Down The Rabbit Hole 2017 Tempranillo
WINEMAKER: WALTER CLAPPIS
Juicy black cherries with licorice & spice, followed by earthy cocoa notes are all held together with silky tannins which provide a lengthy finish. This wine keeps you coming back for more.
A wet winter and spring set the vines up for the growing season. Despite some early summer rain, disease pressure remained low. Flowering was late, leading to a late harvest, with a long and slow ripening season. Ideal conditions for concentrated flavour development and acid retention.
Harvested on 30th March, then fermented on skins for 8 days until dry – a cool ferment to capture the brightness of fruit. Malolactic fermentation took place is tank and was then racked into seasoned oak for maturation, where it remained for 9 months.
Dark cherry red with plum hues
Vibrant cherries and blueberries, with a hint of cinnamon
Medium bodied, yet round and luxurious. Dark cherries and licorice follow through onto the palate with some underlying earthy tones. Smooth cocoa tannins and natural acidity provide a silky, smooth finish.
- Age of Vines: 9 years old
- Harvest Date: 30/3/17
- Varietes: Tempranillo 100%
- Region: McLaren Vale 100%
- Yields per acre: 1.5 Tonnes
- Baume at Harvest: 13.9 degrees Be
- Oak Treatment: 100% seasoned French oak for 9 months
- Residual Sugar: 0.17g/L
- Alcohol: 13.5% v/v
- PH: 3.65
- TA: 6.31g/L