Cottage Block Fortified White NV 500ml

$25.00

From 1961 estate plantings of Palomino. Palomino is widely known as a sherry grape, finds its home when grown around Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain. Here in the Barossa Valley our loam over clay soils of the Cottage Block vineyard deliver fruit perfect for use in Fortified White.

Eyes: Pale tawny

Nose: Smoked meats, toffee apple

Mouth: Mollases, treacle and smokiness

Body: Rich mouthfeel and finishes clean and dry due to variety. Pour it on your ice cream!

Grape Variety: Palomino

Region: Barossa Valley

Vineyard Soils: Loam over clay

Vine Age: 57

Alcohol: 20.0%

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Made mostly from our little patch of Palomino planted in 1961. The variety is widely planted in the southwest of Spain and used to make a Sherry style of wine. For us, this is right outside of the winery and is truly dry grown! The winemaking for this is harvested by hand by any person that might find themselves close to the winery.  Then it’s straight into the bag press and pressed till no more juice is left in the berries. The juice is left to sit for one day, then a quick rack, and let it start to ferment by wild yeast for a short time until the desired sweetness was reached, before adding the grape spirit. We let it settle for as long as possible, then rack into old barrels and put up the back of the winery, out of the way, for the next 3-5 years. The cottage block is always a blend of vintages, with the oldest in this blend being from 2010-2012

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