Konpira Maru ‘Gravy’ 2018


 92.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Nebbiolo, 2.5% Semillon

Clovely Estates Steinhardts Road Vineyard, Moffatdale, South Burnett, QLD.

Spiced Plum, Fig Jam, Amaro


“Definitely the most challenging wine of 2018 and a real statement for us. After the storms, a brutally hot finish to summer and our lower than average production in Queensland we were open to just about anything. Enter Cabernet. Very unique Cabernet, Cabernet so ripe it was more like sultanas. After a short lived tantrum, our thoughts turned to the major issue of supermarkets rejecting perfectly good products because they are mis-shaped or the like. Yes this was an extreme example and anyone in their right mind would have rejected it, but we thought fuck it let’s give it a go, a decision made after several goldys it must be said. 92.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Nebbiolo, 2.5% Semillon. Essentially a port style made naturally with no fortification. Semi-sweet red wine, quite an obscure style somewhat comparable to an Italian Chinotto,  Ruby Port hybrid. Some volatility on the grapey nose so give it a good swirl. Plenty of spice, dried herbs and savoury notes. Serve chilled for a great summer dessert wine, perfectly paired with a cheese platter or drink over ice Vermouth style with some orange peel.”

This wine will change yearly but $5 from each bottle sold will be donated to a charity doing great things that mean something to us.

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