2019 Lone Star Red
Syrah Clones: PT23 & BVRC12, own rooted (vines planted in 2001). Pinot Noir Clone: MV6, own rooted (vines planted in 1997.)
Winemaker: Franco D’Anna
Total crush: 72 Dozen
40% Syrah, fermented in open tank on 25% whole bunch with further fermentation in barrel after pressing.
60% Pinot Noir, 100% destemmed and lightly crushed into open fermenter tanks.
Fruit Analysis (combined): Baume: 13.3; pH: 3.1; TA: 8.2
Indigenous yeast fermentation.
No fining or filtration.
Bottled 30 October 2019.
This wine exemplifies the ‘fruit forward’ wine, designed for drinking young and slightly chilled (+/- 8oC). The 60/40 blend combines the texture and grip of the Pinot with the spice and dark fruit of the Syrah to deliver an exceptional flavour experience.
Aromas of blackberries and dark cherries abound, together with a touch of white pepper spice. The mouthfeel is broad and soft; tannins are balanced and there’s plenty of length from the acid.
Vegan friendly: no animal products used
13.0 % alc/vol; Approx. 7.7 standard drinks