Fourth Wave Wines
After stints at Southcorp, Fosters and McWilliams Nicholas Crampton and his wife Frances set-up Fourth Wave in 2009 with the aim of bringing a whole new level of topical relevance (and humour) to the Australian wine category. The extraordinary breadth of the Fourth Wave range today is testament to the fact that they’ve been able to create impactful brands that stand the test of time, not least thanks to the involvement of ex-Villa Maria winemaker Corey Ryan and a host of dedicated growers spanning SE Australia’s key regions.
'Hear No Evil' Sauvignon Blanc
Hand-picked Adelaide Plains fruit, a fast & cool ferment, extended maturation on lees and a touch of Viognier for extra complexity.
'Speak No Evil' Shiraz
Hand-picked, mature, dry-grown McLaren fruit. Matured in French oak, 30% new. Super-charged red berry fruit, with dollops of spice and milk chocolate.
'Take It To The Grave' Pinot Gris
Single vineyard Pinot Gris from a high altitude King Valley site in the Northerly Victorian mountains. Stainless steel ferment, 6 months on lees. Herbs, pears, a touch of spice and a mouth-filling palate.
'Take It To The Grave' Pinot Noir
A wine solely motivated by the desire to show that it's not impossible to produce high quality, varietally expressive but affordable Pinot Noir. 100% Adelaide Hills, mostly matured in steel but with a small component aged in 1st and 2nd year French oak. Decadent, lush, structured and long.