Geddes Wines Adelaide

Welcome to Geddes Wines

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Geddes wines is located in Blewitt Springs South Australia, The Geddes family have been winemaking in the Mclaren Vale region for over a decade, grape to glass, handmade by one man, family owned and operated plus 100% South Australian.

Geddes Wines has always made wine and food with what the season has produced. We work with the style each year to create a consistency of quality as the vintages change and the varieties shine.  McLaren Vale and Blewitt Springs is well suited to red varieties and Tim sources grapes from unique soil profiles and old vines to create the complexity in his wines.

 

About Geddes Wines

A new winery has been built and the Cellar Door is under construction. Open wooden fermenters and different styles of oak barrels fill the space. The winery is built in the hill surrounded by spotted gum trees and a native bush setting. The tranquil setting of Blewitt Springs is perfect for the philosophy of Seldom Inn.

Geddes Wines is a unique winery where all the fruit is sourced locally in Mclaren Vale by Tim personally. Having a relationship with growers not just a contract. The wines are all hand made in our own winery in Blewitt Springs by Tim. These wines are made created not produced. Tim takes great pride in getting to know the growers and stopping to have a beer with them and getting to know them as the characters they are. We can trace all the footprints of the grapes down to the truck driver that delivered them and their lovely wives that keep them on the strait and narrow. We stop for lunch and celebrate the vintage rather than endure it. We share our winery with other winemakers as a small contract facility. This creates diversity, an extra hand during busy times, and a lot of laughter. Tim’s kids can be seen after school riding their go karts around the winery and are a huge part of the life of Geddes wines. 

Please take the time to view our range of wines below. Selected wines can be purchased online and direct from the winemaker using our secure e-commerce facility. Please note: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years

Seldom Inn by Geddes

The philosophy behind the label “Seldom Inn” was from the Late Pat Geddes who was one for living life and being a larger than life character. Pat used to unplug the phone from the wall or ask his kids to say he wasn’t home. This resulted in his associates to make a sign Seldom Inn and hanging it on the driveway entrance. This belief of turning the phone, computer and any other technology that makes you instantly contactable, “off”.

Enjoy life with a glass of wine, tasty food and great friends. 

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2009 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

2009 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

Shiraz 100%

The nose is generous with rich, dark fruits and spices of pepper and clove. There is a more subtle second layer of earth and a lifted violet character which provides an elegant balance to the powerful fruit. Subtle French oak adding cigar box character is interwoven with the sweet American oak.
Opulent plum and redcurrant are powerful with great depth. The wine evolves with emerging characters of dark licorice and mocha and the floral note from the nose develops in the form of dried rose petals and lavender. The mineral element provides another layer with gravelly tannins pulling the wine into focus for a long savoury finish. 

Cellaring Potential

The slow ripening allowed tannin maturation while maintaining natural acid and subtle oak influence will allow the elegant fruit characters to mature slowly with increasing complexity. The French oak will bring more of the polished mahogany in an English library and the American will have an underlying savoury influence all making a back ground appearance to red fruit, plum, spice and pepper. 8-10yrs

Wine statistics  pH 3.64 Total Acidity 6.5g/L Alcohol 14.4%

Gold Australian Small winemakers 2011

Silver Royal Queensland wine Show 2011

Bronze Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2011

Bronze Perth Royal Wine Show 2011

Bronze Mclaren Vale Wine Show 2011

Bronze Australian Boutique Wine Show 2011

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2012 SELDOM INN CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2012 SELDOM INN CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The unmistakeable nose of classic french oak, smoked paprika and dried chili’s, classic blueberries too. A sizable wine with cellaring a must. Old vine fruit that is rich with spice and wild mushrooms. Then comes a hint of licorice and fine french tarragon. Fruit and tannins supporting the oak balance.

Bronze Royal Melbourne Wine Awards - has won some other medals but cant find and not entered in any more shows due to hampster wine style making influence on old world traditional style like this.

