Holbrooks Road

Normans Holbrooks Road Merlot 2023

Normans Holbrooks Road Merlot 2023

Vibrant crimson and magenta hue. Freshly cut plum and blackberry aromas, with hints of brooding dark chocolate and mint. Beautifully soft, fruit driven which is round and succulent. There is sweet plum and blackberry fruit with a full, rich texture and velvet like tannins with a hint of exotic spices.

Winemaking

The fruit was picked in the cool of night then fermented on skins in static potters and rotary fermenters for a period of seven days to retain as much of the luscious natural fruit flavour as possible. Warm temperatures at the early stages of fermentation along with three days of post ferment maceration helped develop soft fleshy fruit and tannins while helping build structure. Following the pressing process, clarification and final blending the fruit was matured with select parcels having oak maturation. Great to drink now, but will mature and develop complexity over the short to medium term.

Cellaring

Great to drink now, but will mature and develop complexity over the short to medium term

Varietals Merlot
Region South Australia
Alcohol 14%
Winemaker John Harris 

Normans Holbrooks Road Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Displaying lifted passionfruit with hints of lemon zest and pears. Well balanced generous wine with a lingering finish. Enjoy now with friends or over the next few years.

Winemaking

Normans started as a small concern in 1853 when Jesse Norman purchased seven hectares of land on which he planted vines. A winery was later established at Holbrooks Road as his winemaking business explanded. This wine pays tribute to Jesse's foresight and belief in Australia's wine industry.

Cellaring

Drink now or cellar 1-3 years

Varietals Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Region South Australia
Alcohol 11.5%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Holbrooks Road Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2023
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Normans Holbrooks Road Pinot Grigio 2023

A delicate pale green with a light blush. Lovely soft aromas of pear and rose petals. Great textural quality in the mouth with an attractive fresh range of flavours including nectarine, nashi pear and crème caramel with almost flinty mineral notes and perfectly balanced acidity.

Winemaking

Harvested at the cool of night from select vineyards located across premium cooler climate regions of South Australia. We crushed the fruit quickly to separate the clear juice from the skins. The wine went through cool fermentation then the wine was carefully filtered and bottled to retain all the appealing fruit flavours.

Cellaring

Made to drink upon release while the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant, but will reward short term cellaring.

Awards

Gold Medal - Wine Showcase Magazine

Varietals Pinot Grigio
Region South Australia
Alcohol 13%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Holbrooks Road Chardonnay 2023

Pale straw with green hues. Highly aromatic style showing lovely notes of tropical fruit highlighted by peach, mango and citrus blossom.

Fruit driven unoaked style reflecting characters on nose perfectly with peach, fresh mango, and cream. Overall fine and creamy with a touch of nuttiness and zingy citrus. A refreshing wine with beautiful natural fruit acidity providing length and the finish is savoury and textural.

Winemaking

Machine harvested in the cool early hours of the morning from a single vineyard in South Australia’s Riverland region. We crushed, chilled and fermented the juice at controlled temperatures in the cool cellar. Extended lees stirring added a degree of complexity ensuring this wine over delivers in terms of quality and overall structure despite the use of no oak. The wine was bottled after careful filtration to retain the vibrant fruit and depth of varietal flavours.

Cellaring

Drink now or cellar for 1-3 years

Varietals Chardonnay
Region South Australia
Alcohol 13%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Holbrooks Road Chardonnay 2023
Normans Holbrooks Road Sparkling Shiraz Nv

Normans Holbrooks Road Sparkling Shiraz Nv

Almost black with purple flashes in colour. Rich red and black berry fruit with lifted spice aromatics. Subtle yeast complexity and light oak are also showing through.

A generous and soft palate with black berry and ripe cherry notes. Medium to full weight with lovely soft tannins and a fine persistent mousse. 

Winemaking

This wine underwent cool fermentation on skins then pressed into stainless steel after six days to optimise colour and flavour. The wine was matured in stainless steel to maintain freshness with some light oak maturation. Subtle yeast contact and secondary fermentation ensure that a balanced and well-integrated sparkling wine is produced. This skilfully blended wine utilises younger wines to impart lifted primary fruit characters with older wines to soften and add complexity.

Cellaring

Made to drink upon release whilst the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant.

Varietals Sparkling Shiraz
Region South Australia
Alcohol 13.5%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Holbrooks Road Sparkling Red Nv

This wine is rich and full bodied, displaying dark berry aromas and sweet plum flavours which are balanced nicely with fine bursts of bubbles, leaving a lovely smooth and rounded mouthfeel.

Cellaring

Drink now or over the short term.

Awards

GOLD - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

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

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Normans Holbrooks Road Sparkling Brut Nv

Normans Holbrooks Road Sparkling Brut Nv

Lovely straw and pale green hues in colour. Lifted aromas of acacia and citrus.

