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      Clare Valley
      Latitude
      Altitude
      400-500m
      Growing Season Rainfall
      200mm
      Mean January Temperature
      21.9°C
      Harvest
      Early March to late April
      Wineries
      56
      Website
      Cracka Rating 0

      About Clare Valley

      The beautiful Clare Valley wine region is nestled amongst rolling hills in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges. Dry Clare Valley Riesling is one of Australia’s classic wine styles. Vibrant lime juice, citrus and bracing acidity are signatures of Clare Valley riesling. They are magical wines with enchanting purity and a powerful sense of place. They improve with age and take on glorious honey and toasty characters over time. Wines born of the Polish Hill River district are tightly woven and austere, with great minerality and longevity. The Watervale area makes a more approachable and mouthwatering style. Elegant reds include perfumed, peppery shiraz and dark berried cabernet sauvignon with long, fine grained tannins. Cabernet sauvignon is often blended with malbec to make a distinctive regional style. Clare was first planted to vine in the early 1840s. It is a region of small family producers on a winding route scattered with charming villages, old stone cellars and historic pubs. A total of 5,450 ha stretch along the 35km valley today. The region can be divided into five main districts; Watervale, Polish Hill River, Sevenhill, Auburn and Clare. The moderate continental climate is tempered by a cool afternoon breeze and elevations of 200-500 metres. Variable topography and soils range through terra rossa over limestone, sandy loams, slate and fertile alluvials. Clare Valley producers led by Jeffrey Grosset championed the use of screwcap closures throughout the region in the late 1990s. Stuart MacGill uncorks the Clare Valley

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      2014 Pure Clare Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

      2014 Pure Clare Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

      Like your Cabs big, round and juicy? Then this Pure Clare Cabernet should be right up your alley! The Clare Valley can produce some absolute beastly Cabernets, and with this wine the volume of flavour has really been turned up to 11. It is bla...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Pure Clare Clare Valley Riesling

      2015 Pure Clare Clare Valley Riesling

      We at Cracka absolutely love Riesling, and the latest offering from the Team at Pure Clare has us super excited. Packed with fresh citrus and lavender aromas, a light fresh palate and limey, mineral acidity this is the perfect drink to pair with a...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Tim Adams Pinot Gris

      2015 Tim Adams Pinot Gris

      Tim Adams has a firm belief in Pinot Gris thriving in the Clare Valley so much that he’s planting more of the stuff, but try this wine and you’ll see why his vision is not deluded. An attractive pink colour that is so often a distinctive nuance of...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2012 Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz

      2012 Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz

      The wine has vibrant magenta colour with aromatics of cherry, plum, dark berries and chocolate, complemented by the oak-derived characters of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. The palate is full bodied with dark berry conserve flavours and bala...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Clare Valley
      NV Paulett Wines Trillians Sparkling Red

      NV Paulett Wines Trillians Sparkling Red

      We favour elegance and balance in our wines and have strived for this with our Trillians Sparkling Red. Always a selected blend (mostly of Shiraz Cabernet Merlot but not necessarily in that order), allows us to achieve our wish.  Secondary f...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Clare Valley
      2012 Mr Mick Shiraz

      2012 Mr Mick Shiraz

      Clare not only turns out excellent riesling, they do a pretty good job with medium-bodied reds, too. This offering from a good vintage and shows appealing, attractive smells of pepper and cinnamon spice, cassis, and a hint of deli-meat savouriness...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2012 Tim Adams The Fergus

      2012 Tim Adams The Fergus

      Grenache is normally associated with the Barossa or McLaren Vale but winemaking maverick Tim Adams was stuck for Cabernet and Shiraz grapes back in 1993 and bought this fruit of a neighbour. The rest is history. The wine was such a success it beca...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Wilson Vineyard Watervale Riesling

      2015 Wilson Vineyard Watervale Riesling

      This Rizza represents amazing value for money! From a single vineyard in the sub region of the Clare Valley called Watervale, this sub region is home to some of Australia's greatest Rieslings - Grosset, Leo Buring, Jim Barry, Kilikanoon to just na...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2010 Penna Lane Shiraz

      2010 Penna Lane Shiraz

      Here's a wine for lovers of bold, fulsome, Harley-riding shirazes that have seen some generous oak. It's a 'take no prisoners' style that shows lots of dark, ripe fruits and toasted coconut oak on the nose, with hints of pepper spice and chocolate...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Jim Barry Lavender Hill Off-Dry Riesling

      2015 Jim Barry Lavender Hill Off-Dry Riesling

      The name Jim Barry and riesling go together like two peas in a pod. This is a slightly sweet, citrusy wine that also shows hints of orange rind, stone fruits and limes. The palate is lighter-bodied, but quite plush with juicy citrus flavours, a ki...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Clare Valley
      NV Paulett Wines Trillians Sparkling Riesling

      NV Paulett Wines Trillians Sparkling Riesling

      Made from the second run of juice, which is cold settled to allow fermentation of clears over a two to three week period to ensure flavour retention. Secondary fermentation utilising the charmat process occurs off site, as our facilities do not a...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Clare Valley
      2013 TWP Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc

      2013 TWP Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc

      This 'Bordeaux blend' from Taylors has won a bit of bling from international wine shows already, and one sip will tell you why. There's plenty of juicy, plush plums and blackcurrants on the nose, along with hints of toasted cedar and leafiness. Th...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Clare Valley
      2009 Paulett Wines Aged Release Polish River Riesling

      2009 Paulett Wines Aged Release Polish River Riesling

      When you come across a riesling with a bit of age to it, they are well worth jumping into. This one from Paulett shows candied lime, citrus peel and subtle honey on the nose whilst the palate is lighter-bodied and delicate, with softer citrus and ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Clare Valley
      2012 Tim Adams Shiraz

      2012 Tim Adams Shiraz

      Tim Adams is a Clare Valley institution and his wines are superb expressions of the region. The wines are lovingly crafted in an artisan manner showing Tim’s talent for sourcing the perfect fruit. Turn on the hotplate and sizzle some steaks for th...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Paulett Wines Polish Hill River Riesling

      2015 Paulett Wines Polish Hill River Riesling

      The Paulett's have an enviable position. Not only are they smack-bang in the middle of what is perhaps the most desirable sub-region in the Clare Valley, they've also got one excellent view. The view doesn't affect how the wine tastes, yet you can...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2012 Sevenhill Inigo Shiraz

      2012 Sevenhill Inigo Shiraz

      Had a wine epiphany lately? The good folk at Sevenhill will be in a good position to assist as they come from a long line of Jesuit priests and their miraculous work in the vineyard is heavenly. Here’s a wine that reeks of regionality, the Clare V...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Crabtree Watervale Riesling

      2015 Crabtree Watervale Riesling

      On the back of the outstanding 2014, here is another stunning beast from 5 star rated Clare Valley wonder, Crabtree. From an excellent 2015 vintage in the Clare, this wines delivers exactly what Riesling drinkers demand! Lemon and lime blends in...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Clare Valley
      2008 Paulett Wines Andreas Shiraz

      2008 Paulett Wines Andreas Shiraz

      Here we have a rich and intense shiraz from Paullett that has been lavished with oak. Smells of dark, brooding black fruits and hints of red berries adorn the nose, together with toasted cedar, cloves and licorice. The palate is quite rich and ful...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley