Emilija makes wine for you

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Emilija makes wine for you

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This is me at Derwent Estate Winery, Granton Tasmania in 2014 working for my Pinot Gris juice to make my very first wine ever.  I can’t tell you how happy I was but I think this picture captures my joy!  I got a close second in the Student White Wine category for the wine I made.  Not bad for a first go.

For those of you that don’t know I’m currently completing my Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology (Winemaking and Viticulture) through Latrobe University (in partnership with Melbourne Polytechnic) via distance as course is offered in Melbourne.

Living in Tasmania and working full-time has made logistics interesting but otherwise I absolutely love everything that I’m learning.  I hope to be working at a winery soon on a casual/part-time basis (as well as working full time and studying!). 

An innovative opportunity for students to gain experience in doing a vintage overseas has been developed by the wonderful team at Melbourne Polytechnic and Spanish winemaker Maria del Una.  Best of Spain provides me with the chance to harvest and make wine from three grape varieties in the Toro region of Spain – Verdejo, Granacha and Tempranillo.  I will get credit towards two of my subjects – Winemaking 2 and Industry Placement.  I think I will also have the opportunity to complete my WSET Level 3 qualification in Barcelona and get credit for International Wine Styles! 

I’m incredibly excited to finally be doing this after having to forgo the opportunity twice already!  Third time lucky I guess and everything is falling into place.

To assist me in getting over there, I have the opportunity to pre-sell the wine I will be making in September 2016 or to sell wine from the 2015 vintage that students were involved in last year if you can’t wait for February 2017 for mine!  Please note 2015 vintage will be delivered in February 2016.

The price of the wine covers the cost for use of winemaking facilities, equipment, storage, bottling and export costs.  The remainder, after all expenses, will go towards assisting me with my costs.  So you will get a fantastic wine (I’ll make sure of that!) and assist in providing an educational opportunity for a possible future winemaker in Tasmania.  I very rarely ask for assistance in anything that I do but this will help me greatly in this opportunity of a lifetime.  Thank you in advance.  Emilija

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Verdejo:  

Pale green-yellow colour. Clean and bright wine withglycerol tears, well balanced and harmonious aromatic bouquet to white fruit and melon appear along with touches of citrus, elegant creamy notes of pastry and spices (vanilla). Slight fennel notes at the end. Ample and embracing attack. It has a creamy and silky texture and a soft, fresh and long taste.  Its notes of fruit, citrus and herbs. Excellent acidity with a persistent and rounded finishing. Best to enjoy with any fish, seafood, chicken or rabbit.

Rose

Pink colour with blue hues. Clean and bright, intense flavours of blackberry and blueberries, also some strawberry ice cream finish. Soft but tasty in the mouth, with intense expression of red fruit and very long persistency in the mouth. Well balanced in the acidity and rounded. Best to enjoy with spicy food like Thai, Mexican, Chinese, Indian or Spanish chorizo.

Tempranillo

Light violet colour. It is a young fruity wine to be consumed during 2016.  It has flavours of bright berry and cherry fruit. No oak means the fruit speaks for itself. The tasty finish and silky tannins makes it an ideal wine to enjoy anytime. Matches well with Jamon, cheese and pizza.