Twelph Night Pinot Noir Rose 2016
Size: 750 ml SKU: AUUS-RO-301210
Varietal: Pinot Noir 100%
The fruit for the 2016 Twelfth Night Pinot Noir Rosé was carefully handpicked at 21.5 Brix from the sustainably farmed Vela Vineyard located high above Lake Dunstan in the Cromwell Basin of Central Otago.
Half of the grapes were gently whole bunch pressed while the other half were destemmed and macerated in their juice for 24 hours before being pressed off. Each batch fermented separately at 15-18 degrees Celsius for two weeks and were then blended back together for maturation.
Sidewood Shiraz 2014
Size: 750 ml SKU: AUUS-R-201110
Vinification: The parcels of fruit were carefully selected at optimal physiological ripeness and flavour development by winemaker Darryl Catlin before being harvested. Whole berries were partially used in the ferment essentially creating a partial carbonic maceration environment that enhances additional layers and complexity to the wine. Ferment took place over a 7 day period at 26 –28 degrees.The wine was pressed to barrel where it underwent malolactic fermentation before it was racked off its lees, put back to the barrel and left to mature for 15 months in French oak barriques.
Tasting notes : This outstanding vintage of Shiraz displays lifted fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries and warm savoury spice on the nose. The palate intensifies with enticing flavours of dark plum, earthy beetroot and hints of cinnamon and curry leaf derived from oak maturation. A medium to full bodied wine with firm, silky rich tannins that finishes with a long and luxurious length. An outstanding accompaniment to beef with black bean sauce or truffle pasta as a vegetarian option.
Size: 750 ml SKU: AUUS-W-201010
Tasting Notes: Light straw in color this wine displays hints of bosh pear, ripe peach and honey-dew melon on the nose. On the palate the flavors are enhanced with subtle hints of honey and nutmeg from the influence of 6 months maturation in French Oak Barrels.