A/c 14.2%  pH 3.43  TA 7.0 GF 0.63 VA 0.6

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2013 SELDOM INN CABERNET

2013 SELDOM INN CABERNET

This Cabernet is sourced from two vineyards in the Blewitt Springs region of Mclaren Vale. The majority of is from a 25 years old free draining sand over clay with minimal intervention. Both in the vineyard and winemaking process. The wine was matured in 25% new french oak and rest being in 1, 2 and 3 year old seasoned french. The use of 10% Petit Verdot was added for complexity and completing the streamlined palate. Aromas of red and blue fruits with floral notes and pencil shaving oak. The palate has all characters of the nose but with texture. Rich fruit flavours with subtle influences of oak and fine grained petit verdot acid and tannin having an underlying structure.

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2013 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

2013 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

Shiraz sourced from two vineyards. One vineyard is approximately 1km from Maslin Beach and 100 feet above sea level. It has a very cooling affects but small diurnal temperatures. It is grown on calcite and sand over limestone this formation produces vibrant fruit characters and firm tannin structure. The second vineyard is 70 year old Shiraz grown in sand over clay in the Blewitt Springs sub region. It produces intensely flavoured mouth filling flavours. Combine the two and it produces intense streamlined shiraz . the flavours are red berries, plums, spice, pepper that is supported by sweet savoury American and French Oak. A serious wine in its youth, but has the ability to age gracefully.

A/c 14.6%  pH 3.47  TA 6.9  GF 0.6  VA 0.61

Gold Mclaren Vale Wine Show 2014
Silver Australian Small Wine Makers Show 2014
Silver Visy Great Shiraz Challenge 2014
Bronze Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2014
Bronze Perth Royal Wine Show 2014
Bronze Mclaren Vale wine Show 2014

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2014 SELDOM INN GRENACHE

2014 SELDOM INN GRENACHE

There are two vineyards included in this wine. The majority, 70% is 22 year old grown on sand over clay in the stump hill region of Mclaren Vale, the 30% balance is old vines from of the highest region of Blewitt Springs both vineyards where whole berry fermented. The influence they contribute to this wine as has more to do with it’s style. The Blewitt springs parcel was de-stemed into a 1200L french oakopen fermenter. This vessels had 30 % fresh oak and the fruit was fermented under inert atmosphere for a period of 4 weeks and then left for 6 months on skins. It was then basket pressed and put back into the same vessel for a total of 12 months.

The resulting wine has a confectionery berry lift with a mahogany polish french oak. Complex but the primary fruit shows aromas while the palate has generous rounded fruit, with a follow up of a serious generous luscious red fruit, oak and carbonic macerated secondary characters.

A/c 14.3%  pH 3.43  TA 5.9  GF 0.9  VA 0.5

SILVER Royal Perth Wines Show 2015
SILVER Queensland Wine Show 2015
SILVER McLaren Vale Wine Show 2015
SILVER Adelaide Wine Show 2015
BRONZE Melbourne Wine Show 2015

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2012 SELDOM INN GRENACHE

2012 SELDOM INN GRENACHE

Red fruits like raspberry and barberry with slight herb of a bay leaf and szechaun pepper are prominent. More subtle characters of pencil shavings from the French oak are wrapped up in a minerality character. Raspberry and dark berry flavours are dominant with its palate structure derived from its acidity profile and a fine grained French oak tannin has given the wine power and finesse. A lot of primary fruit is up front and subtle secondary characters are showing strength.

pH 3.53, TA 5.8, ALC 14.4, VA 0.51, G&F 0.38

TROPHY McLaren Vale Show, Best Grenache of Show 2014
GOLD Mclaren Vale Wine Show 2014
GOLD Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2014
GOLD Australian small winemakers 2014
GOLD Australian Small winemakers 2013
SILVER Mclaren Vale wine show 2013
BRONZE Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2014
BRONZE Royal Perth Wine Show 2014
BRONZE Royal Perth Wine Show 2013

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2010 SELDOM INN PETTI VERDOT

2010 SELDOM INN PETTI VERDOT

Made for fun , passion of this variety. It is very well suited to Mclaren Vale climate where it can ripen slowly and long, not understood within its capability of either blending or being a straight varietal.

