Tempranillo Sangiovese Clare Valley South Australia
Mr Mick is all about Mick Knappstein, decorated with the Order of Australia for his role in developing Clare Valley as an internationally renowned origin of world class wine. Knappstein mentored a young cellar hand named Tim Adams, whom he encouraged to complete his studies in oenology and take up winemaking as a profession. Adams now retains access to the finest vineyards in Valley Clare, he has selected those parcels of Tempranillo and Pinot Gris which can best achieve the generosity and allure so worthy of Mr Mick.
The ancient Mr Mick Cellar Door is situated across Lion Park oval, just two kilometres from the Tim Adams wineworks. A sultry cépage of the torrid Tempranillo and stately Sangiovese, are collated from good vineyards in the premier viticultural precincts of Valley Clare. Grapes are crushed and treated to a cold soak, extracting just the right amount of vibrant pink hue, juicy red berry flavours and light tannin from skins. Components are separately vinified in controlled fermenters, followed by assemblage, stabilisation and clarification. Mr Mick is promptly bottled, young and fresh, to retain light residual sweetness and vivacious fruit characters.
Bright salmon lozenge pink. Well perfumed, fruity nose, classically rose styled, offering lifted fragrances of juicy berries, some savoury scents and lolly notes. A fuller bodied palate, slightly off dry, showing a hint of strawberry raspberry sweetness supported by sensible cherry pith characters, crisp and balanced with just the right amount of acidity to strike the perfect balance.