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2021 The Clare Red Wine
Bordeaux varieties made in a Loire style - vibrant, bright fruits & soft tannins
Scored 18.5/20 by Matthew Jukes (Matthew Jukes). Read the review.
Scored 94 points by Campbell Mattison (Halliday). Read the review.
Varieties: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 13% Grenache, 6% Malbec, 6% Carignan & 2% Sciacarello
Vineyard: Vivian, Parish & Gullyview Vineyards
Planted: 1998 & 1930
Soil type: Red clay on limestone, 'Terra Rossa'
Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard
Processing: Destemm retaining ~ 50% whole berries, no whole bunch
Fermentation: Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily
Time on skins: 2 weeks
Pressing: Free run and pressings combined
Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days
Aging vessel: Slavonian foudre for 9 months, then racked to steel for 3 months
SO2: 17F, 30T
Production: 890 dozen