2018 Tasting Notes
2018 – The Season
Below average winter rains, followed by well timedbut sparse spring and early summer falls, coupled with mild temperatures set up the Barossa for anearly quantitively modest harvest of clean and freshfruit. Red wines show deep fleshy fruit, supple, ripe acids, and pleasing palate weight.
2018 Papillon Rose 13.0% abv
Produced from very old Barossa Valley Grenache (78%),and Cinsault (22%). The source vineyards range inage from 40 to 120 years old, (averaging 90 years ifyou had to find a fair number) growing in sands, loamover clay and deep red clay soils. All bush vines, allhand-picked, dry grown – old school. Whilst proportions varied depending on the particularfruit parcel, around 40% of the whole clusters wereretained within the fermentations, the balacedestemmed. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured on lees for 5 months in a mixture of concrete,stainless steel and large old oak prior to blending and bottling.