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TROPHY WINNER- BEST RED WINE (SPANISH/ITALIAN)- Heathcote Wine Show
Harvest: February 2019
Alcohol: 13 %
Oak Treatment: Old French Oak
Date of Bottling: December 2019
Wine Maker: Glen Hayley & Gerard Kennedy
Wine Making Notes
Grape harvest occurred in late February when the fruit was ripe and flavours were fully developed. In the winery the grapes were destemmed and wild fermented in open-top stainless steel vessels with gentle pumpovers and plunging. The wine was pressed to tank before being racked to neutral French oak barriques and stainless steel tank to mature. The inaugural Henrietta Tempranillo was bottled in December 2019 under a stelvin closure.
This Tempranillo rings true to the Henrietta style; bright, fresh and thoroughly drinkable. The nose is vibrant, with fresh red berries and red current intertwined with a touch of exotic spice and rosemary. The palate is well balanced showing wild red berries, cherry and spice tied together with soft tannins for a long bright finish.