A barrel selection has resulted in a very serious wine, that the old world would greatly appreciate. This wine is full bodied, intense, with structured complex that is too much to understand for a basic consumer.

Described as generosity of a shiraz with a cabernet structure. Typical aromas of pepper, violets and dark fruits with a natural tannin and acid giving a wine with structure and finesse, with a whack of 100% new french oak is well accepted and integrated like a terminator taking care of Daniel Connor.

 

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2010 SELDOM INN GRENACHE SHIRAZ MATARO

2010 SELDOM INN GRENACHE SHIRAZ MATARO

Grenache 72% Shiraz 18% Mataro10%

The nose is juicy with fresh plum, blackberry and raspberry entwined with nutmeg and cinnamon spices and a floral lift. There is a touch of liquorice and a hint of white pepper adding complexity.
The palate has wonderful structure with elegant chalky tannins through the mid palate and long fine tannins providing a refined finish. The palate is nicely layered and although the fruit is quite closed in youth, the blend has the typical dried herbs balancing the fruit sweetness and spices of the varietal Grenache flavours. 

Cellaring Potential
The Grenache tannins evident in the wine’s youth will drop off after approximately five years, at which time the Mataro tannins will take over. With time the wine will become more integrated to produce a rich, complex wine flavoured with spices, violets and dark chocolate with edges of black olive and dried herbs balanced with fine tannins and acidity. 5-8yrs

Bronze Australian Small winemakers Show 2010

Bronze Mclaren Vale Wine Show 2010

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2010 SELDOM INN CABERNET

2010 SELDOM INN CABERNET

360 cases produced     

Fruit is sourced from 45 year vines in the McLaren Vale region. The resultant wine is aged in 500L French oak puncheons to softly give a subtle oak influence. 

A sweet chocolate and carob nose with black and blue berries , floral violets perfumed with subtle underlying cedar cigar box complexity, combine with generous soulful luscious fruits on the palette with a touch of powdery tannin. With a small percentage of petit Verdot blended to add interest creating a lifted perfumed aroma and fuller structure to the palate.

Aged in 30% new 500L Russian Oak and balance in 1 & 2 year old French 300L

Wine making stats    pH 3.7    , TA 6.9 g/L, Alcohol 14.8%,

Silver Perth Royal Wine Show 2012

Bronze Australian Small Winemakers Show 2012

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2010  SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

2010 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

The aroma is of vanillin glazed raspberry confection and the strength of plums and fresh cracked pepper. Fruit is derived from a combination of young and 65 year old vines, then aged in 500L American oak puncheons and 300L French oak hogsheads. The fine grained American oak tannin giving adds firmness and structure which will integrate and soften over time.

Wine making stats    pH 3.75 , TA 6.0 g/L,  Alcohol 14.5%,

Silver Visy Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2011

Bronze Perth Royal Wine Show 2010

Bronze Adelaide Small Winemakers Show 2012

Bronze Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2012

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2008 SELDOM INN PETTIT VERDOT

2008 SELDOM INN PETTIT VERDOT

Trophy South Australian Wine Awards 2010
Gold South Australian wine Awards 2010
Gold Australian Small Winemakers 2009
Gold Australian Small Winemakers 2010
Silver Australian Boutique Wine Awards 2010
Silver Royal Australian Wine Show 2009
Silver Australian Alternative Varieties wine Show 2009
Bronze Perth Royal Wine Show 2009
Bronze Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2009
Bronze Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2009
Bronze Mclaren Vale wine Show 2009
Bronze Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2011
Bronze Perth Royal wine Show 2010

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2008 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

2008 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

Lifted aromas of pepper, rich fruits of forest berry mixture. Toasted American oak adding pencil shaving, vanilla, mocha and cedar characters that adds depth. Big generous rich red berry fruit dominates the whole palate while the American oak adds sweet oak characters. This full bodied wine has fine grain tannins combined with the sweet oak adds structure and supports the strength of the fruit from front to back. A full bodied wine aged 30% new American and 1 year old French Hogsheads for 18 months. This shows concentrated fruit characters and tannin structure that shall allow this wine to age gracefully. 

