Clos Clare The Hayes Boy Grenache

Clos Clare The Hayes Boy Grenache 2018

Clare Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14%
Clos Clare is a boutique winery located in the famous Florita Vineyard of Watervale owned and run by third generation wine growers/ makers Sam and Tom Barry. With access to high quality fruit and the expert advice of the district's great winemakers, Clos Clare are consistently delivering some of the Clare Valley's most impressive wines.

This 2018 Clos Clare The Hayes Boy Grenache is an Australian Grenache of the highest quality, following in the footsteps of recent vintages of this wine that have proved hugely popular. Bright crimson red in the glass, it offers an abundance of bright red fruits on the nose; raspberry and cherry, roses and spice. The medium-bodied palate is incredibly approachable, with soft red fruit flavours and a fine tannin structure. Well deserving of the high praise it's already drawn, this is a super value Clare Valley Grenache.

"95 Points The making of this wine is a lesson in brevity that many could follow. Whole berry fermentation, 10 days on skins with the pressings returned and a short 6-month maturation in barrel. The result is all that is good with grenache, with none of the baggage. It's medium-bodied, vibrant purple-red, full of fragrant raspberry and black fruits, meshed with fine ever so slightly chalky tannins. Delicious wine." - David Bicknell, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

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Clos Clare is a boutique winery located in the famous Florita Vineyard of Watervale (Clare Valley, SA) owned and run by 3rd generation wine growers/makers Sam and Tom Barry.

The Barry family bought this property in 1986 from Leo Buring in which the fruit from this vineyard went into making the benchmark Leonay wine. When the Warilto Homestead was sub-divided including a small 45 year old 5 acre parcel of the vineyard to Ian Saunders, clos Clare was born and is now proudly the wines of the Barry brothers.

The Hayes vineyard is situated in the Amaragh Valley north west of the Clare township and as planted in 1975. Originally dry bush grown vines they are now trellised and run with Bio-Dynamic practices since 2007.
South Australia
Clare Valley
As third generation of the winemaking Barry family we now hold the keys to this boutique winery. With access to wonderful fruit and the kind advice of the district's great winemakers, it's a chance to show our mettle and skills. A medium to light bodied wine, the 2018 is fresh and youthful in the glass, showing bright red with purple hues. The nose has hints of cloves and asian spices, along with dark cherry and satsuma plum characters. The palate shows a good core of dark and red fruits balanced with a sway of firm tannins. The wine finishes with savoury dark earth characters.

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