Flametree Winery is located on the picturesque shores of Geographe Bay, at the gateway to one of the world's great wine producing regions – the Margaret River Wine Region.
Established in 2007 by the Towner family, Flametree Wines was created with passion for wine and a vision to become a world recognised winery producing exceptional quality wines with a laid-back style and elegance.
By winning Australia's most well-known and respected wine accolade, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, with their first ever red wine, Flametree Wines has firmly established themselves in the upper echelon of Margaret River wine producers.
Proving that this accolade was not a coincidence and that Flametree was actually deserving of the prestigious award, the next vintage was also a finalist in the following years' show. This unprecedented success has since continued, with many critic reviews and awards.
A mixture of clean and turbid juice was wild fermented in French oak puncheons (64%) and barriques (36%) using only free run juice. Ferment temperatures were around 18-25 degrees to promote and retain more primary fruit flavours. 30% of the wine was fermented in new oak, with the remainder fermented in second and third use French oak. This year we put 8% of the blend through MLF and stirred the lees every 4-6 weeks. A small percentage was whole berry fermented to provide a nice savoury complexity.
Citrus oil, floral notes, dried pear and grapefruit aromas are well supported by subtle French oak. The palate is textured yet fine, finishing dry and savoury, this is a direct result of wild ferments with turbid juices. Drink as a young wine or cellar in the medium term.
Drink as a young wine or cellar in the short to medium term.