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2020 KW Cannonau Grenache

2020 Cannonau Grenache

Old Vine Grenache - bright, spicy with graphite like structure

Vineyard: Gullyview Vineyard, Watervale

Planted: 1935

Soil type: Terra Rossa, red clay on limestone

Picking date: February 23, 2020

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: 2000L Slavonian oak foudre for 9 months then racked to steel for 3 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 13.7%

pH: 3.59

TA: 5.1

SO2: 35F, 51T

Production: 210 dozen