850-938 Mt. Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton, 4165
Cellar Door: Daily (10 -5)
Ph: (07) 3206 2999
Sirromet wines from the Granite Belt region (Qld)
Sirromet wines from the South Burnett region (Qld)
The state-of-the-art winery was founded by the Morris family in 1998, with the declared aim of becoming Queensland's premier winery.
It has a 200 seat restaurant (Lurleen's) and intends to become a predominantly estate-based operation as quickly as vineyards reach maturity.
The headquarters, located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast has spectacular views of rolling vineyards and native bushland, looking out to Moreton Bay and the sand ridges of North Stradbroke Island. The wines are made by Adam Chapman and Velten Tiemann.
At the moment most of the grapes for the wide and ever changinfg portfolio come from established wine-growing areas in the Granite Belt and South Burnett. I was impressed with the Above 820 Rose (derived from Cabernet Franc from a vineyard above 820 m in the Granite Belt).
Sirromet is one of the few Queensland wineries to have extensive retail distribution across Queensland and NSW.
There are three types of Tasting notes:
(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)
(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer
(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)
Sirromet Vineyard Selection Verdelho 2005
Purchased: BWS Wurtulla, Qld ($19)
(GXY) Tasting: Jan 2007, blended from various Queensland regions, lively fruit salad nose, dry lime and passionfruit palate on a well structured minerally backbone, dry finish with a splash of orange (***1/2)
Sirromet Perfect Day Unwooded Chardonnay 2006
Purchased: BWS Wurtulla, Qld ($10)
(GXY) Tasting: Dec 2006, blended from various Queensland regions, lifted and tangy melon and white peach aromas, minerally palate is a bit forward with lemon sherbert notes, soft citrus and melon finish is a bit twee (***)
Sirromet Unwooded Chardonnay 2005
Purchased: Caloundra BWS ($10)
(GXY) Tasting: Dec 2005, If blind-tasting I would have picked this for a Sauvignon Blanc, tangy melon and gooseberry, ripe tropical fruit with acid at the front, let down by the weak peachy mid-palate and the fairly short finish (**1/2)