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2020 KW Classico Red Wine

2020 Classico Red Wine

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

Scored 18.5/20 by Matthew Jukes (Matthew Jukes). Read the review.

Scored 95 Points by Mike Bennie (The Wine Front). Read the review.

Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 6% Sangiovese & 4% Grenache

Vineyard: Parish, Vivian & Gullyview Vineyard

Planted: 1998, 2010 & 1945

Picking dates: 20, 23 & 26 February & 21 March

Soil type: 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 12 months, then racked to steel for 4 months

Filtration: no

Fining: no

Alc: 13.5%

pH: 3.75

TA: 4.8

SO2: 26F, 50T

Production: 300 dozen

2020 Classico Red Wine