2018 “Half Acre” Magnum

$200.00

Limit of two bottles per customer

Alc 14%, pH. 3.53, T.A. 5.8g/L – Picked 19 March 2018

Poached cherries and plums, tempered with violet, mocha and vanilla. Silky tannins bring into frame clove and fennel seed spice. Forest floor undertones add another layer to a fine boned, but complex wine.

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Viticulture

Sub-region: Red Hill.

  • Site: 1.5 Acres. Northerly aspect.
  • Clones: MV6, 114, 115, G5V12, 777
  • Soil: Heavy dark brown clay over basalt
  • Elevation: 240m
  • Trellising: Modified Scott-Henry
  • Pruning: Spur
  • Cropping: 2.5tonne/Acre
  • Farming: Conventional

Winemaking

Alc. 14.0%, pH 3.53, T.A. 5.8g/l, Picked 19th March 2018

  • 100% Destemmed, berries kept whole.
  • Fermentation in 2-tonne open top fermenter.
  • 3-4 days ambient soak before native yeast fermentation.
  • Hand plunged 3 times per day during primary ferment.
  • Basket pressed after 21 days skin contact
  • 18 months elevage in 40% new oak.
  • Coopers Sirugue and Saint Martin.
  • Racked off lees at 12months and returned to barrel.
  • Sulfered post MLF. No finings or filtering used.

Tasting Notes

Alc. 14.0%, pH 3.53, T.A. 5.8g/l, Picked 19th March 2018

Poached cherries and plums, tempered with violet, mocha and vanilla. Silky tannins bring into frame clove and fennel seed spice. Forest floor undertones add another layer to a fine boned, but complex wine.