Calcannia Wines, Clare Valley Miscela Cabernet Blend
Clare Valley Miscela Cabernet Blend
Miscela (Mish-Shell-A) pays tribute to the art of blending and of going ‘above and beyond’. Cabernet Sauvignon thrives on our Clare Valley vineyard, the above and beyond is Sangiovese, the Italian grape which we’ve coaxed to trophy-winning levels in
this vineyard with a touch of Shiraz to add luscious colour. The mature vines coupled with innovative thinking offers a rich intensity that is delightfully different to the Clare’s classic varietal styles.
REGION Clare Valley, South Australia
FRUIT 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Sangiovese, 12% Shiraz
TITRATABLE ACIDITY 6.2
WINEMAKING Vintage 2016 saw Clare high in quality. A stress free 2015 winter allowed the vines to store extra nutrients resulting in better crops. Spring saw good rains and little frost, along with advanced growing which lead to early harvest. Sourced from our estate vineyards in the northern ranges of the Clare Valley and vinified in small batches, the components were aged in French oak barriques for 18 months. The resulting Cabernet blend, Miscela, is an opulent wine with persistence and length.
COLOUR Dark garnet red with ruby hue.
AROMA Clove and plum blossom with scorched almond and porcini mushroom.
PALATE Firm silky tannins provide the backbone to this commanding style. Ripe dark chocolate, savoury cherry and blackcurrant fruits are complexed with plush French oak spice and a nuttiness akin to pecan pie.
CELLAR 8-10 years from vintage.
GOLD MEDAL - AWC Vienna 2019