TRUE COLOURS, Chardonnay
10 months in barrel
TRUE COLOURS, Pinot Noir
9 months in oak (10% new)
A classy, cool climate Chardonnay that is well balanced and has good varietal characteristics. The nose shows tropical fruits and toasty oak, the palate has flavours of stone fruits and a luscious creaminess and refreshing acidity.
The Yarra is synonymous with Pinot and this is a great example. The nose shows plums and light spice, while the palate opens up with classic notes of cherries and spicy oak with silky tannins.
..."Standing six feet six tall, Rob Dolan is an aussie rules football god in his home City of Adelaide, where he can’t walk down the street without being asked for an autograph. It seems somewhat unreal that such a giant of a man can make wines of such elegance and finesse. Take our word for it - he does!".....
Standing six feet six tall, Rob Dolan is an aussie rules football god in his home City of Adelaide, where he can’t walk down the street without being asked for an autograph. It seems somewhat unreal that such a giant of a man can make wines of such elegance and finesse.
Rob has been making wines in the Yarra valley for over 20 years and has played a huge role in the evolution of the Yarra valley. In 2011, Rob acquired the Yarra Burn winery from Accolade wines, a state of the art winery equipped with every toy a winemaker could possibly hope for. 2012 saw the maiden release of his own range, aptly called “Rob Dolan”. The True colours range is a reference to the fact that Rob never hides his true colours, as a man he is friendly, approachable and instantly likeable....just like the true colour range which is fruit forward, approachable with great character. The white label range are serious cool climate, hand made wines that are absolutely stunning.
In September 2013, Rob Dolan wines won the coveted James Halliday “2014 newcomer winery of the year” award. I have been literally blown away by the quality of the wines that Rob produces. His Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are benchmarks for the region, while the cool climate Cabernet and Shiraz are simply stunning.
Rob is a passionate guy, I can see that he loves seeing potential in people and developing this for the good of the industry. The winery also doubles as a consultant winemaking facility so there are more winemakers on site that you can shake a stick at. The winery is also home to countless rescued dogs. Certainly paradise for both!
Enjoy.... We do!