Winemaking Notes: Young, healthy Grenache vines planted on our rich-soiled Rogers vineyard produce intense fresh red berry fruit characters. Harvested when these flavours were at their peak, the fruit was fermented for a week on skins, was then gently pressed with the hard pressings separated from the wine to keep tannin low. This blend has not been aged in oak, focussing on maximum natural fruit expression.
Growing Conditions: Vintage 2018 in the Clare Valley saw lower than average rainfall throughout winter and spring, which led to limited subsoil moisture for the beginning of the growing season. Access to water and good irrigation management was critical, allowing canopies to remain healthy and strong. The long warm, sunny conditions of the ripening days and the cool nights has resulted in consistent yields and excellent quality.
Food Pairing: This wine will complement many cuisines, including duck and mushroom dishes. This style is particularly suitable for enjoying on its own right throughout the year. We recommend you chill slightly for maximum enjoyment during the warmer months.