2019 Lone Star Red

Vineyard:

Syrah Clones: PT23 & BVRC12, own rooted (vines planted in 2001). Pinot Noir Clone: MV6, own rooted (vines planted in 1997.)

Winemaking

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.

Contains sulphites.

Bottled 30 October 2019.

Lone Star Red, red blend, red wine, Lone Star Creek Vineyard

Tasting Notes

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