- Mundus Vini - Gold
- CWSA - Gold
- New World Wine Awards - Silver
- AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge - Silver
- New Zealand International Wine Show - Silver
- Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze
Calcannia Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Nestled in the Clare Valley’s Stanley Flat region, is Calcannia. It’s moderate-continental climate enjoys cool nights and long warm summer days, retaining crisp acidity, balance and structure in our wines.
($22.4 member price ) | $28.00
A rare achievement
85.5% cabernet sauvignon, 9.6% merlot, 4.9% shiraz. Destemmed, open-fermented, cultured yeast, 10 days on skins matured for 18 months in oak. Cassis comes up to meet the nose before inhaling begins, and everything flows on smoothly and logically from that point on. Byrne is achieving things others can't, this a very good example from a vintage that wasn't a cake walk.
Dark purple with deep red. Licorice and spice with black current cassis. Up front sweet cherry and plumb fruits, which then gives way to licorice and black cherry. The medium-firm tannins on the end palate provides a well-balanced wine with length and character.