2018 After Five Wine Co. Single Vineyard Blend Serata 750ml

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Sourced from the Stansborough vineyard, we are lovers of blends that bring to life something unique and quite different from any of the single varietals that go into the wine. When we planted Montepulciano and Aglianico alongside the Shiraz the idea was certainly to release single varietals but also with the intention of producing a single vineyard blend.

Complexity and structure and length, these two Italian varieties deliver these elements, a perfect foil when blended with Shiraz. We think the combination of the Australian and Italian varieties provides an interesting wine with a lot of complexity and style. As such we sought a name for the blend that had roots in the Italian side, and came up with the Italian word Serata which roughly translates into coming together and having a pleasant evening with friends.

An appropriate name for an After Five wine.

Current Vintage Accolades

2019 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
James Halliday – 95 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points
Campbell Mattison – 94 Points



Sourced from the Stansborough vineyard, we are lovers of blends that bring to life something unique and quite different from any of the single varietals that go into the wine. When we planted Montepulciano and Aglianico alongside the Shiraz the idea was certainly to release single varietals but also with the intention of producing a single vineyard blend.

Complexity and structure and length, these two Italian varieties deliver these elements, a perfect foil when blended with Shiraz. We think the combination of the Australian and Italian varieties provides an interesting wine with a lot of complexity and style. As such we sought a name for the blend that had roots in the Italian side, and came up with the Italian word Serata which roughly translates into coming together and having a pleasant evening with friends.

An appropriate name for an After Five wine.

Vineyard:
Single Vineyard : Stansborough vineyard. The site is around 260-280m above sea level with an east west aspect. Soil consists of a shallow red clay top soil over friable red clay with bands of quartz, ironstone and shale. The vineyard was planted in 2000 and is own rooted, clones are heritage and 1654. The vines are spur pruned to 32-36 buds per vine. The mid rows are cultivated to winter active fescue.

Winemaking:
All three varieties were made and matured in oak separately for 11 months before being pumped out and blended. The Shiraz was matured in 300 lt barrels, 20% new French with the Montepulciano and Aglianico matured in older French oak. Blend percentages were based on aromatic complexity, palate texture and length .

Tasting Notes:
Purple red colour. Aromas of Cherry, rose, liquorice & strawberry. Intriguing palate that show the depth and body of the Shiraz, cherry flavours from the Montepulciano with Aglianico giving rose hints and fine long tannin and welcome natural acidity.

Cellaring:
Drink now or cellar carefully and enjoy over the next 8 years.

Analysis:
Alcohol 13.2%, pH 3.54, TA 5.92g/L, VA 0.65g/L, F/TSO2 31/71, R/S 2.0g/l

Current Vintage Accolades

2019 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
James Halliday – 95 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points
Campbell Mattison – 94 Points

Reviews/Ratings

“Shiraz, aglianico and montepulciano, made and matured separately for 17 months prior to blending. All French oak, mostly older. The juicy plumminess of shiraz is evident, but the savoury red cherry character likely coming from its partners. More pertinent is that the blend has worked well, providing a seamless mouthfeel with length and depth of flavour” – Halliday Wine Companion

  • Trophy 2019 Barossa Wine Show – Barossa Cellar Trophy Chairmans Selection
  • Gold Medal 2019 Barossa Wine Show
  • 94 pts Wine Showcase Magazine
  • 93 pts James Suckling

 

Alcohol content

13.2%

Region

Barossa

Varietal

Serata

Vintage

2010

Brand

Purple Hands Wines

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