Colour: Opaque sapphire with a purple rim.
Aroma: Intense perfume of violet florals complimented with green olive, red cherry, cranberry and dried herbs of oregano and sage.
Palate: Fleshy fruit palate of red currant, cranberry and rhubarb. Slatey mouth-watering natural acidity is partnered with powdery fruit tannins adds complexity and structure.
A great follow-up to the 2020 vintage! It will be interesting to see how this wine develops in the bottle over the next 5-8 years. Well suited to Mediterranean dishes, spit roasted lamb or chargrilled quail. The fruit was sourced from a secret single vineyard in McLaren Vale. The grapes were handpicked at optimal ripeness and crushed to a single Tonnellerie Quintessence Pearle oak fermenter. The wine underwent a natural fermentation with hand plunging 3 to 5 times daily until the completion of fermentation. The wine was then pressed through a small hand basket press and filled to a single neutral French oak barrique for 10 months. The wine completed natural malolactic fermentation in barrel with no SO2 used until bottling. The wine was neither fined, nor filtered.
Region (GI) : McLaren Vale
Viticulturist: Paul Georgiadis
Winemaker: Jason Barrette
Alcohol: 13.2% alc/vol
Residual Sugar: 0.13g/L
Bottled 25 October 2021 (330 bottles produced)