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2018 ‘Classico’ Red Wine

2017 ‘Classico’ Red Wine

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

Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec & 15% Petit Verdot

Vineyard: Vivian & Basshill Vineyards

Planted: 2004 & 1998

Soil type: Red clay on limestone and slate

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: 3 weeks

Pressing: Free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: Ceramic amphora and French Demi-Muid for 10 months, then racked to steel for 2 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 12.9%

pH: 3.75

TA: 5.6

SO2: 32F, 51T

Production: 130 dozen

2017 ‘Classico’ Red Wine