Entirely from a single block, utilizing a very high proportion of the prized Penfolds clone. Whole-bunch pressed, wild barrel ferment and ten months elevage. A selection of the finest barrels has resulted in in a reserve bottling with 40% new French oak, sourced from a combination of barriques and puncheons. Wonderfully complex, boasting citrus and peach stonefruit, tempered by judicious marriage of oak. Robust, concentrated, yet fresh and bound by impeccable structure. Will age gracefully however equally enjoyable fresh and unbridled with roast chicken or buttery Tasmanian Rock Lobster.
Varietal / Blend: Chardonnay
Decant: Not Necessary
Closure: Screw Cap
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Inspired by the great wines of the Old World, here you will find an interesting mix of wines thriving in the cool climate setting of Tasmania’s Meehan Ranges, presenting exceptional quality and superb value. The Clarence House vineyard is situated on a moderately sloping, rolling hill that faces north-east, enjoying the benefits of early morning sun without the harsh impact of late afternoon heat. With seven varieties of grapes planted in their vineyard. The winemakers live just down the road... at Pooley! Anna and Justin, of Pooley Wines, would arguably be the powerhouse winemaking couple of Australia. Having spent years making wine on different continents in their youth, they settled at their family estate in Tasmania where they have won countless awards and medals. Anna’s experience as a wine show judge proves invaluable during key blending decisions and both Anna and Justin work very closely with Clarence House proprietor David Kilpatrick. Situated just ten minutes from one another, the relationship was borne of a fruit supply and winemaking synergy, exemplified by David’s desire and Justin and Anna’s experience crafting cult, premium, cool climate wines.