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25 February 2019
Longest View, Geelong
A warm dry growing season in Geelong. A settled flowering led to good crop levels and vineyards enjoyed an even warm summer which allowed full flavour ripeness whilst still retaining good acidity.
Hand harvested fruit was carefully destemmed into small open fermenters. A natural ferment started after two days on skin. The open fermented was gently pumped over once a day for a week until the wine was dry. It was then gently pressed and sent to the underground cellar. Maturation was in new and used French oak Hogsheads for nine months prior to racking and bottling in late December 2019.
Dark red with bright purple hues and brilliant clarity.
Black cherries, and wild berries are complexed with oak derived spices including smoked bacon and cinnamon notes. Hints of game meats add another element.
Charred dark cherry fruits flow onto the palate. A rich velvet mid palate is encased with grippy meaty tannins. Smokey notes add depth and hints of forest floor are beginning to evolve. A very long palate with fine acidity for balance.
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Duck sausage roll, Pine mushroom gnocchi, hard cheese.