2019 Swinging Bridge #003 Amber

Orange, NSW

Tom Ward's skinsy sensation. Some creative, boundary-pushing stuff out of the Orange region.

$30.00

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Tom Ward, winemaker

About The Wine

This is Tom Ward's fifth go round on the experimental #003.

He's refining the style every year, the 2019 sees more smashability and a little less wildness. This is not quite as 'out there' as the earlier releases but the intent to create a textural yet vibrant skin contact white wine remains the same.

This is a blend of Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Reisling. The fruit spent four weeks on skins, all the fruit was co-fermented and then spent three months in old wood prior to bottling. No additions made during the making, the wine bottled totally unfined and unfiltered with just a little sulphur to keep it sturdy.

The Riesling is from a slightly higher altitude vineyard this year and gives the wine a spritely acid backbone which allows the textural sides of the Gewurz and Gris to shine their brightest.

About Swinging Bridge Wines

Swinging Bridge is one of Orange’s premier producers.

This producer has always served up extremely well-priced, classically styled wines, but recent years has seen the quality and variety go to another level.

Owner/winemaker Tom Ward has a vision for Swinging Bridge to be renowned for its premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and for innovation, and they're making great strides. 

Their Chardonnay is already as good as any in the region; the Pinot Noir, while early days, is winning trophies and shows great promise, the innovative '# Series' is full of all sorts of deliciously quirky experiments.

An excellent producer and a leader for the future for Orange and NSW wine.

Swinging Bridge owner and winemaker, Tom Ward
Swinging Bridge owner and winemaker, Tom Ward
Orange, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Winemaking Notes
Picked within 24 hours of each other. Crushed and destemmed together. Open top wild yeast ferment. Skins 4 weeks. Pressed to old french oak barrels -Three months.

Growing Conditions
Cool start to vintage. Warm Jan/Feb. Mild during picking in March. Great natural acid retention and flavours.

Blend : Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling
ABV : 12.1%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Feels more grown up this year. It's still wildly aromatic with citrus, bath salts and frangipanis. There's plenty of citrus peel aromas there to. It's the shape of the wine that fells more pulled in. Tidy is a good word for it. Plenty of flavour, a touch of grip, a nice twist of bitter orange to close. It's all good. Tom's clearly getting his eye in with this wine style now. - Different Drop Wine Team

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