Clare Valley & Coonawarra, South AustraliaVintage:
Deep ruby red with a crimson hue. Classic Cabernet notes of berry compote and dark cherry combine with nuances of olive leaf and lifted red florals. The palate is lively with bright red berries and
dark cherry fruit. The wine has an even pull through the palate with fine tannins and a moreish finish. Drink By 2026.
Situated on the southern boundary of Coonawarra (Aboriginal for Honeysuckle), the old Penola Cricket Ground first saw a ball bowled in anger and the flashing cover drives of local champions in 1950, but was retired in 1996. The Barry family purchased the 30 acres of vacant land in 1997. To preserve the a little piece of the of Coonawarra cricketing history, the original pavilion was retained, and the vines, first planted in 1999, were positioned around the cricket pitch.
The bottle label depicts that of an anonymous cricket player playing Don Bradman's famous 'Cover Drive' stroke. ''The Cover Drive is one of the most classic shots in cricket.
Inspired to name the wine in honour of this masterly stroke after purchasing a retired cricket ground in 1997. It seemed only fitting to pay tribute to the history of the land.
Like a cover drive, this is a wine full of length and character, to be shared with friends.
Gold Medal : Royal Perth Wine Awards - 2020
Gold Medal : Royal Adelaide Wine Show - 2020