2017 Barossa Valley
Williamstown – Aldo’s vineyard
Latitude: 34⁰40’38”S Longitude: 138⁰53’29”E
Fruit for this wine was sourced from a single vineyard in Williamstown at the southern end of the Barossa Valley near the boundary of the Adelaide Hills at an altitude of 220m. Planted on a deep silty grey loam overlaying a yellow clay with a large component of the vineyard planted in 1930.
The fruit was hand harvested with 2 separate components in the winery. One component was 100% whole bunch with fruit direct tipped into open fermenters, the other was 50% whole bunch with the remainder destemmed into the open top fermenter before direct tipping. After 4 weeks on skins the two components were pressed together before overnight settling and racking to seasoned French oak. Ten months maturation in oak before blending and bottling in January 2018.
90 cases produced
Nose – Green peppercorn, dried green spices, black slate and strawberry liqueur.
Palate – Mid palate filled with strawberries and raspberries, surrounded by an envelope of spices that mirror the nose.
• The Barossa Wine Show 2018 – Gold Medal
• Huon Hooke, The Real Review 91/100
• James Suckling 94/100
• Halliday 2020 Wine Companion 97/100