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2021 JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
A smudge of medicinal cherry to uber-ripe strawberry scents are pushed along by a scrape of tannin, vanillin oak and gentle acidity.Ned Goodwin - Published 01 August 2020
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Amedium-bodied wine with bright cherryflavoursand silky-smooth tannin. It has excellent depth of colour and flavour with a touch of spicy oak complexity.
There were few hotdays, but the summer nights were balmy and overall the season was a warm one. Vintage arrived early and with a bang, with different varieties ripening in close succession
Thefruit is from two vineyardsto the north of the region, including Handpicked’s flagship Capella Vineyard. The fruit was hand-picked and chilled overnight before being destemmed and sorted by hand. The must was fermented in small open fermenters with hand plunging. The wine was matured for 11 months in a mix of old and new French oak barrels from selected Burgundian coopers.
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A maritime region about 50km south-east of Melbourne. It is surrounded by ocean and the climate is moderated year-round, with cooling ocean breezes in summer and relatively mild winters.
Soils vary from the red volcanic earth on the spine of hills running down the centre of the peninsula to grey clay loams on the plains.
A collection of classic varieties grown in the earth that suits them best. Each wine is a reflection of their region.
The labels feature an abstract hand-print illustration designed to evoke the distinct personality of the country from which the wine originates.
This abstract hand is representative of the heart of Australia, the wildness and terroir of the land and its iconic red centre.