Haselgrove Alternative Series Montepulciano McLaren Vale
Deep and dense purple with dark ruby edges. Aroma Youthful, perfumed summer berries leap from the glass. Fresh blackberry and blueberry are complimented by hints of bay leaf and star anise. Palate 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.
Vineyards 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.
Winemaking 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.
Technical Region: McLaren Vale Variety: Montepulciano 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