Villain and Vixen GSM

2020 vintage

Beyond the single vineyard estates, Hentley Farm produce a portfolio of modern wines sourced from select vineyards across the Barossa including a range of wines under the Villain & Vixen label.
As villains against convention we favour vixen like elegance, textural wines with enhanced vibrancy of fruit and varietal characteristics.

$24.50

Vineyard

Barossa: Regional Barossa Blend | Including sites from; Western Barossa, Eden Valley, and Williamstown
Upshot: Complexity | Intense and vibrant flavour profile

Vintage

Pre-Vintage
Rainfall: Late Winter rainfall | Consistent Spring Rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring leading to early Summer
Upshot: Healthy leaf canopies | Hot Summer protection | Slow development

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry Summer and Autumn
Temperature: Hot January and February | Mild Autumn
Upshot: Delayed and extended harvest | Vibrant colours and powerful fruit | Wines of power and elegance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Partial extended skin maceration | Partial whole bunch addition
Oak: Seasoned French and American | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 15% | pH: 3.63 | Acid: 6.3g/L | RS: <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 5th - 20th March 2020 | Bottled: December 2020 | Released: January 2021

Profile

Sensoral Information
Profile: Floral | Peppercorn | Blueberries | Vanilla bean | Fennel seed
Texture: Grippy tannins | Soft savory finish | Fresh and vibrant throughout