Kilikanoon `Prodigal` Grenache 2012 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Overview

One of the sentimental favourites in our Kilikanoon portfoilio, our Prodigal continues to shout out the virtues and unique expression of old vine Clare Valley Grenache.

An excellent all round season, 2012 was defined as a warm and temperate vintage, the Indian summer conditions perfect for allowing the late maturing vines to fully ripen whilst the cool evening temperatures promoted fruit freshness and varietal intensity.

Made as a blend from two sixty four year old single vineyards from the Watervale sub region, each parcel was vinified separately, basket pressed and allowed to carefully mature in seasoned French oak hogsheads for sixteen months, before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The grapes are grown on two 60-year-old vineyards in the Watervale district, open-fermented and matured in used barrels. The colour is excellent, full and bright, the fruits luscious and expressive, but with no jammy or confection notes. Controlled alcohol is a key to the wine that will repay cellaring if you wish, but is delicious now. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Red brick in colour with deep crimson hues.

Aroma

Heady garden scents, dark chocolate and cherry plums seductively come together on the nose, beautifully supported by lightly toasted French oak notes

Palate

A swirling melting pot of cocoa, cherry plums, and spicy oak char seamlessly combine with its fi ne natural acidity and silky tannins. A palate with serious aging

potential.

Cellaring

Potential of at least 10 - 12 years with careful cellaring

Food Matching

Crisp belly of pork with apple and horseraddish.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Grenache
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Kilikanoon Wines is a boutique winery with an international reputation, located in the heart of South Australia’s stunning Clare Valley. Since 1997 and his first Clare Valley vintage, founder and winemaker Kevin Mitchell has produced wines of individuality with strong regional and varietal definition. Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and now Hermitage terroir is all important, especially for their Shiraz, Riesling, Grenache and Cabernet single varietals.

Like many Australia winemakers Kevin Mitchell is highly trained in both the scientific and artistic sides of winemaking. He also comes from a long tradition of grape growing in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, where grapes have been grown and wine made since the 1850s.

The first Kilikanoon release was in 1998, with 1997 vintage Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and two 1998 Rieslings. Since that time Kevin has continually refined his skills and has produced a wide portfolio of Kilikanoon wines from some of Australia’s finest terroir.

Kilikanoon’s philosophy is to make the best wines from the best grapes, no matter where they are, so recently we went to France! We make wine in two regions- the Loire Valley and the Rhône Valley.

In late 2007 Kilikanoon, along with partners Janet Holmes à Court and Greg and Kerrie Paramor acquired Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most revered and historic wineries, established in 1851 and the home to one of the world’s finest collections of barrel-aged fortified wines, including the unique unbroken collection of Vintage dated 100 year old Para Tawny (port) dating back to 1878, when the first wines were laid down, not to be bottled for 100 years.They are delighted to celebrate our first decade. The next looks to be just as exciting.

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