Penley Estate was born from the marriage of two families, the Penfolds and the Tolleys, two of the great pioneering South Australian wine dynasties.
Established in the mid 1980s from a few acres on vines planted in Coonawarra, the estate shot to prominence in 1989 when the Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon won Gold at the prestigious Adelaide Wine Show.
Today, the estate has grown significantly in size and includes a state of the art winery surrounded by 200 acres of vines. It remains in the family, being owned and run sisters: Ang & Bec Tolley who represent the 5th generation. In tandem with winemaker Kate Goodman they have set about revitalising the estate and creating a new style of Coonawarra wines , with a softer, more elegant touch than is sometime associated with the region.
Today Penley estate has re-established itself as the most exciting and progressive winery in Coonawarra.
Grape Varieties: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz & 15% Merlot
Farming Practices: Sustainable & Suitable for Vegetarian / Vegans (Contains Sulphites)
Tasting Notes: A complex nose of blackcurrant, liquorice and wild berries with subtle notes of vanilla and spiced oak adding list and support. A medium-bodied palate with ripe, juicy fruit and fine-grained silky tannins.
Food Match: Ideal with slow cooked red meat and tomato based pasta.
Ready to drink now or enjoy the rewards of cellaring for the next 5-7 years for some secondary fruit characters to shine through.
Reviews: 16 Jancis Robinson - Plums on the nose and ram-packed with ripe fruit. Easy, bold and confident. Orange-zesty freshness.
Awards: 93 Points Mike Bennie Wine Business Magazine July Issue
Sugar Level: 6.0g/l
Closure: Screw Cap
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