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Katherine Lethlean
 
8 June 2022 | Katherine Lethlean

The Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia 2022

 

Fraser Gallop Estate has once again cantered into The Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia 2022 list. The list represents Australia’s top 18 percent. The crème de la  crème of Australian wineries.

We are very honoured to be one of a few Margaret River estates to feature in the 389 strong list selected from the 2,156 wineries across Australia.

Now in its fifth year, the ranking is based on the top scoring wines of each winery tasted by the Real Review team. We are humbled to see that our wines are so highly regarded by this team of respected wine critics.

Time Posted: 08/06/2022 at 4:46 PM Permalink to The Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia 2022 Permalink
Katherine Lethlean
 
21 March 2022 | Katherine Lethlean

Margaret River edges ahead of Coonawarra in cabernet

The world’s most prestigious wine publication has suggested Margaret River now leads the nation in its signature cabernet sauvignon.

The report, from the latest issue of Decanter magazine, said the Margaret River reds now eclipsed even those produced in South Australia’s Coonawarra region.

Wine writer Sarah Ahmed sampled wines from Xanadu, Woodlands, Domaine Naturaliste, Capel Vale and Fraser-Gallop, among others.

She said the strength of cabernet from Wilyabrup was a strong argument for official recognition of the subregion.

Recognition of Wilyabrup as an official subregion has seen a divergence in views within the Margaret River wine industry, with the Margaret River Wine Association not supporting a push by a core band of Wilyabrup producers to get the official classification.

MRWA chief executive Amanda Whiteland said cabernet sauvignon was the world’s most popular variety.

“It is great that highly regarded wine magazine Decanter and wine critic Sarah Ahmed recognises Margaret River as a first port of call for top-value New World Cabernet,” she said.

Fraser-Gallop Estate owner Nigel Gallop told the Times the recognition strengthened the case for Wilyabrup’s official listing as a subregion.

Fraser-Gallop’s cabernet was scored in the top 10 of the wines reviewed.

“The main point was the strength of Margaret River generally,” he said.

“It was a very, very strong endorsement of the Margaret River region.”

Author: Warren Hately, The West Australian, Friday 18th March

Time Posted: 21/03/2022 at 12:47 PM Permalink to Margaret River edges ahead of Coonawarra in cabernet Permalink
Katherine Lethlean
 
30 August 2021 | Katherine Lethlean

Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine: Best of the West

In this month's Gourmet Traveller Wine, Nick Bulleid MW and a panel comprising writer and educator Peter Bourne; writer, presenter and retailer Mike Bennie; fine wine consultant Andrew Caillard MW; judge and writer Toni Paterson MW; James Stuart Knox, manager and sommelier at Fix Wine Bar, wittled a selection of the Margaret River region's top cabernet sauvignon blends down to just nine outstanding wines.

Of the Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 panellist Peter Bourne wrote, “This graceful red is heading towards its maturity with a complex bouquet of red and black fruits and savoury, earthy notes. A hint of old cigar box. Style and finesse on palate, with gently persistent tannins and a long satisfying finish. Perfect with a roast leg of lamb.” 

Nick Bulleid "found raspberry fragrance with a hint of vanilla, while the palate has tremendous suppleness, line and length. It’s developing nicely and would be brilliant now, but I thought the wine still had plenty of time in it."

 

Time Posted: 30/08/2021 at 10:41 AM Permalink to Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine: Best of the West Permalink
Katherine Lethlean
 
16 August 2021 | Katherine Lethlean

Halliday Wine Companion Results 2022

The 2022 Halliday Wine Companion results are in.

Once again, Fraser Gallop Estate has punched way above its weight with a medal tally worthy of a Tokyo performance.

