Second Fiddle Rose | Mort's Block Riesling | Skilly Valley Pinot Gris | Pearce Road Semillon | Prodigal Grenache | Block's Road Cabernet Sauvignon | Covenant Shiraz
Powerful and elegant, the Classic Clare Collection is the ultimate expression of the amazing diversity of microclimates that exist in Clare Valley. Showcasing the meticulous site selection of Kilikanoon, these wines are harmoniously composed to achieve distinct regional and varietal definition.
Sold OutFirst made back in 1997 and still definitely one of the sentimental favourites in our Kilikanoon portfolio, the Prodigal continues to set the standard for Clare Valley old vine Grenache.
2012 was another good year for Grenache; the vintage was mostly trouble free, the warm dry days and cool nights influenced by the regions unique topography and elevation promoting fruit freshness, elegance and flavour intensity. Made as a final blend from two old Watervale vineyards, each parcel was vinified separately, basket pressed and allowed to mature for 16 months in seasoned French oak hogsheads before final bottling unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson tints.
Lifted aromas of black cherries, rose petal and dark cocoa come together, finely complemented by hints of subtle oak spices.
Beautifully balanced and textural in structure, the seductive flavours of dark cherries, rich chocolate, sweet kirsch and spicy French oak seamlessly combine with the polished tannins and fine bodied acidity that Grenache is renowned for.
First made back in 1997 and still definitely one of the sentimental favourites in our Kilikanoon portfolio, the Prodigal continues to set the standard for Clare Valley old vine Grenache.
Each fruit parcel was harvested and kept separate throughout the winemaking process until final assemblage. Small open topped fermenters were used, the fruit remaining on skins until completely dry before basket pressing to seasoned French hogheads and allowed to mature in the cellar for 15 months. The final blend being bottled both unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Lifted aromas of dark cherries, pot pourri, subtle smoky oak notes and marzipan feature strongly on the nose.
A fresh and lively palate, yet dark and brooding at the same time, the combination of ripe cherries, dark chocolate, kitchen spices and kirsch perfectly in sync with the fine chalky tannins and oak influences rounding out to a long flavoursome finish.
This year, our Rosé was made as a cuveé of two old grenache vineyards, one adjacent the old Watervale Hotel and the other, a vineyard in Leasingham that was planted in 1944.
Both vineyards are planted on deep loam over limestone soils that tend to produce larger berries with higher juice to skin ratios, producing perfect fruit to create a crisp, dry and flavoursome Rosé.
Both vineyards were harvested a little earlier than normal for Grenache, to achieve a savoury, cherry, almost chalky flavour spectrum. This, coupled with crisp natural acidity and an off-dry finish, has a created a refreshing and youthful Rosé. Both parcels were given just one hour skin contact in the press before being gently pressed off and cool fermented for three weeks.
Very pale in colour with salmon tints and a brilliant clarity, almost translucent in appearance.
Lifted cherries, savoury nuances and spring garden perfume fill the nose.
Raspberries and rose petals with a crisp dry finish, this style is best enjoyed young and fresh.