- South Australia
- Barossa Valley
When the Clarke forebearers discovered gold in 1870 at the Lady Alice mine in the Barossa goldfields, so began a family dynasty intrigued by geology. A fine legacy that is reflected today in the terroir of our vineyards. The Shotfire range immortilizes the Shotfirer's hazardous job of setting and lighting the charges in the mines.
Shotfire Quartage is based on the five traditional red varieties found in the Bordeaux region of France (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec). The Thorn-Clarke winemakers use at least four of the varieties to create the blend each year (occasionally, they can get over excited and use all five). The blend is a reminder to not only look to the future but also to keep an eye on the past and tradition.
A traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot & Merlot give this wine its deep inky red colour. On the nose, ripe plums and blackcurrant are complimented by notes of smoky bacon and spice. The palate is teeming with complex notes of black cherry, chocolate, anise and again the trademark blackcurrant. Firm tannins give the wine great length and density.
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