The luscious elegance of the Clare Valley fruit marries superbly with the slightly peppery fruit from McLaren Vale.
Clare Valley 60% / McLaren Vale 40%
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.
The wine was matured in French oak barrels (50% 1 year old, 50% a combination of 2 and 3 year old) for a period of 10 – 12 months before being bottled.
In the Clare Valley, the season for vintage 2020 started with challenging weather events, including spring frosts at budburst and then hot and windy conditions during flowering. The start of summer brought wild weather; from searing heat and bushfires to heavy rain and chilly, gusty winds. February and March saw weather conditions return to relatively normal, and harvest progressed smoothly and steadily. While it was a very tough year for growers, the quality of the fruit was high. In McLaren Vale, the conditions were similar with many characterising it as the ‘tale of two summers’ – the first searingly hot and the second unusually mild and much cooler than normal.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle