Down The Rabbit Hole 2021 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.
The 2021 ripening season was met with our average rainfall for the first time in at least 3 vintages. Not only did McLaren Vale experience a wet winter, but also a luscious spring and a significantly cooler summer. This created magnificent ripening conditions from fruit set and flowering through veraison to final ripening. Yields were back up compared with the previous few vintages, coupled with arguably the best quality vintage so far this century. While vintage was long and drawn out, it created a relaxed picking environment and enabled superb balance of natural acidity, texture and tannin in the resulting wines.
Harvested in late February, then fermented on skins for 14 days until dry – a cool ferment to capture the brightness of fruit. Malolactic fermentation took place in the tank and was then racked into seasoned oak for maturation, where it remained for 8 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: 13 years old - certified organic
- Harvest Date: 24/2/21
- Varietes: Tempranillo 100%
- Region: McLaren Vale 100%
- Baume at Harvest: 13.9 degrees Be
- Oak Treatment: 100% seasoned French oak for 12 months
- Residual Sugar: 0.36g/L
- Alcohol: 13.5% v/v
- PH: 3.75
- TA: 5.5g/L