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Colour: Dark cherry red with purple and brick red hue.
Nose: Black & Blueberry fruits with mocha, malt dark liquorice & black pepper. Spiciness and some new leather add interest along with cedar oak complexity.
Palate: Full bodied, firm tannin with dark plum and mulberry palate with a hint of plum, vanilla and cedar. Crisp acidity with a well-balanced palate.
Potential: This vintage has produced rich and savoury, textured wines that have long term cellaring potential. Sealed under DIAM5 cork. Ideally decant on opening and allow to breathe for a hour or two.
Foods: King Henry Steak, Buffalo mozzarella pizza.
Technical: Alcohol: 14.6% , pH 3.47, TA 6.6
Bottles Produced: 3988
Vintage: The 2018 vintage, which was warm and great for ripening, has made classic wines.
Winemaking: Nick Haselgrove
In a winemaker’s journey through the annual vintage, special parcels of fruit are identified—this wine uses two vineyards across the McLaren Vale district. Grapes are allowed to ripen fully before open fermentation with longer extraction.
Part of the wine is pressed a little early to allow partial barrel fermentation in new oak barrels, predominately American oak (~15%) in this wine. The rest of the wine is put to more seasoned oaks and both are matured to fully integrate the wine and oak characters.
After blending and bottling and allowed to mature in bottle until release. We decided to use DIAM cork for this wine to allow wine development with a traditional, yet risk free experience.
Per bottle 750 ml
Pack of 6