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 well suited to making Rosé, possessing larger, juicier berries that have lower skin to juice ratios, thus maximising flavour. Both vineyards are hand pruned and hard harvested and managed in a very sustainable way.
Picked earlier that would otherwise for a fuller bodied red wine, both vineyards were harvested around 12.5 degrees Baumé to ensure freshness and a savoury to red cherry flavour spectum was achieved. Only given one hour skin contact, both parcels were gently pressed off and cold settled before fermenting cool at 13 degrees for 3 weeks. The ferment was stopped leaving 2.6 grams per litre of natural grape sugar with 0.5% dry grown Mataro blended in to introduce some additional spicy and savoury notes.
Pale salmon pink in colour with brillant clarity and appearance.
Red cherries, fresh picked strawberries and a hint of potpourri combine on the nose.
A very inviting and fresh wine, bringing together the flavours of red cherries, oriental spices and rose petals, beautifully balanced with zesty natural acidity and a touch of naturally retained grape sweetness. Although made to enjoy whilst young, additional benefit will be attained from one to two years of careful cellaring.
2014 Killerman’s Run Shiraz: 12 Bottles for $150 (Only $12.50 per bottle)
The reclusive Alan Webster lived alone in the years after the second world war in the scrubland behind the Kilikanoon cellar door, west of the hamlet of Penwortham. Trapping rabbits, growing his own fruits and vegetables and making his own wines in a galvanised lean to, he was given the nickname 'Killerman' by Mort Mitchell and his friends when they were growing up, after Alan’s bush survival skills of 'kill em and eat em', thus the legend of Killerman was born.
Generally a warm and dry vintage, 2014 provided ideal ripening conditions to maximise enhanced flavour development and palate generosity. The Clare Valley’s celebrated terroir and elevation is essential for retaining high natural acidities, fruit freshness and fine grained tannins, which are instrumental in creating cellar worthy wines. All of our Killerman's Run range have been crafted through careful fruit selection, traditional winemaking techniques, sixteen months maturation in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and bottling unfi ltered to fully enhance the wines character and appeal.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson tints.
Aromas of dark cherries, smoked meats and toasty French oak seductively combine in a classic Clare driven style.
A textural and complex palate, its multicipity of dark fruits, licorice twist and brooding tannins wrapped in subtle French oak provide a lingering and persistent finish.
Kilikanoon Wines has a long standing relationship with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Kilikanoon Proprietor and Brand Ambassador Nathan Waks was a former Co-Principal Cellist for the SSO. Celebrating our partnership with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, our Cello wines offer exceptional value and are available to Cello Wine Club members exclusively.
The 2014 vintage was a rollercoaster from start to fi nish. A period of extreme heat struck in early January placing many vineyards under stress before a quenching rain event occurred bringing over 100mm to most parts of the Clare Valley. Weather patterns shifted to a much more autumnal theme, with cool nights and and warm days slowing the ripening process down and allowing the harvest to commence in a very calm and orderly way, before heavy rain again occurred in early March. Thankfully, the Cello Riesling parcels were picked by this time and so the overall result being Rieslings of great structure and balance with high natural acidities and fruit freshness.
Pale straw with youthful green tints and brilliant clarity.
Lifted notes of citric rind, lemon curd and fl oral perfumes saturate the senses.
A lively and fl avoursome palate, offering the mouthfi lling characters of lemons, orange blossom, hints of stonefruit and zesty natural acidity in a long and cleansing finish.
$250.00The release of the 2014 Prophecy Barossa Valley Shiraz, available only to Kilikanoon Wine Club members, has been vinified and blended from selected premium vineyards in the renowned Barossa Valley.
The employment of traditional winemaking methods, including open fermentation, basket pressing and bottling the wine unfiltered, has enhanced the structure and intensity of the wine. Twenty months maturation in French oak casks has further strengthened its cellaring potential and appeal.
Deep red in colour with youthful, crimson hues.
Strongly focused aromas of black cherries, dark chocolate and toasty French oak integrate easily.
Mid weight, yet plush and rewarding, the palate brings the noble flavours of dark cherries, licorice and fine French oak in a complex and persistent finish.
This exclusive back vintage release of the Prophecy Shiraz, available only to Kilikanoon Wine Club members, has been composed from selected premium vineyards in McLaren Vale.
Traditional methods of open fermentation, extended skin contact and basket pressing took place before transferring straight to a selection of new and seasoned small French oak casks. The wine was allowed to soften and mature for 16 months before final assemblage and bottling, both unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful, crimson hues.
Dark chocolate, espresso coffee, fresh licorice and some smoky wood char swirl on the nose, instantly drawing interest to the palate.
Densely constructed, with layers of texture and a creamy complexity, the palate balances the dark fruits, savoury notes, cocoa bitters and classically balanced oak nuances in a long and persistent flavour experience.