Vineyard California Road Vineyard
Region: McLaren Vale
Sub Region: Whites Valley.
Viticulturalist Matt Hatwell, Chalkhill Viticulture
Varietal 100 % Bastardo
Average Age of Vines 2 years
Surface Area 2 rows x 200m
Soil Silty loam over clay
Exposure Gentle west facing, 30 meters.
Harvest Hand Picked
Average Yields 5 tons/ha
Average Production 100 dozen
Vinification Crush/destemmed, open fermented.
14 days skin contact. Indigenous yeast.
No added enzymes or fining agents.
This wine is unfiltered.
Acidity 5.94 g/l
Alcohol 13.8% v/v
Date of bottling June 2016
Winemakers Angela Townsend & Andy Coppard
Nose: Bright, fresh lifted Mariposa Plum. Savoury spices.
Palate: Rich plums, earthy, forest floor. Rich and round lifted forest fruits. Warm, spicey, lingering finish.