Finely structured, delicate, creamy textured wine that displays lifted tropical fruit flavours complemented by a crisp refreshing finish.

Winemaking

We selected chardonnay from a single vineyard from vines with generous canopies that allow the fruit to ripen gently and naturally. The fruit was picked early in the season, pressed and then allowed to settle naturally before being filtered. All juice is fermented cold to retain freshness and delicacy before undergoing secondary fermentation in tank to add complexity. A small amount of the wine was carefully selected then blended together to create this amazingly fresh sparkling.

Cellaring

Made to drink upon release while the fruit is at its most fresh and vibrant.

Awards

DOUBLE GOLD - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

Varietals Sparkling Brut
Region South Australia
Alcohol 13%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Holbrooks Road Shiraz 2022

Bright purple with red edge. Ripe berry and plum with some spice and pepper on nose. The palate is rich with ripe black berries and plums the tannins are smooth and work inline with the fruit length. Some vanillin and toasty character provides depth and character to this well balanced wine.

 

Winemaking

The fruit was picked in the cool of night then fermented on skins in static potters and rotary fermenters for a period of seven days to retain as much of the luscious natural fruit flavour as possible. Warm temperatures at the early stages of fermentation along with three days of post ferment maceration helped develop soft fleshy fruit and tannins while helping build structure. Following the pressing process, clarification and final blending the fruit was matured with select parcels having contact with old French oak.

Cellaring

Great to drink now, but will mature and develop complexity over the next 1-3 years.

Varietals Shiraz
Region South Australia
Alcohol
13.5%
Winemaker John Harris

Awards

91 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

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Normans Holbrooks Road Sauvignon Blanc 2023 Sold out

Normans Holbrooks Road Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Pale straw with youthful green notes. Filled to the brim with aromas of pineapple and citrus with subtle hints of gooseberries and passionfruit.

Appealing tropical fruit flavours with a dash of lemon and lime zing. Wonderful depth of flavour in its youth which lingers beautifully and combines with a nice refreshing touch of natural fruit acidity.

Winemaking

Harvested at the cool of night earlier in the season than usual due to the drier ripening season. We crushed the fruit quickly to separate the clear juice from the skins. We used specific yeast for Sauvignon Blanc and after a cool fermentation the wine was carefully filtered and bottled as soon as possible to retain all the appealing fruit flavours.

Cellaring

Drink now or cellar 1-3 years

Varietals Sauvignon Blanc
Region South Australia
Alcohol 12.5%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Holbrooks Road Rose 2023

Brilliant bright blush colour. The bouquet is packed full of summer berries and red fruits. Delicate delicious palate with bright berry flavours with soft crunchy acidity which gives structure and balance. A stylish dry style Rosé.

Winemaking

Harvested during the cool of the night, the grapes were crushed and left on skins in the press for around 8 hours to obtain the desired level of colour and flavour. The juice was then run off, clarifies and fermented in stainless-steel tanks to retain fruit flavour using select yeast strains that would complement the fruit intensity.

Cellaring

Drinking well now or in the short term whilst the flavours are at their most exuberant.

Varietals Rosé
Region South Australia
Alcohol 13%
Winemaker John Harris

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Normans Holbrooks Road Pinot Noir 2016

A pale brick red Pinot Noir with lifted berries and some earth and savoury notes. A generous and soft palate with strawberry and ripe cherry notes with earth and a hint of vanilla on the refreshing finish.

Medium bodied with lifted ripe cherry, red berry fruits and hints of cinnamon. These delicious flavours are supported by soft and silky tannins.

Winemaking

Cool fermentation on skins then pressed into stainless steel after six days to optimise colour and flavour. The wine was matured in stainless steel to maintain freshness with some oak contact for added complexity.

Cellaring

Great to drink now, but will mature and develop complexity over the mid term.

Varietals Pinot Noir
Region South Australia
Alcohol 13.5%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Holbrooks Road Pinot Grigio 2022

A delicate pale green with a light blush. Lovely soft aromas of pear and rose petals. Great textural quality in the mouth with an attractive fresh range of flavours including nectarine, nashi pear and crème caramel with almost flinty mineral notes and perfectly balanced acidity.

Winemaking

Harvested at the cool of night from select vineyards located across premium cooler climate regions of South Australia. We crushed the fruit quickly to separate the clear juice from the skins. The wine went through cool fermentation then the wine was carefully filtered and bottled to retain all the appealing fruit flavours.

Cellaring

Made to drink upon release while the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant, but will reward short term cellaring.

Awards

AWARD WINNER - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

Varietals Pinot Grigio
Region South Australia
Alcohol 13%
Winemaker John Harris

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Normans Holbrooks Road Moscato Nv

Golden honey in colour. Bursting with sherbet lemon, passion fruit, and a hint of apple and veil of musk. Floral flavours with Turkish delight richness and strawberries & cream with a musk and apple backbone.

