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2018

Tempranillo

Carignan

Regions:

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 2018 Mistress, the blend is Adelaide Hills Tempranillo (53%) and Carignan from Langhorne Creek (47%). The Tempranillo was handpicked, destemmed with rollers out to retain as much whole berry as possible. Wild fermentation on skins until dry, cap managed through pump over twice daily. Carignan was handpicked and fermented with 68% whole bunches with the remainder destemmed on top. Wild fermentation on skins until dry, cap managed through punchdowns twice daily. Both varieties matured for 18 months in old, seasoned barriques, 12 months of that on full lees.

Tasting Notes

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NOSE: Raspberry bullets, blueberries, subtle herbal notes andthe slightest suggestion of black olives.

PALATE: Initial spice supports the juicy red and blue fruits carried through on a wave of moutherwatering acidity. Medium weight lends itself to be enjoyed at almost all occasions.

PAIR: Tapas, lamb and chicken. Stuffed peppers and mushrooms.

CELLAR: Up to 10 years.