2015 Durif

GRAPE VARIETY: Durif
VINTAGE: 2015
REGION: 100% One Tree Hill
ANALYSIS: 16.0% Alcohol
CELLAR POTENTIAL: This wine is approachable upon release, but will benefit with careful cellaring between 5-8+ years
COLOUR: Inky black colour intensity, with a black to purple rim
BOUQUET: Very intense aromas of blackberry, fruit cake, leather and five-spice
PALATE: Full bodied in style. Flavours of chocolate, plum jam, mulberry with mouth-coating tannins and a long finish.
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE: Sourced from a single low yielding vineyard from Southern One Tree Hill, with an average yield of 2 tonne per acre.
WINEMAKING: Crushed and destemmed to an open top fermenter, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-25oC. There was two pump overs and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. After 7 days of fermentation the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to new and older oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION: 18 months in new and seasoned French oak Hogsheads