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2018 KW Classico Red Wine

2018 Classico Red Wine

A classic Clare Valley Red Wine – dark fruits, velvet, amazing length

Varieties: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Malbec

Vineyard: Vivian and Basshill Vineyards

Planted: 2004 and 1998

Soil type: Red clay on limestone and slate

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: 3 weeks

Pressing: Free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: Slavonian and French Demi-muid for 10 months, then racked to steel for 2 months

Filtration: no

Fining: no

Alc: 12.8%

pH: 3.67

TA: 5.9

SO2: 34F, 53T

Production: 130 dozen