L’ASSEMBLAGE ROUGE 2019 – YARRA VALLEY
Composition no 1 : 50% Pinot and 50 % Syrah, hand harvested on 3 & 23 March 2019.
Aromatic, fruit driven, medium bodied wine. Raspberry and morello cherry followed by blackberry, supported with floral and spicy notes including nutmeg and cinnamon. A vibrant, complex mouthfeel with generosity from the Syrah.
Pinot: 15% whole bunch carbonic maceration, 85 % cold maceration of whole berries. Combined for alcoholic fermentation. One week maceration after alcoholic fermentation prior to press.
Syrah:25% whole bunch carbonic maceration, 75% cold maceration of whole berries. Combined for alcoholic fermentation. Ten days maceration after alcoholic fermentation prior to press.
After pressing, the wine was stored in barrels (50% new) aged for malolactic fermentation and then aged on lees for nine months, before tasting to determine the blend. Blended together in tank for one month to ensure natural clarification prior to bottling.
No filtration, minimal sulphur used at bottling.
Total production: 750 bottles
Variety: 50 % Pinot 50 % Syrah