2019 Hand Crafted Lagrein

Story:  Lagrein is a relatively curious north east Italian grape variety well suited to Australian viticultural sites.

Vintage: The 2019 growing season started with mild weather and below average rainfall. Some late spring rain provided a bit of relief from the dry conditions. A heatwave in January was luckily too early in the ripening cycle to cause any damage to the fruit. This was followed by a very mild and dry finish to the vintage, allowing good hang time and flavour development to the smaller than average crop.

Nose:  The nose offers beautifully complex aromas of blackberries, plums and earth with a hint of spice.

Palate:  The palate is rich and opulent with smooth flavours of plums and spice, complemented by a tight, lingering finish.

Pairing:  Try with kangaroo fillet medallions served with a green olive, parsley and pine nut pesto.

Oak maturation:  21 months in seasoned French oak.

Cellaring:  Drink now or to 2028

Winemaker:  Shane Harris. 

Alc: 14.5%
pH: 3.45

TA: 7.12g/L
RS: 2g/L

Tax included.