Lovely youthful vibrant red fruits and forest floor characters lead on to a bright crunchy medium bodied structure with lovely silky tannins and length.
Approximately 20% Whole bunches are included with the balance de-stemmed for fermentation over the bunches. The fermentations are all completed with indigenous yeast and immediately following fermentation the fruit is lightly pressed directly to old french barriques and puncheons.
The wine was matured for 8 months in French oak, racked form barrel and gently filtered to bottle.
Background The palate is generous with silky, plush tannins and great length. The fruit for The Long Road Pinot is sourced form the same vineyards as the Chardonnay - Courabyra and Maragle in Tumbarumba. Winemaking 50% of the fruit is included as whole bunches and the remaining 50% is de-stemmed....
Neighbouring Canberra to the west, Gundagai in one sense is a new and exciting region. New in the sense that there a very few wines being produced, labelled and sold as Gundagai Shiraz but certainly not new in terms of viticulture. Vines have been around in Canberra just as long...
A warmer and drier than usual vintage which in general produced wines with lots of flavour and intensity. Tasting Notes Rich dark fruit, blackberries, briar and spice. The palate is intense and long with velvety yet quite present tannins. Winemaking Notes Most of the fruit was de-stemmed with about 20%...