Zinfandel

2017 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

Rainfall: Rain event in early February | Dry thereafter

Temperature: Mild Summer temperatures

Upshot: Delayed harvest | Outstanding flavour development | High natural acidity | Wines of poise and 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

Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.63 | Acid: 6.6g/L | RS: <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 19th April 2017 | Bottled: November 2018 | Released: October 2019 | Enjoy: Now to 2027

Profile

Profile: Red berries | Tomato Leaf | Cloves | Spice

Texture: Grippy side palate tannins | Medium-bodied | Mid-palate plushness

Characteristics
Animal: Greater Porcupine

Vehicle: Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

Musical: Concert Ukulele