Zinfandel

2016 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 intensity.

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

$52.00

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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/early spring | rain event early November
Temperature: Consistently warm from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Ideal ripening conditions | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Rain event in late January
Temperature: Mild summer temperatures
Upshot: Vine relief | Slow sugar ripening | Increased flavour development | Delayed harvest | Exceptional seed and flavour ripeness balance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | 7-day Fermentation with regular pump overs | Extended maceration for 90 days
Oak: French – 100% 2nd and 3rd use | Natural malolactic fermentation | 16 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.0% | pH – 3.64 | Acid – 6.0g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 4th April 2016 | Bottled: June 2017 | Re-released: August 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Red cherry | Raspberry | Rose petal | Spice
Texture: Grippy savoury tannins | Medium-bodied | Complex

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