pH; 3.46 Total Acidity; 6.5Alcohol; 14.6

Silver Boutique Wine awards 2010
Silver Mclaren Vale winemaker Show 2009
Silver Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2009
Silver Australian Small winemakers Show 2009
Bronze Royal Melbourne wine show 2010
Bronze Perth Royal wine Show 2010
Bronze Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2010
Bronze Australian Small Wine Makers Show 2010
Bronze Mclaren Vale winemakers Show 2010

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2008 SELDOM INN VIOGNIER

2008 SELDOM INN VIOGNIER

A wine typical of this variety containing orange blossom, citrus and hints of apricot the bouquet and also these characters on the palate, it has a full structure and crisp acidity to balance its viscosity. Half of this wine has had indigenous yeast and the other a selected strain to complete fermentation over a period of two weeks and remaining on the yeast lees for nine months to add complexity. A slight addition of French oak has also added to its structure and complex characters.

pH; 3.56 Total Acidity; 6.6 Alcohol; 14.6

Gold Australian Alternative Varieties 2008
Silver – Small Wine Makers Stanthorpe 2008

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2007 SELDOM INN CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2007 SELDOM INN CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The majority of the wine is derived from 40yr old vines with a small portion of the wine derived from 15yr old vines. Combining the two, results in lifted and intense aromas also giving fresh concentrated characters of red berry. These characters are on the palate and are supported by 1-3 yr old seasoned French oak, adding a slight influence, as the aim is to make this wine soft and approachable.

Good levels of fruit intensity should develop to more complex characters with careful cellar from mid to long term.

Silver Mclaren Vale wine show 2008

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2013 SELDOM INN PINOT GRIS ADELAIDE HILLS

2013 SELDOM INN PINOT GRIS ADELAIDE HILLS

Light vibrant citrus undertones, opulent white flower floral notes on the nose. 20% wild french barrel fermentation has added a creamy slightly pine nut character, retaining seamless natural acidity strong lasting zesty freshness. This pinot gris is hand picked in the Adelaide Hills. Tank fermented under cool conditions, crisp Packham pears on the nose, a preserved lemon gloss in the mouth, crushed lime leaves , showing rich and subtle complex fruit flavors. Mellowing french oak hints on the finish of the back pallet. Has intense and austerity aromas of Nashi pear, granny smith apples and underlying tones of lemon rind and white peach. The generous flavours of pears and white nectarines with a citrus crispness refreshing the palate.

Balancing the small residual sugar against the crisp acid crunch added complexity and rounded the mouth feel . A complex vibrant clean crisp wine that is made for enjoyment now but has confidence to age in bottle for 2 – 5 years.

pH: 3.11,  Total Acidity: 6.9,  Alcohol: 12.6, Residual Sugar 2.6g /L

Bronze Small Winemakers Show 2013

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2008 SELDOM INN CABERNET

2008 SELDOM INN CABERNET

The dark fruit spectrum that’s present that shows typical characters of this variety with likes of blackberry, blueberry and youthful mulberry aromas. The use of French oak is lifted with the fruit adding complexity to the nose. Luscious rich red and dark berry fruit coats the palate. With the addition of French oak adds cedar and sweet oak characters. The natural nature of the variety has fine grain tannins combined with the oak adds structure, supporting the strength of the fruit from front to back. The majority of the wine is derived from 40yr old vines with a small portion of the wine derived from 15yr old vines. Good levels of fruit intensity should develop to more complex characters with careful cellar from mid to long.

Wine aged 25% new and 1 year old French oak.

pH; 3.47 Total Acidity; 6.1 Alcohol; 14.7

Silver Royal Adelaide wine show 2009

Silver Australian Small Winemakers Show 2009

Bronze Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2010

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2008 SELDOM INN GSM

2008 SELDOM INN GSM

GRENACHE (60%), SHIRAZ (35%), MATARO (5%)

