Block E is situated on the North Facing Slope of the Clyde Park Vineyard – hand pruned, trained and harvested. Planted in 1996, this unique parcel was fermented separately with indigenous yeasts and 40% whole bunch inclusion.
About this Wine
Block E is situated on the North Facing Slope of the Clyde Park Vineyard – hand pruned, trained and harvested. Planted in 1996, this unique parcel was fermented separately with indigenous yeasts and 40% wholem bunch inclusion before 9 months maturation in 30% new French oak puncheons.
"Very fine contemporary Australian shiraz, here. Real thrust of cherry and boysenberry fruit flavours juxtaposed against a parry of fine-grained tannins, almost ferrous, meshed with saline acidity. Long, too, with batons of iodine, black olive and a smear of tapenade tossed across a peppery weave." 95pts - Ned Goodwin - 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.