Calcannia Wines, Clare Valley Shiraz
Clare Valley Shiraz
Nestled in the Clare Valley’s Stanley Flat region, is Calcannia. 130km due north of Adelaide, and 6 km north of the township of Clare, beside the Hutt River and the Clare Valley Racecourse. It’s moderate-continental climate enjoys cool nights and long warm summer days, retaining crisp acidity, balance and structure in our wines.
Region Clare Valley, South Australia
Titratable Acidity 5.6
Winemaking 2018 Clare vintage was exceptional in quality and average volume yields, being below the previous 2017 volume. The warm, dry weather helped produce intense colour and flavours. Judicious water usage in the dry patches and only minor frosts saw good canopy management and vine health. With just over 18 hectares, or around 43 acres, of Shiraz, our estate grown fruit shone in these conditions for a richness and concentration of flavour. Placed in older French barrels, and bottled with minimal filtration, the result is a true expression of Shiraz from the Clare Valley region.
Colour Imperial purple with vibrant magenta.
Nose An upfront bouquet of mulberry, blackberry and cherry.
Palate The Palate is alive with plush varietal Shiraz, showing intense spices of white and black pepper, cinnamon, and Star anise. Finishing with firm tight tannins and long lively palate.
Food Pairing Beer glazed lamb fillet with a crispy onion crust. Crispy chilli beef and fresh Asian Vegetables.
Release January 2020
Cellar to 2029
Mundus Vini Spring Tasting March 2020
London Wine Competition 2020
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2020
New World Wine Awards 2020
International Wine Challenge 2020
James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
2017 vintage - no release
GOLD MEDAL MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2019 Germany
94 POINTS WINE SHOWCASE Magazine 2019
Review 16+/20 POINTS JANCIS ROBINSON Julia Harding MW 2019