The property was established in 1979 and further planted in 1996, but the core premium wines are made from their Burgundian varieties. All the fruit is 100% estate grown, and is farmed on small blocks with varying elevations and soil types, giving a unique palate to work with in the final composition of the wines. Hailing from the Bannockburn wine region north of Geelong in Victoria, Clyde Park specialises in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from their 13 hectares of cool climate vineyards. The vineyards are located on the hillsides above the Moorabool River, offering cool climate influence for the grape growing.
Clone MV6 planted '98. Like all the Clyde Park grapes, hand-picked, 8-day wild ferment with 20% whole bunches, matured for 8 months in French oak (20% new), 130 dozen made. Light, clear colour; the fragrant bouquet exudes red fruits and spices, the palate long silky, and delicious. Elegance and poise takes the day. Drink to: 2030; Price: $75.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2018; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
Medium to full red/purple colour, with a stony mineral aroma over smoky spicy pinot fruit. The wine is lean and taut, sinewy and tight, with some stony mineral characteristics on the palate as well as the nose, the back-palate showing some attractive fruit sweetness and succulence before a concluding wash of tannin. It became more floral and lifted with time in the glass. Lovely wine. Drink 2018 to 2028; Rating: 93 Points; Huon Hooke
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