Angove Family Winemakers is one of Australia’s leading Organic winemakers. Sourced from our own
Organically certifi ed Nanya vineyard and premium certifi ed Organic growers in the McLaren Vale region.
Vintage 2017 again 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 harvested at night to make sure that they were as cool as possible. Crushed to
both rotary and ‘sweeparm’ fermenters the grapes were then allowed to macerate for 2 days before inoculation
and fermentation. Pressed off skins when optimum fl avour and colour levels were achieved and allowed to go
through the second malolactic fermentation. Stored in seasoned oak barrels until assemblage the wine has then
had minimal handling prior to fi ltration for bottling at our certifi ed Organic winery.
COLOUR Inky purple red.
AROMA Dark cherry, cassis and plum.
FLAVOUR Follow from the aromas with additional chocolate, subtle oak and a soft, earthy finish.
CELLAR POTENTIAL 2020
HAVE IT WITH …
Red meat, cheeses or vegan ravioli