Full palate with weight, length and varietal expression. Juicy characters, defined rustic flavours and integrated drying tannins.
King Valley, Victoria.
Ruby red in colour with purple hues.
Complex fruit aromas of black cherry and raisins integrated with savoury charcuterie like characters, earthiness and rusticity.
Full palate with weight, length and varietal expression. Juicy characters, defined rustic flavours and integrated drying tannins. Textural finish.
A mild but early start to the season was followed by good spring rain and a warm January allowing fruit to be harvested at optimal maturity in March.
Fruit was sourced from our two King Valley estate blocks. Serious shoot and bunch thinning was followed by hand picking. 10% of the fruit was cane cut and partially vine dried to give some extra concentration and rusticity. Fruit was 100% destemmed to small static fermenters. The berries were cold macerated for 5 days prior to a 10 day ferment. The fruit was then left on skins for 3 weeks for tannin extraction and subsequent softening of the palate. 40% of the blend volume was filled to older, large format oak casks to promote evolution of the wine while avoiding too much oak flavour. The balance was held in tank for freshness.
Alc/Vol : 13.5 % pH : 3.57 TA : 5.5 g/L
Ready for immediate enjoyment now but will reward with cool cellaring for 3 to 5 years.
Try with pasta alla puttanesca