The lifted aromas of spice, cherry, rose petal and tar are derived from the Grenache and the sense of depth of plums and pepper comes from the Shiraz. The Mataro adds earthy meaty notes and with all three varieties combined form a complex nose. The Grenache automatically hits the front palate with its sweet confectionary spiced cherry fruit following on into the density of plums and dark fruits from the Shiraz with the Mataro rounding the flavors off and an earthy long lasting length. A medium to full bodied wine aged in 3-4 year old French and American Hogsheads has very little oak influence but rather contributing aging characters forming a luscious broad palate with soft fine grained tannins, savory notes, and allowing the wine gain in complexity.

pH; 3.55 Total Acidity;  5.8Alcohol; 14.86

Gold Australian Small Wine Makers Show 2009

Silver Mclaren Vale Show 2009

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2012 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

2012 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

Generous subtle red fruits, a blend of 68 year old vines with 20 year old smart bold vines, creating a sleek but refined pallet. 20% new American Oak and 10% new French Oak creating a slightly chared smokey aroma. Selected cocoa highlight destinctivley mature and complex blend. Smooth and fine, fresh vibrant fruit front and centre, under tones of figs, and fir trees. Mellowed oak, soft french, but tough American, easy drinking for that classic mclaren vale cocoa on the nose of the finished pallet. Tim’s style for this ‘drink now approach’ has a blend to impress now or later.

A/c 14.3%  pH 3.59  TA 6.6 GF 0.8 VA 0.58

GOLD Perth Royal Wine Show 2013
SILVER Austrailan Small Winemakers 2014
SILVER Austalian Shiraz Challenge 2014
BRONZE Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2013
BRONZE  Small Winemakers 2013
BRONZE Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013

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2007 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

2007 SELDOM INN SHIRAZ

Raspberries, pepper and sweet fruit are scented on the nose. French and American oak underlying the fruit gives a strong and tight integration of tannins showing nice strength support with balance. The low yields produce a wine of lifted intense aromas that will see the wine develop over period of time into complex characters. This Shiraz has been aged in 60% new French and American oak while the balance remained to be one year old French for 16 months.

Silver Australian Small winemakers 2009

Bronze Royal Melbourne wine show 2009

Bronze Cowra wine show 2009

Bronze Royal Melbourne wine show 2008

Bronze Perth royal wine show 2008

Bronze Australian small winemakers show 2008

Bronze Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2009

 

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Single Vineyard Icon Series

The Single Vineyard Icon Series range is a result from the individual barrels standing out due to fruit over oak influences. French oak is only used and majority will be new and one or two year old and even some 1200L oak vats.  All Geddes wines start off equally by open fermentation, basket pressed and a portion of new oak. All barrels are laid out and judged individually. The results are collaborated and then wines are made. It is possible for any parcel to make any label. This is why Geddes wines can so intriguing and exciting.

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2012 GEDDES GRENACHE

2012 GEDDES GRENACHE

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As with all Geddes wine labels there is a process when all barrels are laid out and judged individually. It's not until the results are gathered that decisions are then made. Tough scrutiny makes great wines. There is no pressure to make products every year, the products make themselves. From a cool and long ripening came one of the best vintages for red wine from Mclaren Vale. After from maturation and barrel select came a single vineyard grenache. Selection is decided by fruit versus oak. Soft and subtle oak is a key to remain elegant vibrant grenache. This variety has floral, bright vibrant red fruit with soft, round luscious fruit with fine grain elegant tannin for support. A variety stereotyped for early consumption but famous wines from around the world shows grenache gains complexity and intrigue with age.

 

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2013 OLD VINE SHIRAZ

2013 OLD VINE SHIRAZ

Every vintage winemaking practices guide the fruit into a reflection on sunshine, rain and soil. The hope is that the fruit shines with great characters reflecting the vintage. Every year the best fruit goes into a variety of different barrels. These barrels are then tasted and a decision is made on the assignment to different lables. The barrels that make the old vine shiraz are specifically chosen from a large selection. Coincidence or not, a selection resulted from 10 barrels from a 65 year old vineyard. The barrels selected are based upon fruit expression and integration and characters from barrel maturation. The result is 100% extra fine and fine grained french oak. The portion of new is 40% while the remained is 1 and 2 year old. Characters of red fruit, spice, pepper are rich intense complex elegant aromas and flavours. These characters shine with subtle oak influence. A very serious and powerful wine that shall blossom with bottle age.

