2019 After Five Wine Co. Single Vineyard Aglianico 750ml

$35.00 inc. GST

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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.



Vineyard:

Stansborough Vineyard, Williamstown.

The site is around 260-280m above sea level with an east-west aspect. Soil consists of a shallow red clay topsoil over friable red clay with bands of quartz, ironstone and shale. The vineyard was planted in 2011 and is own-rooted, the clone is FP501. The vines are cane pruned. The mid rows have been cultivated to winter active fescue & the vineyard has been run organically since late mid-2017.

 

Winemaking:

All the fruit was destemmed and lightly crushed (rollers open) to an open fermenter with header boards and allowed to commence indigenous fermentation. Temperatures were allowed to reach 28C and pumped over 3 times per day. After 9 days on skins the open fermenter was basket pressed and transferred into 1 x new French oak hogshead with the balance to 1-4 year old French oak hogsheads to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. After malo-lactic fermentation SO2 was added to the barrels, the wine was then left on light lees to mature for 5 months before racking, the wine was then transferred back to the same oak and matured for another 12 months. No finings or filtration use.

 

Tasting Notes:

Vibrant colour, complex aromas of rose, red jubes, liquorice, citrus peel and sage. A textural wine displaying what this variety is all about, super fine long tannin and natural acidity that drags fruit to the very back of the palate, a very slight bitter note (think Aperol) just adds to this quite wonderful varietal.

 

Cellaring:

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

Alcohol content

13.6%

Region

Barossa

Varietal

Aglianico

Vintage

2019

Brand

Purple Hands Wines

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