The Chain of Ponds story began in 1985 with the planting of a small pilot block to test the suitability of several emergent grape varieties to the cool climate of Chain of Ponds vineyards at Gumeracha. The success of that exercise and the skill of our wine maker have captured the unique characteristics of these varietals in an innovative range of wines. The Pilot Block label is our recognition of that pioneering vineyard. Deep dark plum red with a slight purple hue. Aromas of ripe plums and dark cherries with a spicy cinnamon overlay and hints of vanilla and mocha. The palate is rich, with dominant blackcurrant and hints of dark plum and blackberry. Good tight acidity and smooth velvety tannins complement the spicy backbone of supporting oak. An underlying savoury character gives the wine an extra layer of complexity. The wine has great depth and length and would prove to be the ideal accompaniment to any red meat or game dishes or with a cheese platter.
You know when you buy Chain of Ponds that you are buying with the confidence that every detail has been taken into consideration when making this wine. You know you love the region and now its time to savour everything she has to offer. CHAIN OF PONDS WINES-BRINGING YOU EXCELLENCE IN A BOTTLE.
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