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2019 KW The Clare Red Wine

2019 The Clare Red Wine

Bordeaux varieties made in a Loire style - vibrant, bright fruits & soft tannins

Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 13% Grenache & 12% Cabernet Franc

Vineyard: Vivian, Parish & Gullyview Vineyards

Planted: 1998 & 1930

Soil type: Red clay on limestone, 'Terra Rossa'

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Destem retaining ~ 50% whole berries, 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: Slavonian foudre for 9 months, then racked to steel for 3 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 13.2%

pH: 3.65

TA: 5.6

SO2: 35F, 51T

Production: 440 dozen