A/c 14.0%  pH 3.42  TA 6.6  GF 0.7  VA 0.6

GOLD Small Winemakers 2015
SILVER Visyboard Shiraz Challenge 2015
SILVER McLaren Vale Wine Show 2015

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2010 EXPERIMENTAL MATARO

2010 EXPERIMENTAL MATARO

100 cases produced    

Mataro is usually a variety used to compliment other varieties in a blend. I have chosen to produce a straight varietal to showcase the characters of Mataro, highlighting the distinctiveness that it adds to a blend. This wine has a meaty fullness on the pallet, with blue fruits and exotic spices.  Slight tamarillo tarmat feel, still offering the elegance of torte cake and persimmons. The tannin structure is present and noticeable but fine grained and complimentary. Fermented and aged in 1200 Litre French Oak for 18 months

Wine making stats    pH 3.61, TA 6.5 g/L, Alcohol 14.4% 

Bronze Mclaren Vale Winemakers Show 2012

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2010 EXPERIMENTAL OLD VINE GRENACHE

2010 EXPERIMENTAL OLD VINE GRENACHE

100 cases produced

When a 65 year old Grenache vineyard is offered to you, it is a good idea to honour it with a straight varietal. The inkling of making this wine has always been in the back of my mind and now I finally have the fruit to make it happen. 

The dry grown vineyard combined with a characteristic McLaren vale vintage combined to create a wine that includes spicy notes, soft red fruits of cherry and raspberry and a hint of white pepper. It has an underlying lusciousness on the pallet showing all the characters typical of a McLaren Vales unique Grenache style.

Fermented and aged in 1200 Litre French Oak for 18 months

Wine making stats    pH 3.55 , TA 6.6 g/L, Alcohol 14.9%

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2010 EXPERIMENTAL DOLCETTO

2010 EXPERIMENTAL DOLCETTO

100 cases produced.

This wonderful example of Dolcetto has sweet juicy red fruits on the palette with zippy acid keeping the flavours fresh and vibrant. Lively freshness is complimented by candied glazed red fruit, raspberry and floral perfumes. These typical Dolcetto characters are completed by an almond meal finish. 

Wine making stats    pH 3.58    , TA 6.4 g/L, Alcohol 13.5%

Gold Australian Small Winemakers Show 2012

Bronze Boutique wine Awards 2012

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Reserves by Geddes

The Reserve range is only made in the years when the vintage is classified as extrordinary to some or all varieties. To capture the best expression of variety and its character. The wine has been matured in 100% new French oak puncheons and hogsheads. The wine is aged in the cellars and released when the winemaker believes integration is balanced.

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2009 RESERVE PETTIT VERDOT / CABERNET

2009 RESERVE PETTIT VERDOT / CABERNET

Petit Verdot 60%Cabernet Sauvignon 40% 

Wine statistics  pH 3.58 Total Acidity 7.0g/L Alcohol 14.4%

As with all Geddes wine labels there is a process when all barrels are laid out and judged individually. It's not until the results are gathered that decisions are then made. Tough scrutiny makes great wines. There is no pressure to make products every year, the products make themselves. From a cool and long ripening came one of the best vintages for red wine from Mclaren Vale. After from maturation and barrel select came a reserve petit verdot cabernet sauvignon Selection is decided by oak characters and integration. This decision is made on how the fruit intensity shines above anything else. Petit Verdot is well suited to Mclaren Vale climate. It ripens slow with long hanging time on the vine giving rich and vibrant flavours. It has natural high acidity and tannin when harvested which gives it personality unique to this variety. Known for it red fruits and violet nose, it has generous fruit structure which is well suited to blending with cabernet. The cabernet sauvignon is from low cropping dry grown 45 year old vines. A unique australian blend is a shiraz/cabernet blend and this blend is a replica. The structure of the cabernet and generosity of the petit verdot makes a full structure blend. This wine has been aged in 100% new french extra tight grain french oak. Matured in our own cellars and released when the winemaker believes its ready for the consumers.

