2014 Vincenzo (Shiraz/Cabernet)

GRAPE VARIETY: Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon
VINTAGE: 2014
REGION: 100% One Tree Hill & Single Vineyard
ANALYSIS: 14.5% Alcohol
CELLAR POTENTIAL: This Special Release is approachable in its youth, but will benefit from 10-12+ years cellaring
COLOUR: Medium core intensity, with a red to slight purple hue
BOUQUET: A very complex bouquet of cassis, bay leaf, espresso and iron
PALATE: A multi-layered palate of black and spicy fruits, with integrated tannins. The length and power of this wine is outstanding !
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE: Both the Shiraz and Cabernet was sourced from a single low yielding vineyard, with an average yield of 2.0 tonne per acre.
WINEMAKING: Co-fermented ! The Shiraz and Cabernet were picked on the same day, crushed and de-stemmed to an open top fermenter, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-28oC. There was two pump overs and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. After 10 days of primary fermentation, the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to new French oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION: 24 months in New French oak barrels.