Deep purple, magenta hue.
Intensely aromatic fresh raspberries, blackcurrants with hints of cherry cola and nuances of blueberries. Underlying nutmeg and savoury oak compliment the aromatic fruit profile.
Purity of fruit, raspberries, blackcurrant and blueberries dominate with nuances of satsuma plums. The palate is rich and juicy, integrated with oak spice and hints of black pepper. Good linear acidity backbone with subtle velvety tannins are met with generous fruit weight and persistence and fresh fruit on the finish.
Harvest Date: 8th April 2018 Baume: 13.3 Botted: October 2018
Wine Analysis Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.35 TA: 7.6
Handpicked from the Berry vineyard at Kuitpo in the southern Adelaide Hills, a North Facing Aspect with East-West row orientation and an elevation of 380m. Soil is a sandy loam over siltstone, Clone is 424 and the canopy is managed with strict vertical shoot positioning.
Destemmed only to ½ tonne open fermenters and soaked for 2 days prior to inoculation. Inoculated with a varietal enhancing yeast and plunged twice daily for 14 days. Pressed off skins directly to a three year old French Hogshead for secondary ferment. Left on lees and stirred monthly while maturing for 6 months. Racked and bottled at the Estate.
This light red was handcrafted to produce a unique blend bringing together friends from a number of grape varieties (Grenache, Tempranillo, Pinot and Barbera) and vineyards to for an afternoon or evening of relaxed and enjoyable fun.
Lifted red fruit with ripe plums, Morello cherry and dried herbs are integrated with a mild oak spice and hints baking spice. A perfect accompaniment to a games night with friends.
Only 42 x Dozen produced