Howard Park’s newest Wine Club exclusive range is “Arbor Novae” and celebrates a partnership with environmental charity Carbon Positive Australia. The new range became available on the 22nd of April, Earth Day. Chief Viticulturist David Botting says “the partnership with Carbon Positive allows us to extend our legacy beyond the fences of our vineyard and in doing so, helps secure a more sustainable future for all. Arbor Novae represents one new pillar of our sustainability ethos here at Howard Park and allows wine club members to enjoy unique and carefully crafted wines that reflect varietal diversity and vineyard character, whilst directly contributing to restoring our natural landscapes.”
The name Arbor Novae means “new trees” in Latin, and expresses Howard Park’s ongoing connection
with the trees that support the ecosystem of their own vineyards and then extend out into the majestic
Eucalypt forests of South West Western Australia with $1.50 from each bottle sold going to Carbon Positive’s tree planting and landscape restoration.
In a continuation of Howard Park’s support of WA artists, the Arbor Novae labels display original paintings by Fremantle artist Andy Quilty.
This Grenache Shiraz is a blend of Swan Valley Grenache and Frankland River Shiraz.
Howard Park, Arbor Novae, Grenache, Shiraz, Western Australia, 2020
Easy garnet hue. Nose of warming spices, raspberry, hints of red toffee apple, crouton toast oak, plum flesh and red cherry. Tight and focused, it excels to be both silky and crunchy at once. Juicy acidity, firm neat tannins with a bright and sprightly balance. Definitely worth being a member of HP’s club for access to this.
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Howard Park