2021 Red Blend
The Red Blend epitomises the diversity of varietals across the Barossa and our portfolio, deep and savoury on the nose with a wide fruit spectrum of green raspberry to wild blueberries. Juicy and fun, darker satsuma plums on the palate, and just a hint of forest undergrowth to intrigue. On the palate the crunchy acid helps to bring together to wild berry mix and soft tannin profile. 2021 was a great year of freshness and vibrancy.
Syrah (38%), Grenache (25%), Carignan (21%), Lagrein (10%), Mourvedre (6%)
All the components were fermented separately with around 10 to 30 day ferments with about 30% whole bunch through carbonic maceration. Fermented in 1000L wooden vats and stainless steel open fermenters using native yeast, pressed to a mixture of 1000L vats, old large format foudre (3000 to 1000L) and 300L old French oak barrels for about 12 months of elevage, left to settle in tank for a week and then bottled. A small amount of sulfur just before bottling. The young 9 year old Carignan out of Ebenezer in Northern Barossa, the 27 year old Syrah from around Williamstown which I manage organically as well as Syrah from Ebenezer region. Grenache from 47 and 86 year old vines in Ebenezer and Vine vale, the young vine Lagrein out of the same block as the Carignan, Ebenezer. Mourvedre from 25 yr old block near the Grenache from Ebenezer.
Style: Medium bodied, dry red wine.
Vineyard: Barossa Valley, SA.
Best with: Pine mushroom and thyme linguine.
Drink: now or for the next 7 years.
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