2019 After Five Wine Co.
Single Vineyard Aglianico

$35.00

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.

112 in stock

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.

Current Vintage Accolades

2019 Vintage

Wine Showcase Magazine – 96 points
Andrew Caillard MW – 93 points
Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot) – 93 points
Regan Drew (Wine Pilot) – 93 points
Silver Medal Barossa Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2022 ANZ Boutique Wine Show

Previous Accolades

2018
2019 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points
Wine State Magazine – 5 Stars/Top in Class
James Suckling – 93 points
Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion) – 92 points
Regan Drew – 92 points

Reviews

This is a really impressive and great value version of Aglianico and without doubt one of the nation’s best, although there is not a hell of a lot of it planted around the country. What makes this Aglianico special is it manages to carry what can in some cases be overwhelming acidity and tannins thanks to the raw power of well-ripened Barossa Valley fruit.

Deeply coloured, there is a delicious brightness and freshness to the aromas despite obvious intensity – beetroot, dark cherry and balsamic aromas flood the senses. In the mouth it hits you like a freight train – punchy, peppery, dark, earthy and meaty fruits in a full-bodied package with chewy, mouthfilling tannins which give bite to a long and savoury finish. It’s big, no doubt, but also beautifully structured and will get even better as those tannins settle with time in the cellar. Angus Hughson 93 pts.