This wine was made predominantly from fruit grown just outside the Clare township, supplemented with fruit from neighbouring vineyards. The vines here grow in a mosaic of soil types which are generally quite bony, yielding fruit with incredible power and intensity.
This Shiraz was handled in small batches and hand-plunged in open fermenters, for gentle extraction of colour and flavour while maintaining a soft, supple mouthfeel. This approach helps the ferment breath and allows us to keep a very close eye on the development of the wine through fermentation to ensure that it’s not over-extracted. It’s a hallmark of a truly handcrafted boutique wine. After fermentation, the wine was barrel-matured in quality French oak, in a combination of hogsheads and puncheons.
This Shiraz is dense garnet in colour and displays an intense nose of brambly fruit, crushed violets and coffee, and hints of leather and mint. It’s a medium-bodied wine with flavours of blackberries, blood plums and dark chocolate. Ripe, earthy tannins are supported by cedary oak and balanced by fine acidity and great length.