- The 2018 Small Batch Red is drawn entirely from the 425 Block at Rising Vineyard . Its north-east exposure, evenness and mix of Shiraz and Pinot Noir plantings demand blending as a single wine to make the ultimate red wine expression of this vineyard. The aim was to capture the intriguing tension of the Christmas Hills bet ween the warmth and sun of this area and the altitude and low-fertility soils
The Shiraz bunches were hand harvested with one component was 100% whole bunch carbonic macerated , and a second component destemmed . The Pinot Noir was also hand harvested then all destemmed before undergoing whole berry maceration. Both components were all natural wild ferments, with no yeast added. It was pressed and then transferred directly to old 50 0L French oak puncheons to complete fermentation and then left to mature. It was blended and bottled without filtration or fining at the start of December 2018.
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
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