Terroirs of the Granite Belt - Uncorked and Cultivated

Wines aged by us, for you

It has been said that ‘great wine needs time’ and we would agree. Many age worthy wines are released too young and well before they have reached optimum maturity. Our approach at Settlers Rise is to give our wines the time they need to age in the bottle before release. 

For this reason, the current release of the ‘Terroirs of the Granite Belt’ by Settlers Rise includes a 2010 Aged Chardonnay and a 2008 Aged Shiraz. Both wines have been deliberately aged and cellared since their production, in order to release them at the start of their optimum drinking window. 

These wines represent a rare chance for wine bars and restaurants to access aged, reserve wines from the Granite Belt in commercial quantities as a point of interest and differentiation on wine lists. Both wines can be enjoyed now or cellared for further bottle ageing. 

2010 Aged Reserve Chardonnay

In the vineyard

  • 100% Chardonnay from 20-year-old vines
  • Sourced from Cottonvale at 960m (80%) and Ballandean at 820m (20%)
  • Granite soils
  • Cool climate
  • Hand-harvested and hand-selected

In the winery

  • Whole bunch pressed
  • Wild yeast
  • Fermented in 40% new French oak
  • No battonage, malolactic fermentation or additions
  • Minimal sulphur added before bottling
  • 208 cases made
  • Aged in bottle at 15 degrees

In the bottle

  • Green and yellow hues
  • Aromas of wheat, bread crust and mushroom
  • Flavours of spice and earth with a lingering bright lemon acidity
  • Medium bodied
  • Elegant, understated and in synch with its granite terroir
  • 12.5% ABV
  • Recommended retail price: $59

Download 2010 Aged Chardonnay tasting note

2008 Aged Reserve Shiraz

In the vineyard

  • 100% Shiraz from 40-year-old dry grown vines
  • Sourced from Ballandean at 820m
  • Granite soils
  • Cool climate
  • Hand-harvested and hand-selected

In the winery

  • 40% whole bunch pressed
  • 4 day cold soak
  • Natural and cultured yeast
  • Aged 18 months in 100% new French oak
  • Minimal sulphur added before bottling
  • 150 cases made
  • Aged in bottle at 15 degrees

In the bottle

  • Ruby and garnet hues
  • Aromas of spice, currents, black fruits and spearmint
  • Flavours of red cherries, cooking spice and conserved fruits
  • Medium bodied
  • Refined, integrated, soft tannins in synch with its granite terroir
  • 14% ABV
  • Recommended retail price: $59

Download 2008 Aged Reserve Shiraz tasting note







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