Clare Valley shiraz with a touch of nero d’avola
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.
Only 3200 bottles produced
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