"The Hollyhock - "Just because we like them!"
A cooler vintage in the Gibbston valley than normal resulted in a wine demonstrating stronger herbal aromatics – brambles, sage, and thyme with hints of spice. With higher acidity the wine demonstrates a leaner palate that will develop with age. Again this vintage is characterised by a warm richly textured mouth feel, with subtle elegance and finesse culminating with a long persistent finish.
Winemaking Four different ferments were undertaken using natural yeasts. Fermentation was achieved over an average of 4 weeks using cold soak, fermentation and post maceration. The wine was then transferred to small French barrels using 37% new barrels with the remainder ranging in age from 1 to 3 years. The wine was aged for 11 months before bottling May 2, 2005.
Viticulturists: Stephen and Jim Moffitt
Winemaker: Dean Shaw
Drink: 2006 - 2010
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