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2021 LW Adelaide Hills Rouge

2021 Adelaide Hills Rouge

Easy drinking red – medium bodied, red fruits and spice

Vineyard: Coulter, Gower & Deanery Vineyards

Varietal: 39% Pinot Noir, 24% Sangiovese, 23% Merlot, % Syrah, 5% Mencia & 1% Gamay

Planted: 2000, 1996 & 1998

Soil type: Clay loam on shale soft rock and sandy loam on deep clay

Picking date: March 11, 18, 23, 30 March & 6, 8, 9 April 2021

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Destemmed retaining 50% whole berries with no whole bunch

Fermentation: Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily

Time on skins: 2 weeks

Pressing: Free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: 2000L Slavonian oak Foudre for 7 months, then stainless steel for 5 months on fine lees

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 13.5

pH: 3.71

TA: 5.8

SO2: 26 F / 42 T

Production: 600 dozen

2021 Adelaide Hills Rouge

$35.00
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