Clarence House

Clarence House Estate was established in the early 1800’s on land at Clarence Plains, a fertile valley some 6kms east of the settlement of Hobart that is now becoming enveloped by suburban crawl. The clay and loam soils of Clarence Plains (Pass road, Rokeby) have provided over 200 years of sustainable traditional agriculture. The successful establishment of crops on Clarence Plains was vital to the survival of Hobart Town. When new settlers arrived from Norfolk Island in 1808, some were granted land in the Derwent Valley, and others upon Clarence Plains. “I never see so fine crops (sic); the season has been so very fine and plenty of grass.” Reverend Robert Knopwood, Clergyman, 1825. Originally the property was used as a market garden supplying businesses in Hobart Town. The present stables were built in 1828 and the house completed by 1832. It is now one of the 12 oldest houses in Australia. The property was purchased in the late 1990’s by consulting cardiologist, David Kilpatrick who established the vineyards and gardens. The first vines were planted in 1998 and the first wines produced in 2002. The vineyard is planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Spain's principle red grape varietal Tempranillo; a rarity in Tasmania. There is also a tiny amount of the rarer Pinot Blanc; one of the most important varieties in the cool, high wine country behind Venice in north-east Italy.

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  • Spending 18 months maturing in French Oak, a mix of 2 to 3 year old and a portion (20%) new, this wine certainly has some very rich texture. Deep blackcurrant and blackberry fruits on the nose with nice grip from some fine tannins and support from the charry oak. Try this with Roast Lamb Shoulder.

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  • Possessing serious depth of flavour. The wine was initially tannic and as a result it was given an extra year on oak and during this time made a remarkable transition to a classic merlot. Smooth but full bodied this wine will be good for at least ten years. Notes provided by Clarence House.

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  • Our Pinot Blanc is a dry but fruit flavoured wine usually drunk relatively early. This wine is one of the only of its type grown in Australia and is similar to a Pinot Gris in flavour but somewhat fresher. Excellent with all food or as a stand-alone wine.

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  • An outstanding Tasmanian pinot with complexity but still full of fruit. This wine can be drunk now or matured for more than10 years. The fruit used in this wine is from the original 1998 planting, approaching a decade in maturity and starting to reflect more of the earthy and nutty flavours of a true Burgundy.

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  • This wine was made from ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from a good year for Tasmania. The wine was matured in oak for twenty months by winemaker Justin Bubb at Pooley Wines and represents the typical characteristics of the blend. Drinkable early but should keep for ten years.

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  • The Clarence House Reserve Chardonnay was made by Justin Bubb and Anna Pooley from Clarence House's own estate fruit. This wine is made to reflect the characteristics of cool climate Chardonnay. It is lightly wooded in French oak and will increase in complexity over the next five years. With similar balance and flavours to a Grand Chablis it can be served...

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  • The 2010 Reserve Merlot was produced by Alain Rousseau under the Clarence House Reserve label. The Merlot grape ripened exceptionally in 2010 giving a distinctive flavour. About 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon was blended to increase the tannins. This Reserve wine was in French oak for 20 months and has the complexity associated with the mature Merlot grape....

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  • The richness of the deep garnet colour to the eye indicates that a treat is on the way. Lucious dark cherry and plum fruits with hallmark Coal River Valley spicy greet the nose. The palate is intense yet possesses a lovely finesse with hints of delicate savoury oak very much in the background. Very much a keeper; enjoy this wine with a hearty roast beef...

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  • Best new world Tempranillo in Australia. Spicy, cherries and cola, good weight and length. Nicely supported by a combination of new and older French oak barrels from 20 plus months in barrel. The vine age for this wine is just shy of 20 years. Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.

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  • Clarence House was built in 1830 on land which was originally the market garden for the City of Hobart. The present owner, David Kilpatrick, first planted vines on the north-east slopes of Clarence Plains in 1998. This Sauvignon Blanc was made by Julian Alcorso at Cambridge as a dry, crisp wine which expresses the vegetal and fruit chracteristics of the...

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  • The Clarence Plains JV (Jeune Vignes) Pinot Noir has proved a revelation; a very popular style with loads of generous fruit and great length. Mid crimson red in colour this wine demonstrates the characteristics of quality cool climate Pinot on the nose and palate. Lovely cherry fruits sit in balance with supportive oak and acidity to produce the extended...

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