2019 Haselgrove McLaren Vale Montepulciano
2019 Haselgrove McLaren Vale Montepulciano is deep and dense purple with dark ruby edges.
Youthful, perfumed summer berries leap from the glass. Fresh blackberry and blueberry are complimented by hints of bay leaf and star anise.
Juicy and ripe dark red fruits abound. Black cherry, deep plum and mulberry meld effortlessly with crisp tannins and vibrant acidity.
Don’t be afraid to chill me in summer.
Sourced from a single vineyard in the Tatachilla subregion of McLaren Vale. These relatively young vines are planted on a south facing slope in 50 million year old calcareous silt stone overlying a bedrock of limestone. The vines were shoot and bunched thinned during the growing season to produce an even and consistent canopy and fruit distribution.
Hand picked fruit with 10% whole bunches added to the bottom of the fermenter with the remainder destemmed with no crushing resulting in whole berries. Open fermented for 14 days and gently hand plunged twice a day. Pressed to seasoned oak and a 1,600L oak vat and matured for 8 months. No fining or acid additions and lightly filtered at bottling.
Region: McLaren Vale
Harvest Dates: 28th March 2018
Bottling Date: 18th December 2018
Release Date: December 2018
Cellaring: Drink young and fresh
Alcohol/pH/TA: 13.5 3.43 6.6
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More about the Town:
McLaren Vale is just 40 mins by road from the capital of South Australia- Adelaide, which is part of the Internationally recognized Wine Capital of the World
, only 11 capitals exist including San Francisco
and several others.
McLaren Vale is one of the Iconic regions that host winemakers and wine lovers from all over the world each vintage.
A region that encapsulates 75+ wineries and 150 Vineyards within an open ended Valley that reaches the Southern Ocean. Cooling sea Breezes allow the region to freshen over nights and develop that wonderful acidity that McLaren Vale is famous for.
The Mediterranean climate was so attractive the the European Immigrants back in the 40’s and 50 that we now see a broad array of varietals coming to the for. Italian varietals, Spanish and French styles are perfectly suited to the Vale!!!