Zinfandel

2017 vintage

$39.50

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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.

Zinfandel Tasting Notes

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