The 2021 vintage had a beautifully mild ripening period which led to an elegance andpurity of fruit characters. Our Clare Valley vineyard has sandy loam combined with someclay overlying alluvial sedimentary rocks. Soils with the right balance of clay provide asource of moisture and minerals to the vines as fruit develops. The resulting wine is richand flavoursome with a muscular fleshy character, full of depth and palate length.
Each parcel of fruit was picked at peak maturity, then fermented in small open fermenters. Once the wine has finished fermentation the Grenache and Mataro portions of the wine were transferred to mature oak barrels, to allow the tannins to soften and release their true fruit characters. The Shiraz was stored in tank to hold its youth and vibrancy. Once blended it provides structure to the blend in its youth and longevity for years to come.
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