Pontifex Wines is a Barossa Valley vineyard owned by Sam and Helen Clarke of Thorn-Clarke. Whilst still very much heavily involved with Thorn-Clarke, Pontifex is a separate, small family concern that revolves around their own 17 acre vineyard where they live, between Tanunda and Nuriootpa. They produce just two wines ? a Shiraz and a Grenache Shiraz Mourv?dre.
Deep red with vibrant purple hues. Aromas of rich dark fruit; blackberry, dark plum and blueberry with notes of dark chocolate, graphite and cedary spice. The palate is driven by layers of primary fruits; mulberry, blackberry and dark plum, with the exuberant fruit carrying all the way through the palate. Subtle French oak notes of cedar and spice add support and a complex lift to the palate. A wine with soft, ripe and mouth filling tannins with a long rich finish.