Zinfandel

2019 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: Average winter and spring rainfall | Low summer rainfall
Temperature: Cool spring leading to warm summer
Upshot: Low crops | Return to standard flowering and fruit set | Frost and hail events

Vintage
Rainfall: No rainfall during the vintage period
Temperature: Warm conditions throughout
Upshot: Fast ripening conditions | Condensed vintage | Intense flavours and tannin | Wines of power and structure

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | 7-day Fermentation with regular pump overs
Oak: French – 100% 2nd and 3rd use | Natural malolactic fermentation | 16 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 15.5% | pH – 3.55 | Acid – 6.5g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 7th March 2019 | Bottled: July 2020 | Released: October 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Dark cherry | Satsuma plum | Cranberry | Potpourri | Cut grass
Texture: Soft and even tannins | Medium bodied | Mid-palate richness | Fruit sweetness

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