The reputable wine region of Clare Valley is known for its mature vineyards, quality wines and great historical treasures. One such treasure is the Redruth Gaol, first built in 1856 in the township of Burra. It was the first gaol erected in South Australia outside of Adelaide and provided accommodation for Gaolkeeper Thomas Perry, his family and thirty prisoners. Perry was Gaolkeeper for 25 years and the gaol was often referred to as “Perry’s Hotel”. From the home of a Clare Valley icon comes Perry’s Key wines.
The Clare Valley is renowned as a premier producer of dry Riesling styles. The Perry’s Key Riesling displays
pale straw colour with green hues. It is highly aromatic, with lime, nectarine and floral tones. The palate shows pronounced citrus flavours with hints of passionfruit followed by a minerally, dry finish that is long and crisp.
The Perry’s Key Shiraz is medium garnet colour. Herbal, slightly oaky aromas are complimented by lifted cherry and hints of black pepper and liquorice. The palate is intense with strong cherry, liquorice and blackcurrant fruit. The finish is full and balanced with fine tannins providing excellent structure and weight.