Releasing icon wines in the age of COVID has proved a challenge for some, but for others, like Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard winemakers (Napa-based) Chris Carpenter and (McLaren Vale icon) Peter Fraser, the tyranny of distance has been a non-issue.
At the beginning of each year, Chris and Peter traditionally spend 6 weeks together in McLaren Vale, walking and tasting in the vineyards. When Chris returns to the USA, they do the rest of their collaboration virtually. So, new for us, business as usual for them.
The following wines have just been released and have already lapped-up BIG reviews from the country’s leading wine writers. Please see below.