Villain and Vixen Shiraz

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

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

Vintage

Pre-Vintage
Rainfall: Late Winter rainfall | Consistent Spring Rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring 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: 80% De-stemmed & fermented on skins for 8-12 days | 10% Whole bunch ferment | 10% Extended maceration for 40-50 days
Oak: Seasoned French 100% | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.8% | pH: 3.62 | Acid: 6.2g/L | RS: <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 24th February - 24th March 2020 | Bottled: January 2021 | Released: April 2021

Profile

Sensoral Information
Profile: Plum | Toffee Apple | Pink Peppercorn | Raspberries
Texture: Soft even tannins | Bight Acidity | Outstanding purity of fruit and balance