Plan B! TV Tempranillo Viognier
Rusty on one side, shiny on the flip side! So much lighter than the 14.5% abv would have you believe.
Fruit from separate vineyard patches picked at night and fermented between 24-26C for 12 days with extended post- fermentation maceration to optimise flavour, colour and tannin profiles. Individual batches aged in barrel for 60 months. Rounded off with 2% Viognier for good measure.
The Tempranillo was grown high on the slopes of the picturesque Ferguson Valley, in the Geographe Region, in Western Australia. Picked on March 10th and 11th 2017 at ~ 14 Baumé, fermentation was in conventional stainless steel vessels with regular pump over, followed by 18 months maturation in 25% new and 75% seasoned old French oak barriques. The highlight addition of 2% lees stirred, new oak matured Vioginer was added prior to bottling in December 2018.