Sourced from 20 year old vines from the McKays Vineyard, planted amongst the limestone and slate soils of Watervale. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed and cold fermented as whole berries, finally seeing 6 months in old French Oak. A medium to light bodied wine, the 2018 is fresh and youthful in the glass, showing bright red with purple hues. The nose has hints of cloves and asian spices, along with dark cherry and satsuma plum characters. The palate shows a good core of dark and red fruits balanced with a sway of firm tannins. The wine finishes with savoury dark earth characters.
Clos Clare is a fascinating Clare Valley venture owned by the famous Barry family , and run by the youngest generation of Barrys, Tom and Sam. They purchased the iconic clos Clare vineyard in 2008 and have since taken both the Rieslings and recently added reds to a previously unmatched level of quality.