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KILIKANOON Oracle Shiraz, Clare Valley 2003

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KILIKANOON Oracle Shiraz, Clare Valley 2003

Oracle is Kilikanoon’s flagship wine, released every year since 1998. It is typically a dense, full-bodied wine with generous black fruit and plentiful ripe grainy tannins supported by toasty oak. The fruit is sourced from select parcels of low yielding Shiraz vines in the Golden Hillside vineyards. Traditional vinification is employed; the wine is basket pressed and matured for 24 months in new and one year old French hogsheads.
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Oracle is Kilikanoon’s flagship wine, released every year since 1998. It is typically a dense, full-bodied wine with generous black fruit and plentiful ripe grainy tannins supported by toasty oak. The fruit is sourced from select parcels of low yielding Shiraz vines in the Golden Hillside vineyards. Traditional vinification is employed; the wine is basket pressed and matured for 24 months in new and one year old French hogsheads.
  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Region: Clare Valley
  • Code: KOS
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region Clare Valley

The Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is located two hours north of Adelaide in the Mount Lofty ranges. The region was settled by John Horrocks who encouraged his servant James Green to plant the first vines in 1842. Climate in the Clare Valley is continental with hot summers, cold winters and low rainfall that necessitates supplementary irrigation. Soils in the valley are predominantly red brown loams over shale, permitting excellent drainage. Many of the best vineyards are located at higher elevations of 400-500m on sites that take advantage of the cool breezes that funnel up the corrugation of hills from the south. The Clare Valley is renowned for its zesty fruit-pure Rieslings particularly from the sub-regions of Polish Hill and Watervale. The region also produces intense age-worthy sturdy reds from Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

Winery KILIKANOON

Kilikanoon Winery, based at Penwortham, was established in 1997 by Kevin Mitchell, an Adelaide University graduate and a Clare Valley winemaker down to his bootstraps. Initially the wines were based on Kilikanoon’s Golden Hillside suite of contiguous vineyards planted by Kevin’s father Mort during the 1960s and 1970s. Low input viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques are extensively employed evoking the idea of hand-made wines. Fastidious attention to detail and a burning ambition to make wines with clear regional definition and individual personality has quickly established Kilikanoon as one of Clare’s top producers.
ABN: 13 133 179 656
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