2019 White Label Saxonvale Mourvèdre
TROPHY WINNER NSW WINE AWARDS
Small bunches and intensely flavoured fruit with bright aromatics was a characteristic of the 2019 vintage, resulting in beautifully ripe and healthy fruit that we hand picked in mid January. Fruit quality was exceptionally high
Our Saxonvale Vineyard has fifty year old Shiraz and Mourvedre vines which are interplanted as a field blend on a three hectare block growing on the red volcanic soils of the Fordwich Sill. We usually harvest this block together as a field blend, but in exceptional vintages we hand a small amount of mourvedre to express as a single variety.
The fruit for this wine was handpicked and fermented in a temperature-controlled environment. After fermentation, the wine was placed in old used French oak barriques and puncheons where it matured for 18 months prior to bottling.
Deep ruby in colour with aromas of raspberry, cherry, and mulberry. The palate is rich with bright red berry fruits and cherry cola, soft tannins and fresh acidity drive the finish.
Duck breast with confit cherry and cauliflower puree
Enjoy now or cellar over the next ten years.
Titratable Acidity 6.9g/L
Residual Sugar <1g/L