Bastardo “Blind Mans Bluff”



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.

pH                                               3.67

Acidity                                        5.94 g/l

Alcohol                                       13.8% v/v

Date of bottling                        June 2016

Winemakers                              Angela Townsend & Andy Coppard

Tasting Notes

Nose:                                          Bright, fresh lifted Mariposa Plum. Savoury spices.

Palate:                                        Rich plums, earthy, forest floor. Rich and round lifted forest fruits. Warm, spicey, lingering finish.