Nose: Aromas of green apple, lemon cream and floral notes, faint hints of strawberries, brioche, fresh baked bread and salted cashew nut.
Palate: Fresh, vibrant palate, with a creamy mousse and fine bead. The fresh green apple and citrus notes, along with the toasty brioche follows through on the palate. Vibrancy, balance and elegance being the key to this wine, with a refreshing acid line and the fruit to match it.
Both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes were picked at night. The grapes were then crushed and de-stemmed immediately to ensure minimum skin contact and phenolic extraction. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were fermented separately under cool conditions to ensure delicacy of the base wine, these base wines were then blended to obtain desired characters for the finished wine. The base wine was re-fermented and left on lees for six months to maximise mouthfeel and complexity.
The Thorn-Clarke family are known as sixth generation wine region employees, establishing a winery to solidify their presence in the region. Wines are styled for premium consumption, with vineyards being paramount in the winemaking process. Grape growing is the primary activity, wine producing a by product of the years of experience with the vines. Thorn Clarke is a Barossa Valley based winery that sources fruit from premier vineyards in the Eden Valley and Barossa Valley. The individual vineyard sites are Mount Crawford and Milton Park (Eden) and Kabininge and St Kitts (Barossa). Whites are left to Eden Valley, reds to Barossa Valley. Modern winemaking techniques are applied in their updated and modern winery. Technology assists in the production of cleanly made, volume brands that convey their regionality but ultimately are style for easy, early consumption.