Villain and Vixen GSM

2021 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.

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Vineyard

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

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Average Winter rainfall | Above average Spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring to early Summer | No extreme heat events
Upshot: Consistent flowering and fruit set | Healthy leaf/canopies | Controlled development

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry Summer and Autumn
Temperature: Below average daytime temperatures | Cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Extended even flavour development | High natural acid | Wines of power and elegance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | partial extended skin maceration | partial whole bunch addition
Oak: Seasoned French | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.59 | Acid – 6.1g/L | RS – <1.0 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 17th February – 30th March 2021 | Bottled: December 2021 | Released: March 2022

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Floral |Strawberry | Raspberry | Peppercorn | White Pepper | Nutmeg
Texture: Fleshy mid-palate | Linear acid line | Fresh and vibrant throughout

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Blue Tongue Lizard
Vehicle – Peugeot 3008 SUV
Musical – Classical Guitar