• Estate Introspect

Estate Introspect

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REGION: Springfarm / Clare
VINEYARD: Adelina Block 1
GROWERS: Jennie Gardner & Col McBryde
VINE AGE: 46 years
SOIL PROFILE: lean shallow grey sand on a sandstone base
FARMING: ACO certified organic

Originally planted in 1976 to Cabernet, grafted across in 2015 to a randomised block of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Ugni blanc, Roussanne and Carignan. A true representation of a field blend.

Hand-picked, fruit is destemmed and mildly crushed, fermentation and maceration for 7 days before being pressed to neutral French oak. Maturation time 8 months in 700l oak before bottling.

pH 3.38 | 6.41 g/l TA | NEG g/l RS | 12.5%

“Block 1 Field Blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Ugni blanc, Carignan and Roussanne – truly randomised (block planted in 1976, grafted in 2015).”

Strawberry, cherry, white flowers, mint, orange peel, aniseed, dried herbs, apricot. It’s a riot of perfume and red fruits, it has a sappy sort of white wine acidity, but plenty of red fruits too, dusty and peppery tannin, juicy and succulent at once, a little bit of honey in the mix, bright acidity, and while it has a slightly confusing white wine vs red wine character, the overall effect is so charming and engaging. Frisky. Individual. Really good, in short.

Rated : 94 Pointsm Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au