Clandestine Vineyards Shiraz 2020 – Mount Barker, Australia
Hayview Vineyard, Mount Barker WA, planted 2001, north-south facing rows, a hilltop with a southerly slope, loam over ironstone soils, pesticide and herbicide-free vineyard practices.
Machine picked, 7 days on fermentation on skins in open fermenters with hand plunging twice daily, natural cultured yeast, tank pressed, 10 months in seasoned French oak barriques on lees and then matured in stainless steel tank to settle prior to bottling.
Purple and bright in colour, floral and lifted spice bouquet with hints of oak. Cherries and red fruits collide across the palate with earthy, graphite notes giving added texture and interest. Sweet and savoury at the same time, the wine completes its palate journey with white pepper notes & fruit generosity while the older oak lends a rounded, soft, elegant and juicy long finish. Minimal filtration, vegan fined and minimal sulphur on bottling to keep the wine fresh and lively.
Minimal filtration, vegan fined and minimal sulphur on bottling to keep the wine fresh and lively.
Pair with winter braises, slow-cooked and/or smoked meats (American style brisket or short ribs), or northern Italian cuisine.
94 POINTS – Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
93 POINTS – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
94 POINTS – Erin Larkin, James Halliday Wine Companion
91 POINTS – Rob Geddes, MW
About Clandestine Vineyards
The Clandestine Vineyards project holds the key to locked away secrets. With fruit sourced from some of the most exceptional, yet difficult to access sites in South and Western Australia, paired with the perfect winemaker, each hand-picked with the same discretion as the fruit itself. Tied to no one location, GI, or house style, we create extraordinary wines from unplundered fruits that lay beyond the reach of most.
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