2018 Heirloom Vineyards Anevo McLaren Vale GTT (Gren/Touriga/Tempranillo)

McLaren Vale Touriga/Tempranillo

Vineyard: Cutting edge viticulture teamed with exceptional wine making has delivered a superb wine from the South Australian McLaren Vale region. The vineyard is constantly monitored and managed to deliver premium grapes.

Season: Winter rainfall was average with soil moisture wet at the time of budburst - spring. Spring rains were low with many vineyards accessing other sustainable water sources. The summer season delivered cool evenings and warm days without excessive heat. Overall low yields but a very good vintage was noted.

Wine making: Hand picked fruit consisting of 60% Grenache, 25% Touriga and 15% Tempranillo was carefully sorted before gentle pressing. Once pressed the wine was then  aged in new 20% and seasoned French oak barrels for 15 months.

Appearance: Bright violet-blue, with hints of deep dark red and purple.

Aroma/Bouquet: Dark boysenberry and blackberry fruits intertwine the juicy Grenache sweet characters. Slightly herbaceous with hints of rosemary and lavender. The perfume is long and lingers with gently oak and spice.

Palate: This is a robust red wine full of flavour and savory tannins. Imagine an assortment of licorice, violets and wild strawberries that explode in your palate and gentle disappear to the back of your palate. 

Food Pairing: Seafood Paella, char-grilled octopus and artichoke salad.

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: Now - 8+ years

Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide, Rosie Signer

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