Swinging Bridge #003 Amber Field Blend 2022
$ 34.00 incl. GST
50% Riesling, 45% Pinot Gris, 5% Gewurztraminer, fermented separately with 30 days skin contact. The wine that started the experimental series when a Sydney retailer asked Tom to make ‘An orange wine from Orange’.
“Subtitled Orange Region Amber. I like that. This is Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Riesling blend.
It has a pale copper tinge of Pinot Gris skins, Gewurztraminer-led perfume notes and unmistakable Riesling acidity. Sounds and tastes like a good combo. And it is. Very pretty. All lifted but reserved aromas; rose petals, mandarine skin, musk and cherry blossoms. More: almond essence, fennel and peaches. Delicate texture with talcum powder squeak and sparkle, all driven by firm but not offensive acidity. Plenty of detail. I like that the perfume is just enough, not overly confectionery. It’s an amber wine that embodies some attractive traits of a light, savoury rose.” 92 points, Kasia Sobiesek, Winefront
Swinging Bridge / Orange, Nsw
A Defining Estate In The Emerging, High Altitude Region Of Orange, Nsw
Swinging Bridge was established in 1995 by Tom and Georgie Ward with their extended family, and has been under Tom and Georgie’s full stewardship since 2008. Now one of Orange’s leading and most noted producers, Swinging Bridge are pushing boundaries with experimental small batch wines (the #00s) complementing a solid offering of noble varietals from the region’s high altitude vineyards.