Fermentation is in French Oak for around 11 months, which gives the wine structure and texture without overt oak flavours. This palate displays ripe citrus and stone fruit with hazelnut and vanilla characteristics.
The Sharmans Vineyard was established by Mike and Philippa Sharman in the 1980s and developed a strong reputation for award-winning Pinot Noir, sparkling wine, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Merlot, and since then has expanded to include Shiraz, and Pinot Gris. Most recently Sharmans has won acclaim for its award-winning cool-climate Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sparkling and Riesling. In 2012, the Vineyard was purchased by local ophthalmologist Ian Murrell and his wife Melissa; a Launceston-based interior designer. Since 2012, works have ensued to develop the grounds and buildings so that the Vineyard, renowned for its Tasmanian wines, may also become renowned for its Cellar Door experiences as well. Developments to the property have included the complete renovation of the original Sharman’s residence into a Cellar Door, al fresco area and a function centre. The picturesque grounds were landscaped by award-winning landscaper Chris Calverly and have been graciously enhanced to complement the stunning sweeping views of the river and valley over the vines from the renovated property.