GOLD

Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
"A gloriously seamless wine" 
96 points - GOLD

Palladian Chardonnay 2019
"A very special wine" 
96 points - GOLD

Palladian Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
"nuanced and fragrant" 
95 points - GOLD

Chardonnay 2020
"remarkable for the price! Extremely classy" 
95 points - GOLD
SOLD OUT - Buy 2021 here

Parterre Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019
"A texturally rich yet restrained wine" 
95 points - GOLD

SILVER & BRONZE

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2020
"Beautiful" 
94 points - SILVER
SOLD OUT - Buy 2021 here

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
"Intriguingly layered...Gorgeous" 
94 points - SILVER

Ice Pressed Chardonnay 2020
"Extremely pure" 
92 points - SILVER

Rosé 2020
"Delicate and low-key"
86 points - BRONZE
SOLD OUT - Buy 2021 here

Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

"Reaching heights of near perfection, '18 was a vintage responsible for wines just like this. Supple intensity, concentration of flavour without a gram of weight, the length of flavour possessed only by very healthy, perfectly ripe and balanced grapes.

What a gloriously seamless wine, continuing the proud legacy of Parterre."
 
Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion, GOLD, 96 points

 

Palladian Chardonnay 2019

"White peach and saline acid are the defining characters here. On the palate, the flavours extend and unfurl into all the far reaches of the mouth and mind; fine chalky phenolics serve to grip and convince a second and third sip.

A very special wine."
 
Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion, GOLD, 96 points

 

As always it's an honour to be included amongst the best of the best of Australia's wineries. To purchase the guide and read more about our results log on to Halliday Wine Companion here.

Time Posted: 16/08/2021 at 3:32 PM Permalink to Halliday Wine Companion Results 2022 Permalink
Katherine Lethlean
 
30 June 2021 | Katherine Lethlean

Winter Solstice Palladian Long Lunch

On Saturday, 19 June, Parterre and Palladian Club members  were transported to Tuscany for a solstice celebration.

Club members enjoyed a long lunch savouring fine Palladian and Parterre wines partnered with the delicious food of chef and pasta guru Paul Salmeri (ex River Café and now Sal's Pasta in Cottesloe) in the dining room of Gallop House. A fabulous time was had by all... 

Time Posted: 30/06/2021 at 7:32 PM Permalink to Winter Solstice Palladian Long Lunch Permalink
Katherine Lethlean
 
30 June 2021 | Katherine Lethlean

Fraser Gallop Estate at Bistro Guillaume

The five-course French-inspired degustation menu paired black truffles, hand-picked from Stonebarn trufflerie in Manjimup, matched with wines from Fraser Gallop Estate. Bistro’s renowned chef Guillaume Brahimi was stuck in Sydney because of the COVID-19 outbreak but sent a video message welcoming guests, and even interacted live via video link to a number of VIPs. The evening also acted as the relaunch of Camp Quality’s signature charity dining event series Supper Club, which raises funds to change the lives of children with cancer.

Time Posted: 30/06/2021 at 7:26 PM Permalink to Fraser Gallop Estate at Bistro Guillaume Permalink
Katherine Lethlean
 
14 April 2021 | Katherine Lethlean

Clive Otto's Connection to the Coast

Fraser Gallop Estate’s chief winemaker Clive Otto has a strong connection to the coast. Clive had an unusual upbringing, having been born in Tanzania then raised in Dubai and later New Zealand. Unsurprising, he had the travel bug in older life and was drawn to Margaret River for the surfing breaks and underwater allure of sea life beneath...

Read all about it in margaretriver.com

Time Posted: 14/04/2021 at 3:24 PM Permalink to Clive Otto's Connection to the Coast Permalink
Katherine Lethlean
 
29 March 2021 | Katherine Lethlean

Gallop Through the Vines

The West Australian Play Magazine featured our Taste of the Vineyard experience in Rob Broadfield's popular Broadbrush column on Saturday 27th March.  Read all about it here...

