".... whole-bunch pressed for full solids wild ferment in French oak (60% new), matured for 10 months. A very complex struck match bouquet, the palate leaving 10-15 seconds to throw its irresistible power....." 97pts - James Halliday
About this Wine
"P58 clone planted '95, whole-bunch pressed for full solids wild ferment in French oak (60% new), matured for 10 months. A very complex struck match bouquet, the palate leaving 10-15 seconds to throw its irresistible power that has a whole grapefruit crushed into a health juice. This is highly polarising, more Burgundian that Australian. Made by Ray Nadeson." 97pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
About the Winery
"The quality of the wines is consistently exemplary" - James Halliday
Clyde Park Vineyard was established in 1979 by none other than Gary Farr of Bannockburn / Br Farr fame. Under the current owners, Sue Dixon and Terry Jongebloed, further plantings since have increased the vineyard to 35 acres, expanding the Chardonnay and adding Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. In all 7 clones of Pinot Noir, 6 clones of Chardonnay, 2 clones of Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc and a sole clone of Pinot Gris.
The site consists of undulating north easterly slopes. The soil varies from silt/clay to sandy loam with basalt over a limestone base. Plantings on the north easterly slope provide exposure to sunlight, whilst the river flat area offers warmth and wind protection.