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Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography, a number of northeast slopes which catch the early sun yet shade the vines from afternoon heat. A natural endowment of rich Jurassic soils which impart wonderful mineral characters and textures into the finished wines. Limited yields of immaculate fruit, artisanal winemaking by leading vignerons of the apple isle, a no expense spared approach in the elevage and quality of oak, the wines of Clarence House are a treat for enthusiasts on a quest to procure the elusive vintages of an original Van Diemen's Chateau... Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»

Howling Wolves Claw Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
The majority of vineyard blocks contributing fruit for Howling Wolves are bordered by towering eucalypt trees that influence the grapes to develop distinctive qualities which are a trademark of Margaret River. This is particularly recognizable in the red varietals which take on unique mint and gum leaf characters. A spell of ageing under fine French oak further infuses the palate with vanilla bean and light spice.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$203.00
Howling Wolves retain access to the finest parcels of Cabernet and Merlot in Willyabrup. Grapes are harvested from blocks which have been earmarked on the basis of strong varietal definition and refined tannins, to a schedule determined by full physiological ripeness. Following a sorting and crush at the winery, the batches are treated to a cold soak for the extraction of flavour and tannins, before being inoculated by a selection of yeasts for temperature controlled fermentations in tank. Matured to soften the tannins and integrate the components under a selection of French oaks, followed by a 100% vegan fining to smooth the palate and make Howling Wolves approachable immediately on release.
Rich dark red colour. A delicious bouquet of mulberry, cherries and fruits of the forest. Blackberry and plums, red ruits and chocolate on the medium bodied palate, finishing softly on a note of fine balance. To accompany roasts, game dishes or a sauced poultry recipe.
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