“McLaren Vale is our heartland,” and it is where Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood found their 11-hectare vineyard called The Chase atop the Onkaparinga Gorge. Between them they have thirty-five years of experience in wine & hospitality and they have a knack for tracking down the best grapes they can lay their hands on. They only created Ministry of Clouds in 2013 and in such a short space of time their poised, elegant wines have won a legion of fans.
A pure and tightly wound wine showing the muscle and intensity of the low yielding Derwent Valley site, and the fineness and acid line synonymous with the Coal River Valley. A shy and somewhat restraint nose exuding white flowers, peach, 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.