Penley Estate Pty Ltd

74 Leader Street , 5035 Forestville, SA
Australia

Telephone +61 8 8297-4220
Fax +61 8 8297-4990
marketing@penley.com.au

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wine Australia

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  OCEANIA
  • 01.06.01  Australia
  • 01.06.01.02  South Australia
  • 01.06.01.02.05  Coonawarra
  • 02  SPARKLING WINES
  • 02.05  Sparkling wine with added carbon-dioxide

Sparkling wine with added carbon-dioxide

Our products

Product category: Coonawarra

Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Vintage
2014

Release
2016

Variety
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Country
Australia

GI/Area
Coonawarra

Analysis
14.5% Alcohol,
6.66g/l total acid,
3.67 pH

Yield
2.5-3.0t/A

Maturation
Barrel aged in French oak for 18
months (5% new oak, 95% old oak)
followed by 6 months stainless steel
Time spent on oak
18 months

Winemaker
Kate Goodman assisted
by Matt Tilby

Vintage comment
Not a spectacular year by any stretch, but a good solid year nevertheless. Flavours range from savoury, black olive, liquorice,
spicy/minty to the more berry violet fragrant flavours. Overall, the wines are definitely more on the aromatic side with strong perfumed violet/red berry notes. Again high natural acidity prevailed in all the blocks. Hardly any acid was added at the crusher this year, with a larger than normal amount of malic acid, which is a good indicator of a cooler more moderate veraison period. Tannins do not seem to be overtly strong and I think the wines will be on the softer side, and lighter in body with a good dose of acid.

Tasting Notes
A hint of mint on the nose, however the hero in this vibrant wine is the fresh berries, with just a touch of oak in the background.

Palate has great structure with balanced tannins; the perfect medium bodied Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ready to drink now or for enjoying the rewards of cellaring for the next 5-7 years for some secondary fruit characters to shine
through.

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Product category: Coonawarra

Timbrell Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot 2014

Vintage
2014

Release
2016

Variety
52% Cabernet Sauvignon
36% Shiraz
12% Merlot

Country
Australia

GI/Area
Coonawarra

Analysis
14.5% Alcohol,
67.04 g/l total acid,
3.42 pH

Yield
2.5-3.0t/A

Maturation
Barrel aged in French oak for 18 months (50% new oak and 50% 2nd and 3rd use oak, combination of French and American oak) followed by 6 months stainless steel

Time spent on oak
18 months

Winemaker
Kate Goodman assisted
by Matt Tilby

Vintage comment
2014 in Coonawarra will be described by most as one of the longest on record starting Mid February and ending the first week of
May. Flavours range from savoury, black olive, liquorice, spicy/minty to the more berry violet fragrant flavours. Overall, the wines
are definitely more on the aromatic side with strong perfumed violet/red berry notes. Again high natural acidity prevailed in all the blocks. Hardly any acid was added at the crusher this year, with a larger than normal amount of malic acid, which is a good indicator of a cooler more moderate veraison period. Tannins do not seem to be overtly strong and I think the wines will be on the softer side, and lighter in body with a good dose of acid.

Tasting Notes
Cassis, liquorice and wild berries intertwined with cedar french oak on the nose.

Earthy savoury undertones combine with the juicy core to produce a well balanced wine with great structure.

Ready to drink now or enjoy the rewards of cellaring for the next 5-7 years for some secondary fruit characters to shine through.

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Product category: Coonawarra

Chertsey Cabernet Blend 2013

Vintage
2013

Release
2016

Variety
53% Cabernet Sauvignon
30% Merlot
12% Cabernet Franc
5% Shiraz

Country
Australia

GI/Area
Coonawarra

Analysis
14.5% Alcohol,
6.28g/l total acid,
3.49 pH

Yield
2.5-3.5t/A

Maturation
Barrel aged in French oak for 24 months (5% new oak, 95% old oak) followed by 6 months stainless steel

Time spent on oak
24 months

Winemaker
Kate Goodman assisted
by Matt Tilby

Vintage comment
Coonawarra experienced an excellent vintage which was characterised by a warm, dry summer and then a cool autumn. 2013 had an early beginning to vintage due to the dry and warm summer. No disease problems were evident and we had plenty of water for irrigation. While the weather was dry, a warm summer with the occasional hot day mixed in prevailed and most nights were cool. Autumn was warm to mild along with some cold nights. Overall the quality is high and the quantity was up significantly for most varieties.

Tasting Notes
A dense and complex wine, full bodied and complex. Earthy concentrated black fruits with fragrance.

The core of generous, juicy fruit is supported by mouth coating tannin and quality French oak.

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About us

Company details

Kate Goodman
Kate Goodman is regarded as one of Australia’s best contemporary winemakers.  Wirra Wirra (McLaren Vale), Tim Knappstein (Clare Valley), Seppelt (Great Western) have all benefitted from Kate’s passion, expertise and undeniable talent. 

In 2001, she helped establish Punt Road winery in the Yarra Valley, creating a successful brand from a green-field site – an outstanding achievement in anyone’s book.  Breaking new ground and putting a twist on tradition is what Kate is all about. In 2012, she made her first ‘Goodman’ label wine. It was received with acclaim because it was extraordinary… literally. 

And that’s why we are so, so excited about having Kate on board at Penley – she is totally invested in our new generation of wines and in helping us create contemporary Coonawarra varietals.

“Penley Estate is a very exciting project for me – the vineyard is strong, it has a proven track record, and the fruit quality of the Cabernet and Shiraz is excellent.  The vineyard has enormous potential to be a contemporary expression of the Coonawarra. We are creating wines with more freshness and vibrancy – seeking balance and expression of fruit – while still retaining varietal integrity. It’s the little things that are making a big difference – a nuance that will be noticed."

Matt Tilby
Matt began his winemaking career at Penley Estate in 2000. He has been hands on from the day he stepped into our cellar and began his winemaking journey. Today, Matt manages the entire estate – winery, vineyard and cellar door. It’s fair to say that no-one knows Penley as well as Matt – he could probably tell you the exact vine a particular grape was picked from.

Matt’s intimate knowledge of our vineyards and his passion for making wine has been a big part of our reinvigoration. 

“The vineyard has become the centrepiece of the winemaking process, with more focus on growing times and quality of fruit. We are making wines that celebrate the varietal qualities; that are accessible and enjoyable to drink. For me, contemporary Coonawarra is being true to the vine – small parcel winemaking that allows the fruit to shine through and properly express the vintage. Penley Estate has always been about making big, full bodied wines; we’ve just removed the ‘tweed jacket’ from the full body.”

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