2018 Covenant Shiraz

Kilikanoon Wines

$40.00
A covenant is an agreement, a pact, a promise made between people. In this sense Kilikanoon has made a covenant to our consumers to guarantee quality. The covenant is a classic example of Clare Valley Shiraz, selecting the very best fruit that represents the regions elevated distinctiveness and regional signature. It is a true representation of the benefits of multi-site blending across the Clare Valley.
    • Winemaking

      With the vineyards spanning the length of the Valley, parcels were able to be harvested at opportune time as the berries developed their rich flavour profile. Crushed into stainless steel tanks, the grapes were allowed to warm and naturally begin fermentation. Once completed, the skins were pressed and the wine placed into new and seasoned French oak hogsheads for 14 months. Once each batch softened, a blend that shows the refinement and richness of cooler climate shiraz was compiled but selecting barrels out of each batch.

      Appearance

      Dark red in colour that carries all the way through to the edge of the glass.

      Nose

      Blueberry and dark current aromas layer over complexing notes of fresh pepper and dried tobacco.

      Palate

      Subtle and soft, the wine flows seamlessly across the palate. Medium bodied, the layered flavours are revealed one after another showing the complexity of this flavoursome wine. Flavours of blackcurrant and red cherry are bright on the palate, but are supported but subtle notes of oak, chocolate powder and dried fruits. The fine integration of the oak supports the wine.

        • ALC/VOL: 14.5%
        • Size: 750ML
        • Closure: Screwcap
        • Varietal: Shiraz
        • Cellaring: Potential of at least 15 - 20 years
    2018 Covenant Shiraz