Chiaro (key-ah-row) is the bright, lively, modern wine in our range.
This 2016 vintage is made from Tempranillo (86%) and Grenache (14%). Sam and Bernie handpicked the Tempranillo on four different days earlier in the season, with 20% whole bunch in the ferments.
Inspired by a traditional process, we made a small batch by drying lower ripeness bunches on racks for two weeks, before crushing and fermenting. The Tempranillo has a complex range of bright berry characters together with some richer flavours from the dried batch.
The Grenache adds more perfumed characters and a hint of rose petal. To preserve its beautiful freshness this wine is unoaked, bottled early and ready to drink now.
We have taken the word Chiaro from the Italian art term ‘chiaroscuro’ which describes the use of light and shade. ‘Chiaro’ is light, and ‘scuro’ is dark.