An unusual fusion of Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills resulting in an intensely flavoured, complex yet elegant wine with distinct citrus, white peach & nectarine characters along with a subtle flinty note.
Clare Valley 66% / Margaret River 34%
At release the wine is a very pale straw colour with a youthful green hue.
The wine has intense lifted aromas of melon and lime with hints of stone fruits. There are underlying tropical notes of green pineapple and guava and subtle secondary characters of flint, cedar and spice.
The palate delivers what the bouquet promises; citrus fruits, fig and melon flavours along with a clean, mineral acidity and a touch of lemon zest. Texturally, it is delicate, with a creamy mid palate & integrated oak. The Clare Valley parcel delivers mid palate fleshiness whilst the Margaret River component contributes restrained green fruit notes that are typical of this region. Overall, the wine has a great palate line & length which lingers long after the wine is consumed.
French oak was employed for its ability to deliver subtle savoury nut characters and a degree of elegance and length to the palate. After a short period maturing in oak, the wine was blended, filtered and bottled.
In the Clare Valley, the growing season was characterised as warm and dry for vintage 2018, the only year in recent times warmer was 2016, which produced some excellent, award-winning wines. One of the great things about this vintage, though, was that we avoided any major heatwaves during vintage which can be very damaging and so to that end, vintage was relatively calm and controlled. Overall, our winemaking team are very excited about the quality of the wines from this vintage. In terms of the white varieties, these wines are highly aromatic with very pure and distinct varietal characters. The 2018 vintage in Margaret River was extraordinarily good. The season commenced with above average rainfall through winter and the start of spring. This set up vine health very well was coupled with ideal conditions for September budburst, November flowering and December fruit set. Ideal ripening conditions prevailed, making for what many consider to be an exceptional vintage.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle