This years red is fresher, more youthful offering, with vibrant fruit flavour, bright acid and ripe yet gentle tannin that looks equally at home in an esky as it does next to a plate of spaghetti . In 2021 we sourced Nero D’Avola from on top o the hill at Chalmers Heathcote vineyard, along with Shiraz and Merlot from the new Minim vineyard in Metcalfe . All fruit was picked at full ripeness, which came with a perfect acid balance this year so a great opportunity to make something fresh and energetic.
The Nero and Shiraz were both (separately) fermented as whole berries carbonically over 10 days, whilst the Merlot was destemmed and fermented in an open vessel for 15 days. All ferments were pressed and settled before moving to barriques and hogsheads for a 3 month maturation. In late winter we racked and blended and made the call to bottle early to grab hold of that fruit/tannin and keep in lively.
This is very much an any day of the week red….primary enough to be hoovered, but just enough tannin and fruit weight to warm a lonely heart.
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