Our Baudinet Blend is named after a partner in Kilikanoon, Bruce Baudinet, who owns the Clare Valley vineyard where the Shiraz and Mataro are grown.
A little warmer than the classic 2012 vintage, 2013 again delivered for the reds in Clare with the warmer ripening conditions beautifully tempered by the cooler nights, slowing down the ripening process and allowing the harvest to proceed at optimum ripeness for all three varieties.
The Baudinet Blend is a new wine for Kilikanoon and one that pays homage to our affection for French blends. Aged carefully for 16 months in well seasoned French oak and then bottled both unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Hints of roasted meats, dark cherries and black olives are seductively enhanced by the spicy, seasoned French oak notes.
A seamless blend of three of the most noble grape varieties from the old world; the majority Grenache providing the vibrancy and perfume, the Shiraz the texture and robustness and the Mataro, the savoury edge, charcuterie and palate persistance. Medium bodied with fine tannins and natural acidity complete the statement.