VINEYARD The grapes for this wine were sourced from Angove s own Nanya Organic vineyard located in the vicinity of the township of Paringa. The soil is a relatively shallow red sandy loam over limestone, on top of a cliff overlooking the picturesque Murray River. The vines are mostly single cordon lower yielding vines, which the winemakers have noticed to be quite resilient in adverse conditions. Whether it is due to the organic practices being used or the site itself, the vineyard produces rich textural wines.Vintage 2014 in the heartland of the Australian wine industry came with a rush after a cool Spring meant many varieties were slow to get started in their growing. As the weather warmed through January and February it all started happening and careful attention in the vineyard was needed to ensure picking occurred at peak avour ripeness.
WINEMAKING The grapes for this wine were picked at night to make sure that they were as cool as possible. Crushed to modern rotary fermenters the grapes were then allowed to macerate for 2 days before inoculation and fermentation. Pressed off skins 7 days later and allowed to go through the second malolactic fermentation. The wine has then had minimal handling prior to ltration for bottling.
TASTING NOTES COLOUR Dark purple/red in colour. AROMA Raspberry and plum characters abound on the nose. FLAVOUR A complex palate of dark red fruits is complemented by subtle use of American oak displaying cinnamon and mocha characters.
CELLAR POTENTIAL 2018