1838 was the year Walter Thomson, with wife Jane, arrived in Australia and established a winemaking tradition. Faithful to his approach, our estate grown parcels are carefully tended by our vignerons to create wines of great intensity. This parcel of the alternative variety Sangiovese hails from the premium cool climate Clare Valley and displays savoury elegance and finesse.
REGION Clare Valley
TITRATABLE ACIDITY 5.9
WINEMAKING Grown in the Clare Valley, the richness of fruit in its natural state is protected and nurtured through minimal intervention in the winery. Careful use of French oak provides a support and complexity to fruit richness and regional expression.This unique blend of Shiraz and Pinot Noir was selected our Clare Valley vineyard. The Shiraz was chosen exclusively to blend with our distinctive Pinot Noir that was hand-picked for this premium blend.
COLOUR Regal deep ruby red.
AROMA The bouquet displays an array of intense rosemary, thyme, fresh tabaco, mixed spices and rich wild berries.
PALATE Fine linear silky tannin and rich mouth-watering array of intense black fruits and spices all brought together with lashing of cedar and fresh oak. It pairs well with oven baked quail and fresh seasoned vegetables, rich creamy blue cheeses along with dark chocolate and fresh fruit.
CELLARING Drinks well now and or cellar for up to 9 years from vintage with careful diligence.