Trillian's Hill Vineyard

Springfarm Road, Penwortham, Clare Valley, South Australia, 5453 | 24.27 ha under vine

Established in 2001, Trillian's Hill boasts gravely loam soils and benefits from an abundant water supply. Varieties planted on this high elevation vineyard include Shiraz, Montepulciano, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Mataro. These varieties thrive in the cooler reaches of the Valley - contributing to some of Kilikanoon’s most iconic wines while also producing elegant fruit for some of the Single Vineyard wines.

The elevation of approximately 600 meters makes this one of the highest vineyards not only in the Clare Valley, but in South Australia.



2021 Kx Montepulciano

Iconic to the region of Abruzzo on the east coast of Italy, this slow ripening variety was grafted onto stock that was planted on the western facing slope of a steep vineyard. This site sees long sunlight hours, perfect for helping this variety to fully develop its flavour ripeness.

Crushed into small batch open tanks, the must was not chilled as to allow for the natural yeast to initiate fermentation. This slow starting yeast saw an extended fermentation time, which was amplified by a week of further maceration. Gently working the skins by hand plunging the ferment and then basket pressing, resulted in a rich layering of flavours that is held bright and fresh by the natural acidity. This combination of fine and firm structure reminiscent of the variety’s Italian heritage while being balanced by the depth of layered flavours and expressions of a new world style.

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