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.
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 .
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.
Drink now or cellar carefully and enjoy over the next 8 years.
Alcohol 13.2%, pH 3.54, TA 5.92g/L, VA 0.65g/L, F/TSO2 31/71, R/S 2.0g/l