2018 Domaine Clarendon BDX
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The 2020 release of Domaine Clarendon BDX is an exciting edition that presents sophisticated depth and concentration of Merlot and charismatic Cabernet overtones. Ready to drink, this release promises to compliment the finest of dining experiences. This 2020 edition reflects an equal 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon composition. Arriving at 13.0% it is elegantly weighted and not overly extracted, prime for early enjoyment. Taste pure cassis and wild mulberry fruits with a veil of autumnal earth and lead pencil shavings in the background. There is coco powder and cedar shaving on the layered and medium weighted palette. Hedonistic.
Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. A sprawling hillside region 10 kms North East of McLaren Vale town centre famous for its added comparative elevation and abundant hillside aspects whose rich ironstone and deep sand deposits forge individual and highly fragrant wines. The Merlot was planted in 1990 and the Cabernet 1995 and represent excellent younger vine material used for the composition of the Domaine Clarendon BDX. This site has a Eastern aspect and is located at 220 metres above sea level and represents Blewitt Springs’ lower altitude terroir with heavy sands across limestone.
Dryish conditions across 2019 winter saw very light fruit set in mid September. Dryish conditions continued and veraison occurred early in 2020 January and picking occurred shortly thereafter in mid February. The light crops then ripened under perfect conditions with cool Summer nights and demonstrate wines of rich fruit intensity and highly integrated structures and acidity.
Low yielding, dry grown vines from the Blewitt Springs region in McLaren Vale were hand-picked and followed by a 60% whole berry, wild yeast fermentation. All pressings were returned to barrel and eventually bottled onsite without fining or filtration after 18 months in French Oak.
18 months, within a hierarchy of 1-5 year old tightly grained French Oak. Bottled at the winery with no fining or filtration.
50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, Vines planted in. 1990.
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