Nestled in the unique region of Darling lies a place so wondrous, tranquil and enchanting that it's no surprise that Cloof are able to produce some exceptional wines including the Dusty Road range. Cloof Wine Estate is truly off the beaten track, but they are firm believers that it's often the road less travelled that leads you to places that will be etched in your mind forever and provide food for the soul. Each of their wines is created using Head Winemaker, Hennie Huskisson's passion for creating styles that reflect what this unique region has to offer and the high quality of grapes that are produced.
After harvesting the wine had 3 days of cold soak at 13ºC before innoculation with a French yeast. It then fermented for 2 weeks at 30 ºC until dry, before being pressed. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked of its lees and stored for a further 3 months before bottling.
Deep, dark red colour with purple tinge. Intense flavours of plums, blackcurrant and a hint of leather. This medium bodied red wine has a palate of ripe dark fruit, well supported by soft tannins.
Enjoy it with rosemary marinated lamb shank in buttered polenta or serve with a cold meat platter or grilled goat’s cheese salad.