Flowstone

Flowstone

Flowstone is a tiny producer of handcrafted wines in Margaret River. They are unashamedly small and intend on staying that way. This brand new winery is the product of passion of Stuart Pym (long-time Margaret River winemaker), Phil Giglia (long-time wine tragic, in a nice way) and other family helpers. Distinctive and individual.

 

Flowstone sauvignon blanc 2014 ($32)

Best of the West 2017 – Sauvignon blanc
A really interesting take on sav blanc with old oak fermentation and then extended time in oak with lees stirring. You can see this immediately in the palate, which has a more old worldy feeling and character. Tends to mute the primary fruit characters and create something significantly more interesting and appealing. Love the style.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 7 Years

Flowstone Queen of the Earth chardonnay 2013 ($55)

Terribly complex statement of Margaret River chardonnay. Aromas of honeysuckle and meal with traces of brioche and cashew. The palate is so well managed with deep flavours of stone fruit and nectarine with a deliciously creamy texture cut with a minerally slightly toasty character. It’s had about 50 per cent new oak but the extended time on lees has allowed this to integrate and not dominate. Super wine.
SCORE 97/100 CELLAR 10 years

OWNERS
Stuart Pym and Phil Giglia
WINEMAKERS
Stuart Pym
ESTABLISHED
2013
VINEYARD LOCATION
Forest Grove
ANNUAL CRUSH
20 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Touriga, Gewurztraminer

CELLAR DOOR
11298 Bussell Highway, Forest Grove
OPEN
By appointment only
WINE PRICES
$25 – 75
PHONE
0487 010 275
EMAIL
flowstone@flowstonewines.com
WEBSITE
www.flowstonewines.com
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Wholesaler, Mail Order, Online

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017