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2019

Touriga

Tempranillo

Carignan

Regions:

Barossa Valley

Adelaide Hills

Langhorne Creek

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Story

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Vintage time is when it all happens. The grapes are ripe and ready to be transformed into wine – and they won’t be kept waiting. Nineteen hour days in the vineyard and winery become the norm. Your equipment becomes your family, the wines your Mistress – especially when you come home covered in purple kisses from your grape friends. Mistress is our celebration of the highs and lows of vintage, thanking those that help make the wine, but also those who help the winemakers. Their patience and understanding that, at this delicate time of year, everything else has to come second, is much appreciated. To them, we raise a glass. And you should too.

Winemaking

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Mistress is a blend inspired by wine varieties of the Iberian peninsula. For 2019 Mistress, Touriga was machine picked and destemmed, fermented in stainless steel with wild yeast and pumped over twice daily for cap managment. The Tempranillo was handpicked, destemmed with the rollers out to retain as much whole berry as possible. Wild fermentation on skins until dry, cap managed through pump overs twice daily. Carignan was handpicked and fermented with roughly 60% whole bunches and the remainder destemmed on top. Wild fermentation on skins until dry, cap managed through punchdowns twice daily. Matured seperately for 9 months in old, seasoned barriques on full lees, then blended together for 9 months further ageing in stainless steel.

Tasting Notes

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NOSE: Bright red and blue fruits, raspberry bullets, blueberries, toffee apple lollies, subtle spices and delicious spices.

PALATE: Juicy acidity that leaps around the mouth with light dusty tannins that are super soft. Slightly fuller than the nose implies yet the acidity keeps it nice and playful.

PAIR: Tapas. Fried things on bread. Olives and charcuterie.

CELLAR: Up to 10 years.