Quite different to previous releases, with a little less watermelon primary fruit and a little more crab-apple subtlety. Very clean and fresh aromatically with alpine herbs and really pure red fruit. The power really comes through on the palate with great fruit concentration, chalky tannin and superb acid providing real depth and drive.
90% Sangiovese from Clovelly Estate, South Burnett, QLD and 10% Verdelho from Monticello Estate, Granite Belt, QLD. The Sangiovese came in and was pressed long and slow immediately, then chilled down in tank. Settled, racked and then left to warm and naturally ferment. Ferments rocketed through this year so we chilled this to keep it below 20 degrees with a few good splashes. After initial ferment we loved this wine's freshness but thought it could do with some added texture so added 10% of our La Douche Tropicale Verdelho. This skinsy addition proved the missing ingredient, immediately providing mid palate weight and texture. The newly blended wine was settled and racked and then left to undergo MLF. Lots of lees work through the first two months and once MLF was completed a small sulphur addition was made. Final settle and rack.
Bottled unfined, unfiltered.