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Conquest Barossa Valley Chardonnay 2022

Medium Straw in colour. White peach typical of Barossa Valley chardonnay with citrus and melon. Lovely length and structure with flavours of white peach, citrus, melon and oak all play a pivotal role to the balance achieved. This wine is a great example of a fresh flavoursome Barossa Valley Chardonnay with little influence from the winemaker, which allows the talent of the grower to shine, as the vineyard is where truly great wines are made.

Winemaking

The grapes were delivered to the winery and de-stemmed before being soft pressed. The pressing were kept separate and after cold settling and clarification the juice undertook a cool fermentation. An aromatic yeast isolate was selected to enhance the aromatics and older French oak provides wonderful depth and creamy/nutty characters. Make to drink upon release while the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant although will develop more complexity over the short term.

Cellaring

Make to drink upon release while the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant although will develop more complexity over the short term.

Awards

GOLD - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

Varietals Chardonnay
Region Barossa Valley, South Australia
Alcohol 
13.5%
Winemaker John Harris

Conquest Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

Chunky old style with big, plum and blackberry flavours but also showing olive and liquorice notes.

Wonderfully full and vibrant palate with layers of fruit, oak and tannins. Lifted aromas of plums, blackberry, plum and black pepper with spice, dark chocolate and cigar. An outstanding match with all full flavoured red meat dishes. One of my favourite dishes is a big juicy Angus scotch fillet steak.

Winemaking

Sourced from a vineyard in the heart of the Barossa between Nuriootpa and Tanunda the wine was fermented in small open top stainless-steel fermenters to retain concentrated fruit flavours. To complete the fermentation process and maturation the wine went into oak barrique barrels for 12 months. The use of oak has allowed the characters to infiltrate the highly concentrated fruit flavour creating a well-balanced yet complex tannin structure.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward cellaring for 3-6 years, developing more complexity.

Varietals Shiraz
Region Barossa Valley
Alcohol
14%
Winemaker John Harris
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Conquest Brut Cuvee Nv

Conquest Brut Cuvee Nv

Pale straw with brilliant clarity. A wine exhibiting fresh up front fruit flavours with intense notes of citrus blossom and lychee. 

A fresh and lively style of wine with beautiful fruit weight on the palate. It exhibits the same fruit aromas as the bouquet with citrus blossom and lychee. It has fine persistent bubbles and a clean refreshing finish.

Winemaking

Premium parcels of fruit from cooler growing regions across South Australia were selected for this fantastic example of sparkling wine. The fruit was harvested then gently pressed to retain varietal character and freshness, which is something we made a priority with this wine. Winemaking techniques included fermentation with solids as well as cool and warm fermentation. These techniques improved texture and softness without sacrificing the varietal characters we wanted to portray.

Cellaring

Drink now, but will continue to soften and develop more complexity over the short term.

Varietals Sparkling White
Region South Australia
Alcohol
12.5%
Winemaker John Harris

Awards

95 Point Rated, Gold Medal Winner - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

94 Point Rated, Gold Medal Winner - Wine Showcase

90 Point Rated - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"It's elegantly expressed on the nose, showing crunchy apple, lemon peel and oatmeal nuances, leading to a finely flowing palate that's juicy and creamy. Well supported by bright acidity, making it refreshing and delightfully drinkable."

Silver Award - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015

Award Winner - China Wine & Spirit Awards Best Value 2015

Award Winner - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015

Conquest Clare Valley Riesling 2018

Clear to medium straw with a bright golden hue. Varietal and regional characters of lemon, lime and citrus on the nose. Perfectly reflecting the nose the palate opens with lemon/lime and citrus notes. A wonderful touch of dried fruit flavours of apricot, peach and some honey blossom. This cellar release has good age which has mellowed the acidity nicely as its integrated creating a beautifully drinkable soft Riesling.

