What happens when you combine the high exacting standards of both Opera and Information Technology and apply it to the art of winemaking? Top Note melds these experiences into creative, award-winning wines.
Winemakers Cate and Nick Foskett are following their dream of making some wine with the same passion and care for quality that marked their careers. With 58 acres and 7 varietals to cultivate in their cool climate vineyard, they have been nurturing their vineyard and producing quality wines since 2013.
Visit the Top Note Cellar Door at 558 Peters Creek Road in Kuitpo, South Australia, opposite the Kuitpo Forest car park in the Southern Adelaide Hills. It is open in the months August to May from 11am - 4pm on weekends and most public holidays, excluding the Christmas season of December 23rd 2019 to January 3rd 2020.
Top Note's Block 4 Shiraz won a Silver medal at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2018 and a Bronze medal in the National Cool Climate Wine Show. Halliday has awarded the Block 4 Shiraz 94 points and has said of the wine: "The modest alcohol is a reflection of the elegant, red-berried, medium-bodied palate, spice and tannins adding complexity to the finish and aftertaste. "
Another notable Top Note offering is The Noble Rose, sourced from rare Red Semillon grapes.
The Noble Rose 2017 achieved the best ranking in a sweet wine tasting by an industry panel featured in the Autumn 2019 Wine & Viticulture Journal, reviewed as being "brilliant", "rich and inviting", "18-carat gold in colour", with a "pretty bouquet" of toasty, buttery, honey, mango and fig notes. The wine is "lovely sweet citrus, with candied peel" on the palate with a "fine mouthfeel; rich and round, with a long finish and a shot of crisp, clean acidity." Read more about the Noble Rose here