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2012  CELLAR RELEASE SHIRAZ

2012 CELLAR RELEASE SHIRAZ

As with all Geddes wine labels there is a process when all barrels are laid out and judged individually. It's not until the results are gathered that decisions are then made. Tough scrutiny makes great wines. There is no pressure to make products every year, the products make themselves. From a cool and long ripening came one of the best vintages for red wine from Mclaren Vale. After from maturation and barrel select came a reserve shiraz. Selection is decided by oak characters and integration. This decision is made on how the fruit intensity shines above anything else. One vineyard is the 65 year old shiraz in Blewitt Springs grown on sand over clay and the other is from Maslin Beach which has costal influences and grown on calcous deposits and limestone. Matured for 18 months in extra fine grained 36 month air dried 100% french oak. Vibrant intense fruit with pencil shaving oak. red fruits with pepper spice mocha. lucious fruit with fine tannin given a defined structured palate that shall give longevity in the cellar.

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2008 GEDDES CABERNET / PETIT VERDOT

2008 GEDDES CABERNET / PETIT VERDOT

Cabernet Sauvignon 60% Petit Verdot 40%  180 dozen produced

The Cabernet was aged in new French 500L puncheons and the Petit Verdot was aged in new 300L French oak for 24 months. While the Seldom inn range of the cabernet won two silvers and a bronze and the petit Verdot won trophy, 3 gold, 3 silver and many bronze, combining the two only strengthens the two both contributing to each other. There are dark berries, dry toasted spice seed, floral and primary aromas of raspberry, violets and white pepper. The aromas has subtle cabernet varietal notes of snow pea shoots. The palate is full bodied juice plums and dark berries, creamy toasted oak and secondary characters of toasted cigar box cedar, fine grained tannins supporting structure of the fruit.

Wine making stats    pH 3.48 , TA 6.5 g/L, Alcohol 14.54%,

Silver Australian Small winemakers 2010

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2008 RESERVE SHIRAZ / VIOGNIER

2008 RESERVE SHIRAZ / VIOGNIER

Shiraz 96% / Viognier 4%  100 dozen produced

This wine was produced for the belief of the blend. It shows how a small percentage of Viognier can change a wine. Aged in new French oak 500L puncheons for 24 months obtaining oak characters in a softer and subtle impact. The viognier adding aromatics , highlight the shiraz plum and Szechwan pepper with perfumed floral tones. The palate is typical of the aromas, plums, pepper with richness and fullness of the little percentage of viognier added.

Wine making stats   pH 3.52 , TA 5.94 g/L, Alcohol 14.1%

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2008 GEDDES ANOTHER SHIRAZ

2008 GEDDES ANOTHER SHIRAZ

200 dozen produced

Aged in 75% new french oak 300l hogsheads and the balance in 1 year old French for 24months. The seldom inn shiraz won 4 silver so after barrel selection for the reserve will guarantee the wine will be at least that of the seldom inn 2008 shiraz. Rich with depth of red berry fruits in an elegant, savoury aromatic spice with pepper. Subtle hints of flowering thyme. The palate has a sleek tight structure and fine grain tannins with flavours of red berry supported by dark berry fruits, creamy biscuit cake topped with dusting coco.

Wine making stats  pH 3.5 , TA 6.7 g/L, Alcohol 14.83%,

Silver The Visy Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2012
Bronze Australian Small winemakers show 2010

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Food and Wine Matching with Geddes Wines.

Eating and dining is at the heart of what we do. Flavours are an endless resource that we love to explore, especially in our local restaurants. Sharing food and wine is an integral part of the Seldom Inn life style. We believe that ‘wealth is in what you put on the table’. Families and friends all over the world share our common theme, by celebrating with food and wine. For us, our vintage is time to share a meal, stop the pumps and unite the team and to give every one a chance to compare notes and relax catch up with a laugh. Food and wine is the backbone of this dream and its philosophy. 

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Contact Us

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Tim - info@geddeswines.com.au 0407217798
Amanda - geddeswines2@bigpond.com 0438128281

Postal; PO BOX 227 Mclaren Vale
Winery/Cellar Door; 283 Blewitt Spring RD Blewitt Springs South Australia

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