Hommage is in-between Lodestone and Garamond in almost every way. It is harvested second. Typically, it smells distinctly of ripe plums and the forest floor. It can have the subtle fragrance of flowers. Invariably it tastes of wine gums and jubes. You can always see soft, squishy berries, like mulberries, and firmer ones, like blueberries. The fermenting vats actually smell and taste that way! Hommage tastes more of fruit than earth. It is full and supple in the palate, but not loose. Our emphasis now is more on the freshness of the fruit - the point where the sweetness is balanced by velvety tannins. It is often described as Burgundian. Hurley Vineyard labels include information in Braille, the first in Australia to do so. - Winery Note
Since 2008, François Huré has been at the head of the estate after pursuing many other opportunities and inspiring wine regions as a young man. His prior stints include: falling in love with the terroir of Burgundy while obtaining his enology degree in Dijon, becoming fascinated with biodynamics while working with Jean Pïerre Fleury, and exploring the vineyards of Australia and New Zealand. These experiences allowed François to understand the inherent advantages of both New and Old World wine regions: the traditional farming and respect for terroir of the former and the acute attention to detail of the latter. Both serve him to create the terroir-driven and focused cuvées that mark the Huré Frères style today. This is exceptional quality of growers Champagne located in Ludes from premier cru village of the Montagne de Reims.
- Importer Note
|Product Type||Wine Red Pinot Noir|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|