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2018 KW Vivian Red Wine

2018 Vivian Red Wine

Super Clare – powerful, but delicate, dark fruits and chewy tannins

Varieties: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Sangiovese

Vineyard: Vivian Vineyard

Planted: 1998

Soil type: Black and red clay on limestone

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: French Demi-muid for 10 months, then racked to steel for 2 months

Filtration: no

Fining: no

Alc: 13.2%

pH: 3.64

TA: 5.6

SO2: 26F, 46T

Production: 65 dozen