2018 Tasting Notes
2018 – The Season
Below average winter rains, followed by well timed but sparse spring and early summer falls, coupled with mild temperatures set up the Barossa for a nearly quantitatively modest harvest of clean and fresh fruit. 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 in age from 40 to 120 years old, (averaging 90 years if you had to find a fair number) growing in sands, loam over clay and deep red clay soils.
All bush vines, all hand-picked, dry grown – old school. Whilst proportions varied depending on the particular fruit parcel, around 40% of the whole clusters were retained within the fermentations, the balance destemmed.
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.