Some Young Punks Naked On Roller Skates McLaren Vale
There is a type of person for who neither hillsides nor nudity are enough - a type of person who needs roller skates to enjoy these simple pleasures. Are you this type of person? Enjoy it fast and feisty with the wind through your everywhere. 750mls of thrills await! This is a wine that is much more serious than the initial thought. Classic McLaren Vale varieties of Shiraz and Mataro, from six unique sites showcasing the fruit, acidity and polish that the Vale is renowned for.
The grapes were hand-picked and cold soaked for 24 hours prior to fermentation. The grapes were destemmed and crushed then fermented with a house strain of yeast, as Col and Jen are the ‘yeast doctors’, they know what they are doing! Pumpovers were utilized for cap management to extract good color and soft tannins. After seven days the lots were pressed to stainless steel where the wine went through malolactic fermentation. Post ML two-thirds of the wine was racked to neutral French barriques and the remaining portion being racked to stainless steel. After 15 months of aging both the barrel aged and tank aged lots were blended and bottled without fining and with a light filtration and small dose of sulfur.
Grapes: 90% Shiraz - 10% Mataro
Vineyard: 6 unique sites throughout McLaren Vale
Soil Type: Highly varied: Primarily black cracking clays and sandy loam
Vine Age: Varied: average 15-35-years-old
Fermentation: Inoculated in stainless steel - destemmed
Aging: 15 months in 67% neutral French barrique and 33% stainless steel
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/L
Total SO2: 80 ppm
Production: 4,188 cases
Aromas of leather, black pudding, strawberries and nectarine stones appear on the nose with touches of cocoa, cassis and licorice. Mouth-coating leather, acai berries, plums and caramel flavors emerge on the palate with notes of dark fruit liqueurs and bitter chocolate.