pH: 3.56 | TA: 5.5g/l | Alc: 12.53% | FSO2: 25ppm | TSO2: 70ppm | RS: 1.6g/l
Harvest & Vineyard
The predominant portion of this Cinsault comes from a block of dryland Cinsault planted in 1970 hailing from Darling. The fruit was harvested a week later than the other Cinsault coming into the cellar.
The fruit for this wine was hand sorted and left whole bunch and received light foot stomping. The wine was inoculated with FX10 to ensure a speedy and clean fermentation. The wine spent 10 days fermenting on skins with 3 punch downs per day where after it was pressed. We used a small basket press to ensure gentle extraction. The wine was racked to old 300 liter French oak barrels where it spent 8 month before blending. The wine was lightly filtered before bottling.