Zinfandel

2018 vintage

Planted on an old quarry where soil is almost absent, our Zinfandel block provides the biggest challenge every vintage, and needs a little extra care.
With hand harvesting the fruit later in the growing season and allowing it to slightly raisin, the wine produced is one of great complexity and flavour.

$39.50

Vineyard

C Block: Very shallow red clay loam overlying shattered limestone | North-south oriented rows | Elevated eastern aspect
Upshot: Reduced natural vine vigour | 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: De-stemmed | 7-day Fermentation with regular pump overs | Extended maceration for 60 days
Oak: French – 100% 2nd and 3rd use | Natural malolactic fermentation | 20 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol – 15.0% | pH – 3.55 | Acid – 6.9g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 6th March 2018 | Bottled: December 2019 | Released: October 2020

Profile

Sensorial Information
Profile: Dark cherry | Blueberry | Potpourri | Eucalypt | White chocolate
Texture: Soft and even tannins | Medium-bodied | Mid-palate plushness

Characteristics
Animal: Greater Porcupine
Vehicle: Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce
Musical: Concert Ukulele