Lonely Shore is a side project for husband and wife Liam and Holii Carmody.
Liam has worked in the industry for over 15 years, starting in the South West, and then travelling regularly for vintages abroad. He studied viticulture and oenology and is an AWAC graduate. Lonely Shore began out of nostalgia for time spent in California and a passion for Pinot Noir.
Lonely Shore was named after a novel written by Liam's Grandmother Freda Vines in the 70's.
Holii and Liam have lived in Denmark for over 10 years. They spend weekends roaming the coast looking for isolated camping spots, cooking outdoors and renovating their 1950's town cottage. Heading north whenever they can.
Vineyard & Wine
Part of the journey to this point included finding and building a trusting relationship with a grower who embodied their vision in the vineyard. DeiTos vineyard is located on an elevated clearing in the Middlesex subregion 6km south-east of the town of Manjimup. The family property of Fabio & Katrina Deitos, established in 1996, the vineyard is planted east west and is dry farmed on a complex mix of karri and jarrah loams over deep gravels. Fabio uses a minimal intervention farming practice.
Fruit is handpicked, cold soaked and fermented in two parcels. When stems are ripe a whole bunch component is fermented separately which is roughly 10% of the blend. It is then basket pressed and gravity movement is used as much as possible. It spends 8 months in French oak (10% new) and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Broody aromas of glazed cherry, reduced rhubarb, tea leaves and hints of five spice. Nuanced and layered palate displaying ripe wild berries, anise and persimmon. Bright acidity and supportive tannins lead to a long finish.
Vibrant deep ruby. Seductive dark cherry, briar, sweet earth and chai perfume. The juicy palate shows ripe strawberry, satsuma plum, spice and faint malt. Supple mid palate, emery board tannin and cranberry acidity leads to a mouth-watering finish.
Vibrant garnet. Seductive aromas of rose petal, raspberry, pine needle and subtle wood smoke. The palate is sweet fruited with black cherry, pomegranate, satsuma plum and savoury notes. Feathery tannins and sappy acidity lead to a mouth watering slate like finish.