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2017 Swinging Bridge #003 Amber by Tom Ward

Orange, NSW

A more refined iteration of Tom's aromatic amber creation.

$30.00

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Tom Ward continues to impress with his derring-do and avant-garde push with this #00 range of wines... The palate is bright and yet textural, layered in flavours... Just lovely stuff – addictive drinking here.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

This is Tom Ward's third go round on the experimental #003. He's refining the style. This is not quite as 'out there' as the first release but the intent and inspiration remain the same.

The 2017 is a blend of Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Reisling. The fruit spent five 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.

It's daring yet delicious, and the ultimate introduction into 'orange' or 'amber' wines.  Bottoms up!

About Swinging Bridge

Swinging Bridge is one of Orange’s premier producers. The 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 in the future for Orange and NSW wine.

Additional Info

From the Producer

Growing Conditions

 

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

 

 

Winemaking

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.

 

Cellaring

Enjoy upon release and over the next couple of years.

Food Pairing

Spicy

 

Blend : Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris
ABV : 11.70%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

Almost has a scent of a strong gin and tonic, in the best possible way. Floral, herbal, faint lemon, fresh sweet pear, juniper. Pretty as. The palate is bright and yet textural, layered in flavours of stone fruits, pear, spice, chalk-like mineral character, long and refreshing in its draw across the mouth. Just lovely stuff – addictive drinking here. “ - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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