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.
The 2014 vintage, with its cool nights, warm days and mostly dry conditions was perfect in slowing down the ripening process, elevating the distinctive regional fruit characters and seamless blend composition.
The Baudinet GSM blend is a more recent addition to our Clare Valley portfolio and one that pays homage to our affection for Rhone styled blends. Traditional winemaking techniques including open topped fermenters, basket pressing, fifteen months maturation in seasoned French oak hogsheads and bottling the final blended cuvée unfiined and unfiltered has increased both the wines appeal and cellaring potential.
Brick red in colour with deeper crimson tints.
Savoury meats, dark cherries, kitchen spices and subtle French oak notes feature prominently on the nose.
The perfectly scripted, Rhône styled blend, seamlessly coming together on the palate. The 50% Grenache providing the red cherries, vibrancy and perfume, the 40% Shiraz the robustness and texture and the 10% Mataro the savoury nuances, charcuterie and final persistence.