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Harvested from premium vineyards throughout the Clare Valley, bunches are handled to develop the unique personality of each vineyard. The Kilikanoon vineyards range across all three valleys that create the unique environment and region known as the Clare Valley.

Vintage Conditions

A dry and warm vintage, 2020 delivered small yields of highly flavoured fruit. The lower-than-average rainfall between December and harvest resulted in the grapes rapidly entering verasion and developing its colour. Shiraz thrived under these conditions, with mild nights and warm days, the shiraz ripened on the vine and began 'bagging' early, further concentrating the flavours naturally in the grape.

Winemaking

With the vineyards spanning the length of the Valley, parcels were able to be harvested at opportune time as the berries developed their rich flavour profile. Crushed into stainless steel tanks, the grapes were allowed to naturally begin fermentation. Once completed, the skins were pressed, and the wine placed into new and seasoned French oak hogsheads for 12 months. Once each batch softened, a blend that shows the refinement and richness of cooler climate shiraz was compiled but selecting barrels out of each batch.

Kilikanoon Wines

2020 Covenant Shiraz

2020 Covenant Shiraz

Overview

A Covenant is an agreement, a pact, a promise made between people. In this sense Kilikanoon has made a covenant to our consumers to guarantee quality. The Covenant is a classic example of Clare Valley Shiraz, selecting the very best fruit that represents the regions elevated distinctiveness and regional signature. It is a true representation of the benefits of multi-site blending across the Clare Valley.
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Place

Harvested from premium vineyards throughout the Clare Valley, bunches are handled to develop the unique personality of each vineyard. The Kilikanoon vineyards range across all three valleys that create the unique environment and region known as the Clare Valley.

Vintage Conditions

A dry and warm vintage, 2020 delivered small yields of highly flavoured fruit. The lower-than-average rainfall between December and harvest resulted in the grapes rapidly entering verasion and developing its colour. Shiraz thrived under these conditions, with mild nights and warm days, the shiraz ripened on the vine and began 'bagging' early, further concentrating the flavours naturally in the grape.

Winemaking

With the vineyards spanning the length of the Valley, parcels were able to be harvested at opportune time as the berries developed their rich flavour profile. Crushed into stainless steel tanks, the grapes were allowed to naturally begin fermentation. Once completed, the skins were pressed, and the wine placed into new and seasoned French oak hogsheads for 12 months. Once each batch softened, a blend that shows the refinement and richness of cooler climate shiraz was compiled but selecting barrels out of each batch.

Acidity
6.7 g/L

Alcohol
14.5%

Cellaring
Enjoy now until 2028

Closure
Screw cap

Maturation
Seasoned French oak hogshead for 12 months

Size
750mL

Varietal
Shiraz

Vintage
2020
Download Tasting Notes View full details
  • Appearance

    Deep red in colour that carries all the way through to the hue of the wine.

  • Nose

    Spice plum and blackberry bramble aromas overlay soft sandalwood and dried herbs.

  • Palate

    Bright aromas of mulberry with subtle notes of spiced coffee are carried onto the palate which is dominated by spiced black plums and dried tea leaf. The wine has hints of fine French oak that seamlessly appears and drives the persistency on the finish. This wine is in its prime now and will enrich with time over the decade.

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