Special parcels of grapes are selected from old dry grown vineyards in the Clarendon, Blewitt Springs and Kangarilla sub regions of South Australia. All the vineyards are within six kilometres of the winery, about forty kilometres south of Adelaide.
All grapes are hand pruned and hand picked. The juice is fermented using natural yeasts. The reds undergo a warm fermentation (up to 32Â°C) and an extended maceration. All the pressings are returned to the barrel (100% new if required). All the wines are matured in imported Burgundian barriques.
The wines are then bottled without fining or filtration to capture the individual vineyard character. There are now fifteen single vineyard wines and they are 100% varietal. The above techniques are used to produce rich complex wines that will age very well in the cellar and also will complement food extremely well. The aim is to make these wines equal to anything in the world.
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Old Vines Grenache 2003
Situated just across the road from the Clarendon Old Vines Grenache Vineyard but on much harder ground facing north. The wine here is quite austere in its youth developing slowly but positively. Always shows lots of spice on the nose, marzipan also, and a palate which is long and tightly ... more
in mixed case $62.09
Clarendon Hills Romas Vineyard Old Vines Grenache 2003
This vineyard was planted in 1925 in the conventional bush vine manner with no trellising. The vineyard is very steep and faces due east, the soils contain high levels of ironstone, rock and quartz. This is the highest part of the Blewitt Springs Vineyard and also the lowest yielding, about ... more
in mixed case $89.09
All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
Vintages and ratings subject to change at any time.
All pricing and availability subject to change.