A Moscato full of tropical fruit flavours with great varietal character. The naturally occurring fruit acidity balances and gives a cool refreshing finish, which is crisp and clean.

Winemaking

Once the grapes reached their optimum maturity level they were harvested in the cool of the night and promptly delivered to the winery. Once fermentation was completed, the blend of juice was put together to ensure consistency across the wine. It was then filtered and bottled under screw cap to preserve the aromatic fruit.

Cellaring

Made to drink upon release while the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant.

Varietals Moscato
Region South Australia
Alcohol
7.5%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Holbrooks Road Merlot 2022

Vibrant crimson and magenta hue. Freshly cut plum and blackberry aromas, with hints of brooding dark chocolate and mint. Beautifully soft, fruit driven which is round and succulent. There is sweet plum and blackberry fruit with a full, rich texture and velvet like tannins with a hint of exotic spices.

Winemaking

The fruit was picked in the cool of night then fermented on skins in static potters and rotary fermenters for a period of seven days to retain as much of the luscious natural fruit flavour as possible. Warm temperatures at the early stages of fermentation along with three days of post ferment maceration helped develop soft fleshy fruit and tannins while helping build structure. Following the pressing process, clarification and final blending the fruit was matured with select parcels having oak maturation. Great to drink now, but will mature and develop complexity over the short to medium term.

Cellaring

Great to drink now, but will mature and develop complexity over the short to medium term

Varietals Merlot
Region South Australia
Alcohol 14%
Winemaker John Harris 

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Normans Holbrooks Road Grenache 2021

Medium bodied wine which is fruit driven on the nose with raspberry and dark plum notes. The palate reflects the nose with ripe raspberry, plum and some floral notes. Hints of white pepper and spicy cloves provide an earthy finish to this moorish wine.

Winemaking

In 1853 when Jesse Norman purchased seven hectares of land on which he planted vines. A winery was later established at Holbrooks Road as his winemaking business expanded. This win pays tribute to Jesse's foresight and belief in Australia's wine industry.

Cellaring

Made to drink upon release whilst the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant but will reward cellaring over the medium term.

Varietals Grenache
Region South Australia
Alcohol 14.5%
Winemaker John Harris

Awards

92 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

Normans Holbrooks Road Chardonnay 2022

Pale straw with green hues. Highly aromatic style showing lovely notes of tropical fruit highlighted by peach, mango and citrus blossom.

Fruit driven unoaked style reflecting characters on nose perfectly with peach, fresh mango, and cream. Overall fine and creamy with a touch of nuttiness and zingy citrus. A refreshing wine with beautiful natural fruit acidity providing length and the finish is savoury and textural.

Winemaking

Machine harvested in the cool early hours of the morning from a single vineyard in South Australia’s Riverland region. We crushed, chilled and fermented the juice at controlled temperatures in the cool cellar. Extended lees stirring added a degree of complexity ensuring this wine over delivers in terms of quality and overall structure despite the use of no oak. The wine was bottled after careful filtration to retain the vibrant fruit and depth of varietal flavours.

Cellaring

Drink now or cellar for 1-3 years

Varietals Chardonnay
Region South Australia
Alcohol 13%
Winemaker John Harris

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Normans Holbrooks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Normans Holbrooks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Deep red purple colour. Lush and complex aromas of red berry work well with subtle notes of savoury pepper and oak. Rich opulent mouth filling palate carries flavours of red berries and some hints of varietal flavours of capsicum. Quite savoury with clean tannins and soft oak only just noticeable but providing further length to this fruit driven style of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaking

The fruit was picked in the cool of night then fermented on skins in static potters and rotary fermenters for a period of seven days to retain as much of the luscious natural fruit flavour as possible. Warm temperatures at the early stages of fermentation along with three days of post ferment maceration helped develop soft fleshy fruit and tannins while helping build structure. Following the pressing process, clarification and final blending the fruit was matured with select parcels having contact with mature French oak.

Cellaring

Made to drink upon release whilst the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant but will reward cellaring over the medium term.

Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon
Region South Australia
Alcohol 14%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Holbrooks Road Cabernet Merlot 2021

Fragrant blackberry and plum fruit aromas are complexed by integrated vanilla oak characters. Firm tannins balance the rich ripe fruit flavours in this Cabernet Merlot. 

Winemaking

In 1853 when Jesse Norman purchased seven hectares of land on which he planted vines. A winery was later established at Holbrooks Road as his winemaking business expanded. This win pays tribute to Jesse's foresight and belief in Australia's wine industry.

Cellaring

Made to drink upon release whilst the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant but will reward cellaring over 1-3 years.

Awards

AWARD WINNER - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

Varietals Cabernet Merlot
Region South Australia
Alcohol 14%
Winemaker John Harris

Awards

93 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

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