This single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon originates from our Armagh property in the Clare Valley from vines planted in 1998. Small parcels of fruit are hand selected and picked at optimum ripeness. Exhibiting a complex varietal nose of blackberries, plums and a hint of eucalypt. The palate displays pronounced blackberries and star anise which is rounded out with integrated oak and fine tannins.
Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Armagh, Clare Valley, South Australia
Cellaring: This wine can be enjoyed now or until 2031.
To be announced
Selective harvested then destemmed into open top fermenters allowing for maximum control over the fermentation period. The fruit was then held at 10-15 degrees for 2 days before allowing to warm naturally and start fermentation. After 10 days on skins the
wines were pressed to 20% new, 80% seasoned French oak Hogsheads where they matured for 18 months.
Similar to the Shiraz, the rainfall in 2021 has helped the vines significantly, the cooler vintage and longer ripening periods has allowed the fruit to develop more expressive varietal character.
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The 2021 Vintage shaped up to be a very good year. The first break of the drought since 2020 brought much-needed rainfall throughout winter, perfect for our whites. The longer ripening period resulted in richer, more flavourful whites, with higher acidity levels and great depth of flavour and colour. Reds also benefited from the extra time on the vine, developing complex flavours and aromas.
ABOUT THE RANGE
"Clare's Secret Range is a stunning collection of wines from our Clare Valley Vineyard. Showcasing the best of what this region has to offer. These wines are estate grown, reflecting the Clare Valley’s most premium growing regions The classic Clare varieties are showcased in this range, with each wine made in the ‘Millon-style’; balanced, elegant, and true to regionality and variety." - Angus Wardlaw, Head Winemaker