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 59% / Margaret River 41%
On release the wine is a very pale straw colour with a youthful green hue.
It 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 displays citrus fruits, fig and melon flavours along with a clean, mineral acidity and a touch of lemon zest. Texturally, it is very delicate, with a soft mid palate and well integrated oak.
In the Clare Valley, the season leading up to vintage 2020 was challenging with spring frosts at budburst and hot and windy conditions during flowering. Then, outside of the Clare Valley, devastating bushfires impacted many over the summer. Into March, the weather was mild and remained ideal for ripening and harvest. In Margaret River, the region enjoyed an early start to the season, with warmer than average spring temperatures evolving into the perfect summer growing conditions. The only downside being the lower than normal yields although these have resulted in exceptional fruit that shows divine concentration of aromas and flavours.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle