The annual Gourmet Traveller Wine Cellar Door Awards have again recognised the unique and rustic experience of a visit to FREEMAN in the NSW Hilltops (near Young). The 2017 Award is for ‘BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE’ in the region…and in winter it may be accompanied by a steaming bowl of soup and crusty bread.

As Prunevale is not on a beaten track we prefer visitors to make appointments for TASTINGS. That way we can ensure you take home memories with your wine.

Call 0429 310 309 or email sales@freemanvineyards.com.au

INDAILY.COM.AU By Philip White

 

‘If this wine’s pretty pale straw meadow aromas and delicate waft of honeydew melon oozed from a flute of the sparkling wine made in that part of France they call Champagne you’d be happily paying at least three times this price, so that’s a dollop more incentive if this fetching bouquet doesn’t suck you in far enough.

It’s a husky, freckled sort of a blonde. In keeping with that, the wine has a gentle pale flesh, inbuilt deliberately by fermenting half the assemblage in barrels and keeping that wine on yeast lees for regular stirring. So you get comforting texture made more reassuring with a barely-detectable sweetness, delivered in a slightly prickly, petillant fizz that dances right bonnie to a bagatelle of crunchy almond biscotti. I imagine my Ferrari ticking impatiently outside when I drink this.’