Geoff Hardy Handcrafted Lagrein 2019 Story
: Lagrein is a relatively curious north east Italian grape variety well suited to Australian viticultural sites.
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.
The nose offers beautifully complex aromas of blackberries, plums and earth with a hint of spice.
The palate is rich and opulent with smooth flavours of plums and spice, complemented by a tight, lingering finish.
Try with kangaroo fillet medallions served with a green olive, parsley and pine nut pesto.
21 months in seasoned French oak.
Drink now or to 2028
Geoff Hardy Handcrafted Lagrein 2019
As part of the Adelaide’s Wine capital of the world nomination, the Hills is the engine.
The Cooler climate encourages Whites and Pinot , but the standouts are the Chardonnay and the Sauvignon Blanc.
Located 20 mins from the capital of South Australia, the Adelaide Hills is the connection between the Barossa and McLaren Vale.
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