Zinfandel

2011 vintage

2021 Cellar Release

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.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)

$80.00

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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: Dry winter | Wet early spring | Very wet December
Temperature: Below average temperatures from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Slow ripening conditions | Expected late harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry January | Multiple rain events in February and March
Temperature: Warm January | Cool remainder
Upshot: Delayed harvest | Grape acid retention | Slow sugar ripening | Resultant wines of elegance and spice

Winemaking

Fermentation: 50% Amarone on drying racks | Crushed and de-stemmed | Basket pressed
Oak: New French – 10%, seasoned American – 90% | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 15.0% | pH – 3.53 | Acid – 6.7g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 28th March & 4th April 2011 | Bottled: February 2012 | Re-released: August 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Forest fruits | Black cherry | Bramble | Peppercorn
Texture: Savoury tannins | Medium-bodied | Complex

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Greater Porcupine
Vehicle – Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce
Musical – Concert Ukulele