VINEYARD: Malakoff Estate, Landsborough (Pyrenees), Victoria
WINEMAKING: Single vineyard Syrah (50%) Nebbiolo (50%) from the acclaimed Malakoff Estate Vineyard. The Syrah was machine-harvested via selective harvester on the 21st of March. Wild-fermented in large format French oak (3,500l) and pressed off skins after 14 days to neutral French barriques and puncheons. The Nebbiolo was hand-picked on 27th of April. Fermented wild under carbonic conditions for two weeks, before being destemmed via optical sorter, and saw another 14 days on skins prior to pressing. The Nebbiolo spent four months in neutral barriques prior to blending and bottling in August 2021.
TASTING NOTES: Deep ruby in colour, this charismatic wine is beautifully perfumed with aromas of cherry pie, plum paste, leather and allspice. The palate offers the yin and yang of silky sweetness and taut, earthy savouriness, woven with blood plum and slate. A web of fine tannins carry through the savoury finish.
PEAK DRINKING: Present - 2027
TA: 6.54 g/L
285 dozen produced
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