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Scorpio— 2019 DORMILONA 'Clayface' Cabernet Sauvignon


Winemaker Jo Perry’s use of amphora has created a cool, yet complex expression of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. In alignment with the Scorponic penchant for patience and poise; a limited expression and one that will continue to develop in the years to come. 

This is a wine of great depth, with characters hidden and emerging - much like the seething, emotional undertones of Scorpio. 

Dark and enigmatic, this drop feels wild and unattainable. The allure of the aroma; intoxicating, powerful, intense. Smells warm, looks dark, feels resinous. Notes are layered, integrated, in an amorphous haze. 

Blackcurrant, black plum, blueberries, wild bramble, bay leaf and a prominent peppery-capsicum character. Wholly seductive, with power-fine tannins drawing you back in. This drop won’t let you go easily.

Surface composure meets eruptive undertones. Transcendent and potent.


Winemaker’s notes

'Clayface Cabernet is purely made in amphora. Hand harvested grapes then destemmed into Italian Amphora. Plunged daily by hand then sit to macerate on skins for 5 months. Basket pressed off skins back to Amphora to allow to settle beforehand bottling on a bright sunny fruit day.'


Scorpio Season - October 24 to November 22

Ruler | Pluto & Mars - Element | Water - Quality | Fixed


Scorpio, the perfect storm.

As enigmatic as the ocean. Magnetic in your tidal pull. Calm to the surface while complexity reigns beneath. Depth, danger and complexity. Electric and transformative, you are the perfect storm.

Coveted emotions. You feel so strongly yet express so rarely. Constrained by a well-controlled nature. A friendly, open approach is your pretence for privacy. You invest so much in others yet reveal so little of yourself. Still, as reserved as you may try to be, your intensity cannot be ignored.

You sparkle with hypnotic magnetism; a transfixing force iconic to Scorpio. A dangerous allure, energetically polarising; you attract yet repel. Protective of the inner workings of your psyche. Mystery illuminated by fire; desire. It’s this air of ambiguity that makes you so seductive.

Ruled by both Pluto and Mars your energy is transformation, destruction and force. Patient to a point. The provocateur quickly becomes the victim. The sting of the Scorpion may be unspoken, but it is surely felt. A dark cloud descends. Amorphous, unbridled; a deluge.

Your soul’s purpose is to protect and contribute. A powerhouse of strength, drive and determination, collaboration is to resist the urge for control. Temper your ego and open your empathy. Aspiring to contribute your energy to a collective cause will bring you more meaning than going it alone. You are innately protective of others, profoundly paternal and completely loyal in love.

Passionate, powerful, volatile, creative and mesmerising. In a word; addictive.