Carmenere 18

$27.00$305.00

 

Inky aubergine, the hue of this Carmenere is a clue of the characters to come. Aromas of ripe blackcurrant and darkest cherry with complex notes of tobacco and molten tar introduce the flavourful palate. Flavours of dark cherry, black currant leaf, tamarillo and blackberry are discovered, with spice and tobacco on the finish.

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Inky aubergine, the hue of this Carmenere is a clue of the characters to come. Aromas of ripe blackcurrant and darkest cherry with complex notes of tobacco and molten tar introduce the flavourful palate. Flavours of dark cherry, black currant leaf, tamarillo and blackberry are discovered, with spice and tobacco on the finish.


Winemaker: Anita Ewart-Croy

Harvested after an excellent season and then gently destemmed, partially crushed Carmenere berries were then plunged twice daily in a small open fermenter while complexity enhancing yeast conducted the ferment. Once dry, the Carmenere skins were pressed from the wine, and the wine was transferred to American and French barriques for malolactic fermentation. After 18 months of maturation in wood, this wine was fined with traditional fresh egg white before filtration and bottling.


Enjoy With …

Such complexity and concentration of flavour can be partnered perfectly with succulent beef fillet, rich spicy duck and reduced mushroom ragu with rosemary and thyme.


Cellaring Recommendation

With such excellent acid values, this wine will cellar for at least ten years.


Wine Profile

Release Date 20 June 2021
Harvest Date 4 March 2018
Bottling Date 20 July 2019
Grape Variety Carmenere
Region Gisborne
pH 3.6
Alcohol Content 12 %
Residual Sugar 0.1 g/L
Total Acidity 6 g/L
Brix at Harvest 21.5
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1 x Bottle, 6 x Bottle Half Case, 12 x Bottle Case

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