Hubert de Castella's passion for the Yarra Valley saw him establish St Huberts in
1862. By the late 1800s it had grown to be the largest estate in the area. The wines
enjoyed immediate and on-going success at wine shows both domestically and
abroad. The onset of the Great Depression, the increasing popularity of fortified
wine and the emerging profitability of dairy farming saw the vineyard revert to
grazing in the 1920s. It wasn't until the 1960s that the Yarra Valley again rose to
prominence as a wine region and St Huberts was once again one of the pioneers.
Just like the noble creature, The Stag wines represent elegance, grace and esteem.
Quintessentially Victorian, they are made in a classic cool climate style. Following the success and popularity of St Huberts The Stag Pinot Noir introduced in 2008, a Victorian Chardonnay and Shiraz were added to the tier in 2016.
As a “don the hat” to this old world variety, and mix of traditional and modern winemaking techniques are employed. Picked at optimum ripeness, particularly to avoid unripe tannins common in Tempranillo (and overripe characters in Shiraz). Whole berry fermentation in both open and closed style fermenters. Some parcels pressed off early for fruit expression, and others macerated, to soften tannins and build savoury notes. Intended as the ideal “food red”.
Region: Around 70% Heathcote, 20% Grampians, with some Bendigo and Yarra in the mix
Case: 6 Bottles
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