Andretzke Vineyard, Vine Vale
Stevens Vineyard, Vine Vale
The Andretzke vineyard was picked on the 25th of March and the Stevens vineyard on the 30th of March, both blocks were handpicked and crushed to an open fermenter. Temperatures were allowed to reach 30C with hand plunging performed three times daily. After 10 days and 11 days respectively on skins the wine was basket pressed and transferred into older French hogsheads and puncheons to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. Post malo the wines were racked from oak, SO2 added & transferred back to oak for 6 months before blending and a further 7 months maturation. No fining used.
Purple/red leads a complex array of aroma’s with Mourvèdre classic savory earthy and Iodine notes, florals, orange rind and raspberry jube adding complexity. One of the highlights is the mouthfeel and length of tannin giving a wonderful combination of fruit sweetness and texture. We will not bottle a single varietal Mourvèdre every year but when we get the right conditions it deserves to stand alone to be enjoyed as a medium bodied complexed savory wine that will surprise. Drink now or cellar carefully and enjoy over the next 10 years.
Alc 14.1 %, pH 3.56, TA 5.39, RS 2.0 g/l, VA 0.63 g/l