Elegant yet powerful, concentration and restraint working hand in hand. A polished palate with fine graphite texture. Awash with flavours of blueberry compote, blood plums, dark chocolate, fine sage-like savoury elements and Sichuan pepper. The precise and driven tannin line is almost steely, giving immense presence and intensity to the wine, incredible length, and a very finessed finish.
Destemmed and crushed to 2 tonne open fermenters, with twice daily pump overs throughout ferment. Temperatures were kept cool, between 20 and 24˚ C in an attempt to extract the tannin, colour and flavour very softly. Once pressed, the wine was transferred to 100% new French Oak Hogs Heads, undergoing natural malolactic fermentation and barrel maturation for 16 months before being considered for the final blend. The resulting wine was bottled without fining and receiving only light filtration.
Lopresti Home Block Vineyard - Flour Mill Road, Whites Valley, McLaren Vale.
Lopresti Home Block, less than 2 kilometers from the coastal town of Aldinga and only 4 kilometers from the beach itself. Ngaltinga Formation derived alluvial grey sandy clay and biscay soils with pockets of sand interbeds. These highly reputed soils maintain soil moisture during the growing season but dry out in summer which helps to control vine vigour and concentrate flavours in the fruit. Savitar fruit is taken from a particularly rocky section in the North East section of this block. Cooling sea breezes off the Gulf of St Vincent cool the vineyard and help to retain freshness and vibrancy.
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