Variety: Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Malbec 25%
Vineyard: Derwent Valley Estate grown
Vineyard Management: 100% Certified Biodynamic
Geology: Mix of two terriors; grey gravelly loams over clay, and red loam over gravel
The Chicane is a progression from our Merlot. We found over the years that blends of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon performed better than straight varietals at our site. These varieties are performing more consistently with better maturity, thus providing more blending options for the Chicane blend. The Chicane has the characteristics of a firmer Tasmanian red wine that deserves to be drunk with food, it is the grandfather of red grape varietals, it represents generosity and pleasure while maintaining freshness.
The nose consists of plum pudding, stewed fruit and perfumes of lifted spice. The tannins are fine & lean with a well rounded mouth feel. Classic style, savoury, rhubarb & strawberries.
Cellaring 10 years+