"Driving around the impeccable grounds of Fraser Gallop wines in the Margaret River in a golf cart is part of the experience of the celebrated winery's new wine tour events. We took a couple of hours off last week to take the tour which includes stops at various points on the grounds, and among the vines for guided tastings and discussions about Fraser Gallop Estate wines. It's a bucolic meander through the tastes and history of the vineyard and a lovely, leisurely way to spend a couple of hours, capped off with a charcuterie plate and more tastings at the end of the tour. It's a quintessential Margaret River experience. For the full story and pics, check out @broadbrush on Instagram. "

Don't forget to book in for your experience when you're planning your next trip down south...

Time Posted: 29/03/2021 at 12:05 PM Permalink to Gallop Through the Vines Permalink
Katherine Lethlean
 
19 March 2021 | Katherine Lethlean

Ride and Wine

Our Taste of the Vineyard experiences are attracting lots of attention. This week Urban List Perth has named it one of their top things to do in the Margaret River region.  Read all about it below:

Ride And Wine On This Intimate New Margaret River Vineyard Tour

It’s time to grab your deso driver, pack some fancy clothes and book a trip down south ASAP, because Fraser Gallop Estate—one of Margaret River’s most private and awarded properties—has just introduced their exclusive and intimate new A Taste of the Vineyard tours.

Hop aboard the solar-powered Fraser Gallop Estate buggy with six fellow vino lovers—or six of your pals if you’re visiting as a group—and prepare to be taken on an immersive tour of the perfectly manicured gardens and immaculate vineyards, which are situated upon the highest point in Wilyabrup. 

Of course, while you’re checking out the stunning scenery, you’ll also be treated to plenty of tastings. Your guide will point out the powerful influence the Wilyabrup terroir has on each delicious drop before taking you behind the scenes where you might encounter winemaker Clive Otto and his team before learning about how they make their wine. 

There are only three A Taste of the Vineyard tours available each week, with one per day from 10.20am to 12pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and tickets are $95 each.

Keep the vino-loving adventures going at these top Margaret River wineries.

Read all about it here on Urban List Perth

 

Time Posted: 19/03/2021 at 1:30 PM Permalink to Ride and Wine Permalink
Katherine Lethlean
 
20 November 2020 | Katherine Lethlean

Fraser Gallop Estate Rosé wins CHR. Hansen Trophy for Best Rosé at 2020 Langton's Margaret River Wine Show

Following October’s announcement by Decanter awarding Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Chardonnay 2018 as Best in Show, the Wilyabrup producer has again been recognised for its excellence. 

The 2020 Rosé has been named winner of the Chr. Hansen Trophy for best rosé at this year’s Langton's Margaret River Wine Show. 

Vigneron Nigel Gallop said of the win “this award demonstrates once again the excellence of Fraser Gallop Estate wines across the range."

Now in its 19th year the Langton's Margaret River Wine Show show this year’s format was changed due to COVID-19 restrictions including an all Western Australian team of judges. 

"It's always good to win an award," says winemaker Clive Otto, "but it's particularly good to be recognised by my peers in our own magnificent region's wine show."

Attracting more than 700 wines the show provides an opportunity for local winemakers and grape growers to receive appraisal from a panel of esteemed judges, to promote wine styles that excel in the region and to recognise excellence in the winery and in the vineyard.

This year's judges included Cliff Royle (Chair of Judges) of Flametree Wines, Emma Farrelly, sommelier at State Buildings and Erin Larkin, wine writer.

About the wine: 

100% Syrah
Alcohol 12.5%
A Provençale-style rosé, pale salmon pink vibrant with a floral bouquet redolent of red fruits, white peach and redcurrant with flavours of ruby grapefruit. Bone dry, persistent, textural and luxurious. The clean cool mineral acidity finishes crisp and long."

RRP $26

Time Posted: 20/11/2020 at 9:58 AM Permalink to Fraser Gallop Estate Rosé wins CHR. Hansen Trophy for Best Rosé at 2020 Langton's Margaret River Wine Show Permalink