Firetail

Firetail

Firetail Wines produces boutique wines from the small, 5-hectare vineyard located in Rosa Glen in the Margaret River wine region. The wines are only available at the cellar door and online. The vineyard was planted from 1979 to 1981 from cuttings off early Margaret River plantings. The distinctive, deep Treeton loam soil, the easterly sloped site and the sea breeze from the south-east off the Southern Ocean contribute to the distinctive terroir of Firetail.

 

OWNERS
Jessica Worrall and Rob Glass
WINEMAKERS
Bruce Dukes and Peter Stanlake
ESTABLISHED
2002
VINEYARD LOCATION
Rosa Glen
ANNUAL CRUSH
10 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot

CELLAR DOOR
21 Bessell Road, Rosa Glen
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$10 – 40
PHONE
9757 5156
EMAIL
wines@firetail.com.au
WEBSITE
www.firetail.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Mail Order, Online

Firetail sauvignon blanc 2016 ($18)

A light sauvignon blanc with a bracing and very fresh palate that has a zingy mouthfeel. Crunchy tropical characters with some mute citrus edges and a delicate lingering acidity. Well made and nice for current drinking.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 2 Years

Firetail Sparkling chardonnay 2012 ($40)

This chardonnay has had 42 months on lees to develop some rather appealing and emerging autolysis character. Has a light citrusy and lemon zest biscuit. The palate is pure and fresh with a consistency that carries through to the very long finish. Delicate and precise with good intensity and depth on the palate. Really well made sparkling wine.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 years

Firetail cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($27.50)

Loaded with dark chocolate and plummy blackcurrant with just a faint hint of roasted coffee on the nose. The palate is seamless and velvety smooth but there is plenty of core power with those firmish tannins and ample oak. Subtle astringency on the finish completes an excellent wine.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 10 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017