Winemaking

Fruit was sourced from selected grower’s vineyard blocks in the Clare Valley. After the grapes were destemmed and transferred to the tank press where the free run juice was separated and the remaining fruit lightly pressed. The juice was then allowed to cold settle to a clear state then racked into stainless steel fermenters. The juice was the inoculated with selected yeasts to add the required complexity and aromaticity. The ferment period was 14 days while the wine was kept at between 11-13 degrees. After a short period of yeast contact the wine was racked for final blending before being bottled to capture the fruit then cellared for future release.

Cellaring

Made to drink upon release or cellar short term.

Varietals Riesling
Region Clare Valley
Alcohol 
11.50%
Winemaker John Harris
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Conquest Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Conquest Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Deep brick red hues. The palate has upfront fruit with plum and black currant being the dominant characters. There’s a hint of mint, toasty tannins and a lingering oak finish. Vintage Coonawarra Cab with cherries, plum and black currant.

Winemaking

Select parcels of fruit were sourced from the iconic terra rossa soils of Coonawarra for this wine. We picked the fruit at optimum ripeness in the cool of the night in order to retain the fruits natural acidity and of course the regional flavours and aromatics that the Coonawarra is world famous for. The wine was transferred to the winery where it was hand reared with extended time on skins. Hand plunging, cool preferment maceration and the use of select yeast, coupled with long post ferment maceration on skins followed the traditional techniques more often used in French winemaking. The wine was aged in new and old oak then select barrels were chosen for the final blend prior to bottling.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward cellaring mid term, developing more complexity.

Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Coonawarra
Alcohol
14%
Winemaker John Harris

Awards

93 Point Rated & Gold Medal Winner - Wine Showcase Magazine

91 Point Rated & 4.5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Varietally expressive and inviting, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, hazelnut, clove and dried herb aromas, followed by a beautifully weighted palate offering silky texture and fine-grained tannins. Well rounded and harmonious, making it fabulously drinkable. At its best: now to 2030."

Conquest Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc 2022

This enticing Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc exhibits fresh up-front passionfruit with intense tropical fruits on the nose, carrying through to a rich and lingering finish on the palate. Ideal accompaniment to fresh seafood.

Winemaking

Conquest Wines is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected winemakers. For 150 years, since Jesse Norman planted his first vines, Conquest has built a reputation for premium varietal wines of elegance and finesse.The winemaking philosophy is to use only the best fruit from each vintage and region to produce wines of great style and intensity.

Cellaring

Made to drink upon release or cellar short term.

Varietals Sauvignon Blanc
Region Coonawarra
Alcohol 
13.5%
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Conquest Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2021 Sold out

Conquest Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2021

Fresh blackberry aromas are entwined with hints of plum, espresso, spice and dark chocolate. Full- bodied, with a luscious dark berry mid-palate; seamlessly structured with fine but firm tannins, rich oak and a balanced acidity that ensures a long, lingering finish.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward cellaring mid-term.

Awards

AWARD WINNER - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

Varietals Shiraz
Region Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Alcohol
14%
Winemaker John Harris

Conquest McLaren Vale Chardonnay 2022

Medium Straw in colour. White peach typical of McLaren Vale Chardonnay with citrus and melon. Lovely length and structure with flavours of white peach, citrus, melon and oak all play a pivotal role to the balance achieved. This wine is a great example of a fresh flavoursome McLaren Vale Chardonnay with little influence from the winemaker, which allows the talent of the grower to shine, as the vineyard is where truly great wines are made.

Winemaking

The grapes were delivered to the winery and de-stemmed before being soft pressed. The pressing were kept separate and after cold settling and clarification the juice undertook a cool fermentation. Make to drink upon release while the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant although will develop more complexity over the short term.

Cellaring

Make to drink upon release while the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant although will develop more complexity over the short term.

