Our Kilikanoon winemaking team push the boundaries each harvest, seeking out new varietals and creating new styles to entice wine lovers. Delving into the sub regions of the Clare Valley provides an endless world of possibility; diverse microclimates, soils and aspect, all combine to provide a rich palette for experimentation. It is through this lens that we bring you Kx; Kilikanoon’s Small Batch wines.
Malbec remains a rarity in the Clare Valley. Co-fermented with the Cabernet Sauvignon, it adds a fragrance and deep colour crafting a unique and rare gem, found in few other regions. With a meaty, savouriness on the palate, the structure is elegance and polished. A fine wine, too good not to enjoy now.
The Cabernet and Malbec from Trillian’s hill were co-fermented on skins for 10 days. After pressing, the wine was matured in oak for 18 months at which time it was racked and blended with the Fareham’s component. This helped give the wine some lift and freshness before going back into oak for another 12 months.
Blackcurrant, liquorice and clove with hints of cedar and dark chocolate
The aromas carry through with a raspberry-like acidity and firm, superfine tannins. The finish is quite savoury with flavours of cured meats and umami.