Clare Valley shiraz with a touch of nero d’avola
Only 3200 bottles produced
Here, cooler Clare Valley shiraz is complemented by the inclusion of nero d’avola. In 2016, there are coal black, brooding, dark berry aromatics that are a touch wild, even untamed. The flavours are of blackberry and black cherry and the wine shows power with restraint, a fleshy almost velvety texture, and firmish tannins which add structure without detracting from its immediate appeal.
Ageing potential: While we cannot say for sure, our experience strongly suggests it is well suited to ageing; 15-20 years (if you can leave it that long). We suggest enjoy now – 2025 to be safe.
Source: Selected private growers’ fruit
Yield: 4-7 tonnes/ha
Harvest date: Hand harvested 14th – 21st Feb 2016
Fermentation: Barrel fermented French oak barriques (35% new), 18 months, Profile: Perfumed, complex, weighty; perfectly balanced
Fining: Nil – suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Release date: 1st November 2018
Availability: Restricted to members and a few restaurants due to small production