The Last Chance is a dramatically located, 2 hectare terraced vineyard perched in bright, clear air above the Earnscleugh Valley. It is one of the world’s most southerly vineyards and takes its name from the watercourse that runs through its heart, hand dug by gold miners in the 1860s.
The Two Paddocks` 2019 vintage experienced above average rainfall over the winter and spring, meaning soil water remained at luxury levels for vines over the entire growing season. Summer heat accumulated, and leaf removal and crop thinning were carefully employed to ensure that the vines had a balanced crop load, and fruit was clean. Harvest began on 6th April. Just under 75% whole bunches were used for the fermentation of this 2019 Last Chance, bringing beautiful freshness and fine aromatic depth.
Very bright, pale ruby in colour, the nose is attractive and freshly perfumed, with notes of cranberry, black cherry, violet and wild thyme. Full bodied and finely structured on the palate, it combines floral, mulled, spicy complexity with rich fruitiness, having a splendid, silky texture. The finish is bright and impressively long (for drinking 2023-2029+).