The grapes for this wine were sourced from Angove’s own Nanya Organic vineyard
located near the township of Paringa. The soil is a relatively shallow red sandy loam
over limestone, on top of a cliff overlooking the picturesque Murray River. The vines
are mostly single cordon lower yielding vines, which the winemakers have noticed
to be quite resilient in adverse conditions. Whether it is due to the organic practices
being used or the site itself, the vineyard produces rich textural wines.
Vintage 2017 started early in all regions due to the warmer than average spring and a
dry lead in to the ripening period. Many varieties were ready to harvest at the same
time putting pressure on our vineyard teams. These conditons were welcome but
highlighted the importance of well managed viticultural and irrigation practices. With
exeptional care we were able to ride the heat spike that occured in February and
deliver fi rst quality grapes to the winery.
The grapes for this wine were picked at night to make sure that they were as cool
as possible. Crushed to modern rotary fermenters the grapes were then allowed to
macerate for 2 days before inoculation and fermentation. Pressed off skins 7 days
later and allowed to go through the second malolactic fermentation. The wine has
then had minimal handling prior to fi ltration for bottling.
COLOUR Striking dark ruby red.
AROMA Raspberry and plum characters abound on the nose.
FLAVOUR An intriguing palate of dark red fruits is complemented by
subtle use of oak providing extra depth of character.
CELLAR POTENTIAL 2020
HAVE IT WITH …
A pot roast with horseradish mashed potatoes or vegetarian lasagne.
Certifi ed Organic