'Avignon' Grenache Mourvedre

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Vintage2014
Alcohol15.0 %
pH3.59
TA5.28 g/l
Grape Variety72% Grenache / 28% Mourvedre
Vineyard SoilsLoam over clay (Nuriootpa)
Vine Age85 year old Grenache and Mourvedre
GIBarossa Valley
Summary

The ancient history of Grenache is well understood and re-told many times, what is not known so well is the equally as old yet vastly different paths Mourvedre has taken. These two varieties formed part of the initial collection bought to the Barossa as warm and dry environs are prevalent in Australia. At Kaesler, we retain and respect varieties and blends. This vintage we decided on a Grenache Mourvedre blend instead of a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre.

Vinification

Fruit was hand-picked, with the Mourvedre being harvested on the 21th March 2014 and the Grenache on the 27th March 2014; both spent 14 days on skins (20% whole bunch) and having the cap wet twice a day. The wine was fermented at 24-26 degrees centigrade in stainless steel. Both wines were racked once after malolactic fermentation. After pressing, the wine was let to settle for 2 days before being transferred to old oak. 15 months barrel maturation. Bottling was on the 3rd of February 2016.

Colour

Cherry with a bright youthful edge.

Nose

Dark fruits, hints of spice and pepper.

Palate

Supple, elegant mouth feel. Blackberry with lighter red fruits such as red currant and plum. Slight presence and spicy notes of fruit on the palate.

Notes

Enjoy over the next 5-8 years.

Purchase

2014 Kaesler 'Avignon' Grenache Mataro