts in aged French oak. Muscadelle, Chenin Blanc,
Colombard and Semillon in combination harmonise for a layered and intriguing dry white wine”.
Closure Screw cap
Fruit Muscadelle, Chenin Blanc, Colombard and Semillon
Region South Australia
Production Two hundred six packs
Cellar 5-10 years: Will cellar for five years or more if you seek aged characters or serve lightly chilled as an aperitif.
Description Capturing the essence of the vineyard, the wine is bright straw in colour and exhibits ripe guava and exotic cinnamon. The texturally complex palate speaks of pristine fruit: red apples, quince, nectarine and sweet spices balanced with toasty oak.
Vegan & Vegetarian friendly.
93 points GOLD
Wines Showcase Magazine Australia 2015
17/20 Points Jancis Robinson
Reviewed by Julia Harding MW - October 2017
UK International Wine Challenge 2015
91 points - 4 stars
Huon Hooke – The Real Review Alliance 2016
Colour is light straw with the faintest tinge of brass. The aromas are elusive but straw, hay and yeastiness come across, with a trace of spice. A hint of rose petals. Clean and appealing. It's much the same in the mouth, a very appealing light, textured dry white, with ever-so-subtle barrel fermented characteristics 1/9/2016. Drink 2016 to 2022
Financial Review – Tim White November 2015
Quite exotic peachy, almost apricotty smelling. Candied, slightly crème brulee-ish, and woody (but not oak-woody). Fruity oaky. Quite delicate and slippery across the tongue before becoming a bit chewy, which is good. Plenty of flavour in here and a burnt orange-sweet bitterness. Excellent weight and depth. This is fun, albeit rather expensive fun. 93/100