Awards

96 Point Rated - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

93 Point Rated - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

DOUBLE GOLD - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

GOLD - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

Varietals Chardonnay
Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
Alcohol 
13.5%
Winemaker John Harris
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Conquest Sparkling Shiraz Nv Sold out

Conquest Sparkling Shiraz Nv

Deep garnet in colour with vibrant magenta bubbles. Aromas of concentrated blackcurrant with hints of liquorice, spice and dark cherries.

Creamy bubbles and luscious sweetness envelop the plump blackberry mid palate, which is enhanced with hints of savoury development. The long sweet fruit finish is balanced with fine tannin and acidity. 

Winemaking

The fruit was harvested then gently pressed to retain varietal character and freshness, which is something we made a priority with this wine. Winemaking techniques included fermentation with solids as well as cool and warm fermentation. These techniques improved texture and softness without sacrificing the varietal characters we wanted to portray.

Cellaring

Drink now or over the short term.

Varietals Sparkling Shiraz
Region South Australia
Alcohol 14%
Winemaker John Harris 

Conquest Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay Nv

exhibits fresh upfront fruit flavours with intense notes of citrus blossom and freshly cut grass on the nose. fresh and lively with beautiful fruit weight on the palate. persistent bubbles and a clean refreshing finish.

Colour

Deep red/black with purple hues.

Bouquet

Fresh blackberry aromas with hints of plum, espresso, spice and dark chocolate.

Palate

Full-bodied with a luscious dark berry mid-palate; seamlessly structured with fine but firm tannins, rich oak and a balanced acidity that ensures a long, lingering finish.

WINEMAKING

Sourced from a single vineyard at the Southern end of the renowned McLaren Vale Wine Region. The wine was fermented in small open top stainless steel fermenters to retain concentrated fleshy fruit flavours. To complete the fermentation process and maturation, the wine went into new and older oak hogshead and barrique barrels for 12 months. The use of oak has allowed the characters to infiltrate the highly concentrated fruit flavour creating a well-balanced yet complex tannin structure.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward cellaring for up to 10 years, developing more complexity.

Varietals Shiraz
Alcohol 14.0%
Wine Makers John Harris
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Conquest Marlborough Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc Sold out

Conquest Marlborough Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

Medium to pale staw in colour with Peach, cut lemon and citrus blossom. Lovely length and structure with flavours of white peach, citrus and melon.


Colour

Black squid ink, impenetrable colour.

Bouquet

Dark fruits, dark chocolate and olive notes with rich blackcurrant and violets leading in to a richly flavoured palate.

Palate

The palate shows elegance and length with dark plum and olive flavours relishing. There is a lot of complexity of flavours and mid palate richness derived from obvious highly concentrated fruit and well-balanced oak usage.

WINEMAKING

Hand picked then fermented in small stainless steel fermenters to maintain strong fruit flavour from skins. The wine then went into American and French oak barrels for the remainder of ferment where it spent an extended period of time to allow full flavour development and fruit and oak to balance and compliment each other.

Cellaring

Drinking superbly now but for those patient enough to hold off this will develop beautifully for up to ten years.

Varietals Chardonnay
Alcohol 12.0%
Wine Makers John Harris

Conquest Clare Valley Shiraz 2022

Fresh blackberry aromas are entwined with hints of plum, espresso, spice and dark chocolate. Full- bodied, with a luscious dark berry mid-palate; seamlessly structured with fine but firm tannins, rich oak and a balanced acidity that ensures a long, lingering finish.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward cellaring mid-term.

Varietals Shiraz
Region Clare Valley
Alcohol
14%
Winemaker John Harris

Awards

Vintage 2022

92 Point Rated - Wine Showcase Magazine

Award Winner - Wine Showcase Magazine

92 Point Rated - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Fruit forward and immediately approachable, the wine shows dark berry, fragrant spice, game and toasted nut aromas on the nose. The palate displays ripe fruit flavours with supple texture and chalky tannins, finishing lingering and attractively dry. At its best: now to 2030"

Vintage 2021 - AWARD WINNER - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

Conquest Clare Valley Shiraz 2022