Well structured yet elegant reds of great character and flavour.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Annie Wayman was a legend in the Clare Valley. She could always be relied upon to bring along sandwiches and a warm drink to harvesters and pruners at the turn of the century.
One evening Annie's horse and cart got bogged in a lane adjacent to one of the valley's best vineyards. Thus, Annie's Lane was born.
Wines from this and surrounding vineyards have appeared under the Annie's Lane label since 1996 and have become a huge hit with consumers and critics.
Clare Valley The 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot grapes were basically dry grown, with little water used. The majority of fruit was sourced from the Quelltaler vineyards in the Clare Valley with some fruit coming from the Barossa Valley.
The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed, then fermented in small 4 tonne open fermenters using heading down boards and pumping over. 40% of the Cabernet was left on skins for 20 - 30 days. The wine was then pressed in 100 year old basket presses and run off into new and seasoned French and American oak for up to 18 months.
Kangaroo or beef fillet with a reduced, sweetish beetroot jus, potato casserole and blanched young beans.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal, Hobart Wine Show 2009