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Midhill Vineyard

1727 Romsey Rd, Romsey (Postal: PO Box 30, Romsey, 3434)

Cellar Door: Not

Ph: (03) 5429 5565

 

The Richards family have been breeding cattle out at Romsey for decades but since 1993 they have diversified into viticulture.

Most of the 3 ha of vines are devoted to Chardonnay but there are also tiny amounts of Pinot Noir and Gerwurztraminer. Some of the grapes are also used for a sparkling Blanc de Blanc.

The Gewurztraminer shows good varietal definition and with a little more tightness on the finish could become one of Australia's best examples. The light and delicate sparkling Blanc de Blanc is also well worth a try.

Tasting Notes

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)

New reviews

Midhill Romsey Creek Chardonnay 2015

Purchased: Not ($32)

Drink: 2021

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2016, perfumed and brightly lit white peach, melon and lemon peel,some barrel ferment,  rounded and creamy palate with some mealy lees notes and dusty phenolics, restrained spicy French oak (***1/2)

Midhill Blanc de Blanc 2010

Purchased: Not ($32)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting:: Sept 2015, 5 years on lees, delicate and creamy lemon curd, apple and stonefruit with developed sour dough autolysis features and a touch of honey, fine bead and linear acidity, the dosage is well balanced (****)

Midhill Gewurztraminer 2013

Purchased: Not ($30)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting:: Sept 2015, floral, dry and light rosewater and lychee with musky spices, varietal with a talcy palate and balanced acidity (****) (****)

Midhill Romsey Creek Pinot Noir 2010

Purchased: Not ($28)

Drink: 2017

(GXY) Tasting:: Sept 2015, MV6 clone, foresty strawberry and plum with menthol and dried sage notes, earthy with some mushroom notes, fine tannins (***1/2)

Midhill Gewurztraminer 2008

Purchased: Not ($30)

Drink: 2012

(GXY) Tasting: June 2010, restrained and modestly spicy pear, lychee and musk with white rose notes, fairly broad lanolin palate with refreshing citric acids and some residual sugar on the finish (***1/2)

Midhill Romsey Creek Pinot Noir 2007

Purchased: Stall at Federation Square Regional Showcase ($25)

Drink: 2012

(GXY) Tasting: June 2010, light-medium bodied raspberry, strawberry and plum with a core of minerally fruit with dried sage notes and a touch of flat sarsparilla on the back half, restrained oak and fine tannins, fractionally broad and forward for a higher score but enough complexity for me to buy a bottle to see how it develops over another couple of years (***1/2)

Midhill Gerwurztraminer 2007

Purchased: Not ($30)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: Nov 2007, lychee, musc, rose petal and Turkish delight, medium intensity with a touch of passionfruit, crisp minerally finish (****)

Midhill Gerwurztraminer 2006

Purchased: Not ($30)

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting: July 2007, good varietal definition showing musc, rose petal and Turkish delight, medium intensity with a touch of passionfruit, crisp citric finish only let down by a skein of sugar showing (****)

Midhill Blanc de Blancs 2001

Purchased: Not ($30)

Drink: 2008

(GXY) Tasting: July 2007, delicate and clean sparkling style with residual melon, necatine and stonefruit flavours, the lightness emphasises the bready/yeasty aspects on the palate, fine bead (****)

Midhill Romsey Creek Pinot Noir 2006

Purchased: Not ($30)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: July 2007, black cherry and spicy plum, medium-full bodied with light savoury and undergrowth notes, framed with lots of chocolate oak features (***1/2)

Midhill Romsey Creek Chardonnay 2005

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting: July 2007, relatively vibrant grapefruit and melon with a touch of nectarine, buttery palate, fairly assertive vanilla French oak (***1/2)

Midhill Unwooded Chardonnay 2006

Purchased: Not ($15)

Drink: 2008

(GXY) Tasting: July 2007, soft peach and melon with a touch of stonefruit acidity, crisp finish, easy quaffing style (***)