Clyde Park Single Block Block D Pinot Noir 2017

 

Block D, planted in 1998, is situated on the steep south-facing slope, consisting of dark brown volcanic clay -loams at the top, to black clay - loams towards the bottom.  This ferment is from the middle section of the block.  This low yielding block was fermented with 25% whole bunches and 9 months maturation with 20% new French oak.  This wine is powerful, complex with savoury meats and dark fruits on the nose, concentrated herb, smoky oak and undergrowth follow through to the fruit density, mid-palate flesh and long structural tannins.

A little about Clyde Park!

Clyde Park Vineyard was established in 1979 when the varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were planted on the property.
Further plantings since have increased the vineyard to 35 acres, expanding the original Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and adding Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. In all we have 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 our northeasterly slope provide exposure to sunlight, whilst the river flat area offers warmth and wind protection. Viticulturally the site produces the premium fruit of low yields providing balanced wines of great purity, complexity and finesse.

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We have owned Clyde Park for more than 15 years and have concentrated on developing premium quality cool climate wines, which today are sold across Australia and recently we have begun to export.

We are proud to be a James Halliday 5 star rated vineyard for a number of years, and our wines have won numerous awards.


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