The team – lead by 4th-generation Brown family siblings Eliza, Angela and Nick – will open the All Saints Estate Family Cellar for the 2023 Museum Release.
The 2023 release includes 15 wines that have been hand selected by winemaker Nick Brown, with some wines dating back to 2006. Also in the Museum Release are four very special collections, including ‘Presenting Pierre’ a six-bottle collection featuring Pierre wines from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and the new release 2021.
The 2023 release includes 15 wines that have been selected by Nick Brown.
All Saints Estate is known for its heritage-listed castle and ancient barrels that hold rare, fortified wines that are more than 100 years old. All Saints has unique sandy loam soils, which result in fruit that has incredibly lifted aromatics. When combined with Nick Brown’s deliberate lack of intervention, the wines produced are elegant and complex with integrity and depth. The vineyards surrounding the castle include old vine marsanne, shiraz, muscat, and the local regional hero – durif.
Inside the Family Cellar is an incredible showcase of Rutherglen's history and heritage. The hand-crafted wines, many made from low-yielding old vines, have been placed in the cellar for their ageing potential.
The wines have been sleeping quietly in the All Saints architecturally designed and self-cooling underground cellar, and are only woken for taste testing by Nick.
"Rutherglen is arguably Australia’s most historic wine region. Our Family Cellar reflects this history with old vine wines cared for over the last three decades," says Nick.
"Optimal storage conditions have allowed the wines to be perfectly aged, and wine enthusiasts will be able to enjoy these treasured vintages at their peak, without needing to cellar the wines themselves. We look forward to sharing this collection with those who are as passionate about wine as we are."
2013 All Saints Estate Limited Range PierreEven though it is still relatively young (in terms of cellaring maturity), the 2013 Pierre was considered the top pick amongst older vintages of Pierre when last tasted by winemaker Nick Brown in a lineup. It is incredibly vibrant on the nose, while on the palate it is concentrated and elegant with a herbaceousness that came from the cabernet in the blend. The finish is balanced with fine tannins and moreish integrated oak.
RRP $100 | Cellared for 10 years and ready to drink
H. What do you love most about this wine?
NB. Pierre is a wine that honours the memory of our father Peter Brown, who loved a good Bordeaux blend.
H. How is this wine best enjoyed?
NB. This wine is deep and wise with a friendly manner. It calls for the best grass-fed eye fillet steak you can buy. Cook the steak on a chargrill until juicy and medium rare, before serving with a béarnaise sauce and crispy salt-laden French fries.
The 2023 All Saints Museum Release will be available for purchase from August 7, 2023. Register your interest for the exclusive and limited release at allsaintswine.com.au.