Edition – Cadenzia Release
The Cadenza is an outstanding virtuoso passage or flourish
improvised by a solo performer towards the end of a musical
performance. After its introduction in the 18th century, the
Cadenza was encouraged as a mark of respect of the player
or singer, who was expected not only to display virtuosity
but also to allude to the themes of the movement as written
by the composer.
to McLaren Vale, Cadenzia has been introduced
as an annual winemaking challenge that acknowledges
the outstanding skills of the region’s winemakers. While
there are clear guidelines for Cadenzia, which must include
more Grenache than any other variety, winemaking improvisation,
innovation and blending skills remain the foundations
of the movement.
Gate Joins 10 Wineries to Release Cadenzia under Zork
Other wineries to join the Zork movement with Cadenzia are
III Associates, d’Arenberg, Dog Ridge, Gemtree, Kangarilla
Road, Penny’s Hill, Pertaringa, Richard Hamilton, Shingleback,
and Yangarra Estate. Be sure to check them all out after their
official launch on the 20th of October.
ZORK is a revolutionary new wine closure that seals
like a screw cap and pops like a cork and is set
to change the way wine is packed and sold. Representatives
from all levels of the wine supply chain have praised ZORK
as an elegant solution to the technical challenge
of closing a bottle without spoiling the wine.
is a unique closure that has been developed to replicate
the performance of a screw cap and can be applied to a standard
bottle with total consistency that neither requires
a corkscrew nor a twist from the wrist to open it.
To remove the Zork seal from the bottle requires pulling
on the tear tab, which unwinds revealing a polyethylene
plug and when extracted from the neck of a standard wine
bottle, releases a cork-like pop.
is a two piece design which incorporates a piece of alumina
foil that sits between the cap and the plunger. This design
incorporates the proven metal barrier technology of the
screw cap. The designers have replicated the oxygen barrier
of screw cap, as the Zork foil liner prevents any oxygen
transmission occurring. Unlike screwcaps, a Zork seal can
be used on any bottle shape. The bottle can be resealed
once removed; while another great feature is that the product
is totally recyclable and requires very little energy use
in its manufacture.
Hawkers Gate Cadenzia
In true improvisational style, the Hawkers Gate Cadenzia
is a blend of 55% 2004 dry-grown Grenache and 45% 2002 Shiraz
- a most interesting wine!
colour is deep red with purple hues, while
the nose shows a complex blend of red and black
fruit aromas with savoury notes and a smoky bacon background.
On the Palate the wine is a medium bodied fruit
medley with supporting vanillin oak and smooth and silky
tannins. Expect it to cellar for two to four years.
Hawkers Gate Cadenzia will be available for tasting and
sales on Saturday the 23rd of October at the Visitors
Centre in McLaren Vale. The Shiraz and Chardonnay
will also be there, so drop in and have a look.