Origin: Clare Valley
Region: South Australia
Style: Mineral white
A pure and tightly wound wine showing the muscle and intensity of the low yielding East Coast site, and the fragile acid line synonymous with fine Tasmanian Chardonnay. A shy and somewhat restrained nose exuding white flowers, peach, green nectarine characters, and subtle hints of nougat and wood spice. On the palate, a bedrock of chalky minerality supports a core of intense stone fruit, framing its lingering acidity.
The name “Ministry of Clouds” symbolises the relinquishing of the past security and structure (Ministry), for the freedom, independence and adventure (Clouds) inherent in Julian and Bernice’s own venture. As James Halliday writes: “Trying to pick highlights is futile, simply because there are so many of them, and so few words available. No surprise Ministry of Clouds is one of my best new wineries for 2015.”