The luscious elegance of the Clare Valley fruit marries superbly with the slightly peppery fruit from McLaren Vale.
Clare Valley 59% + McLaren Vale 41%
At release, the wine has a deep cerise red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges
There are lifted aromas of black plum and blackberry fruit along with a hint of coffee bean and spice.
This is a luscious wine with layers of flavours of dark berry fruit, ripe cherries and plum along with attractive oak characters of roasted coffee beans and spice. Overall, the wine is well balanced with well-integrated tannins providing the palate with firm structure and persistent length.
This wine has been matured for 14 months in fine-grained French oak barrels – a mixture of 20% new and 80% 1 to 3 year old - prior to bottling.
The growing season leading up to vintage 2019 saw lower than average winter and spring rainfall. This, along with some hail and frost events, affected yields overall. There were some extreme weather conditions during the growing season, including the lowest temperature recorded in spring and the highest ever temperature in summer, but overall, the vines showed great resilience and wine quality is strong with intense flavours and colours across the classic Clare Valley varieties. In McLaren Vale, the conditions leading up to vintage 2019 were dry. These conditions, in combination with a hail event in November and hot weather in January and February resulted in both an overall reduction in harvest yields along with a corresponding increase in fruit flavour profiles intensity.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle