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.
Widely planted across central and southern Italy, Montepulciano is still relatively unknown in Australia. It has amazing potential in Clare due to the effects of global warming, having been accustomed to the hot and harsh environment of the Mediterranean. Offering up bold, yet soft and plummy flavours, it holds its ample acidity to ensure the wines remain bright, fresh, and juicy. A very promising future as its reputation grows.
Fermentation was kicked off spontaneously by the yeast present in the vineyard and lasted 11 days. After basket pressing the wine was matured in seasoned French oak for eighteen months to add structure and complexity.
Dense, dark forest berries, toasty oak and dried herbs.
Medium bodied, bright red berry and cherry with bay leaf and clove combine to create a complex and elegant wine with a clean finish.