It’s a medium bodied style that is great with pasta or red meats. ere are aromas of raspberries, musk and dried owers. e savory palate has hints of sour cherry and orange zest, with a slightly dusky finish.
Variety: 50% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, 20% Tempranillo
Harvest Date: Various picking dates from early to late March 2017
Vineyard Location: Northwest Vineyards
Geology / Soil Profi le: Deep, red rocky clay loam (derived from Cambrian Rock)
Viticulture Practices: Un-irrigated vineyards, zero tillage, grass sward between rows, cane pruned
Oenological Data: Yields – 1.5 tonne/acre
Production: 75 dozen (150 cases)
Bottle Packaging: 750 ml punted burgundy
Closure: Stelvin ROTP Screwcap
Cartons: 6 bottles in branded cartons stand-up
The 2017 Vintage Season:
2017 delivered excellent spring rains and occasional summer rainfall. The harvest was plentiful with delayed ripening. Despite the rain, the vines remained healthy and there was little pressure from pests and disease.
All the grapes were estate grown, sourced from north facing slopes of the Dowd’s Lane vineyard. e block supporting the grenache and tempranillo is rocky and elevated and exposed to the hot summer winds. The vines are unirrigated and very low yielding. They are cane-pruned by hand, and wrapped to a single wire trellis to encourage some bunch shading during the heat of summer.
The grapes were harvested over a period of 4 weeks. The Tempranillo was early to ripen and the Grenache was late. The Grenache was aged in inert containers (no oak) and the Shiraz and Tempranillo aged in old oak. Blending took place in early 2018 and the wine remained in tank until bottling in September 2018. The wine was neither filtered nor fined.
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