Blackbilly wine is produced using the famous vineyards of McLaren Vale known for wines of richness and diversity.
As a legacy of the once gone (almost!) fortified wine era, our region is blessed with plantings of vineyards that are now very old and in unique ‘terroirs’. Old bush vines, this wine from a single vineyard (over 100 years old), with tiny crops and berries are harvested by hand then crafted in our winery with minimal intervention to preserve the characters.
Colour: Deep red magenta with a brick red, light purple hue.
Nose: Ripe and fleshy invoking memories of Turkish delight, pot pourri and underlying raspberry fruit notes. Signs of oak maturation by way of a light cedar oak note but shows remarkable freshness.
Palate: A firm, tannic palate with some drying oak complexity. Quite fruity with integration and a long crisp finish and excellent length of flavour persistence. A hint of dark chocolate bitterness adds complexity.
Potential: This vintage has produced a wine worthy of medium term cellaring if you can due to the lower pH.
Vintage: 2016 was a warm season with little rain. A high quality vintage with low yields.
Delivery exclusion: NT, Dry Zones & International
Delivery Exclusions: NT, Dry Zones & International