Nature deals some fine cards to ACES vineyards. But perfect grapes – like perfect poker hands – are rare indeed.
ACES’ Holger Clausen holds the cards: he knows how and where to source the world’s best varietals. ACES bets large on a select few partners who hand-cultivate extraordinary small plots within the most expensive terroir: the “blue chip” benches of California Central Coast, Patagonia and Barossa Valley. When fruit is anything short of perfect, ACES never bluffs – it simply folds on that year’s varietal… and awaits Nature’s next deal.
ACES’ growers adhere to a labour-intensive, low-yield regimen. Obsessive attention wins small but super-select yields of unparalleled flavor – one and a half to two tonnes per acre. ACES’ grapes are second to none.