The Sixties Block 2015

Tasting Notes

Vibrant purple with a violet hue.  A lifted and complex nose of maraschino cherry, boysenberry and ribenna berry. Lightly seasoned oak provides a touch of integrated vanilla and spice.  Medium bodied with vibrant fresh raspberry, mulberry and plum fruit. The palate is finely textured with a fresh natural acidity and well weighted tannins. Careful oak selection brings
the wine together perfectly complimenting the spicy savoury finish to the wine.

Winemaking

Fruit was harvested in March and April and fermented on skins for 7 days. The wine then spent 12 months in one, two and three year old French and American oak prior to bottling.

Cellaring

The Sixties Block is a unique wine that’s both approachable in its youth and rewards cellaring for 7-10 years. Enjoy with pork and fennel sausages in a tomato based sauce.

"First planted by my brother Malcolm in the early 1960’s, our Sixties Block contains a single row of many obscure and interesting grape varieties. Today this mature vineyard produces small quantities of intensely flavoured fruit, from which we select the very best for this intriguing field blend." - Colin Campbell

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CLOSURE
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WINEMAKER
Colin Campbell

COLOUR
Vibrant purple with a violet hue.

BOUQUET
A lifted and complex nose of maraschino cherry, boysenberry and ribenna berry. Lightly seasoned oak provides a touch of integrated vanilla and spice.

PALATE
Medium bodied with vibrant fresh raspberry, mulberry and plum fruit. The palate is finely textured with a fresh natural acidity and well weighted tannins. Careful oak selection brings the wine together perfectly complimenting the spicy savoury finish to the wine.

GRAPE VARIETY
The blend of grapes includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Carignan, Tinta Cao, Tinta Madeira and Cornifesto

GROWING REGION
From our Rutherglen vineyards

% ALCOHOL
14.5

ACIDITY
6.3g/l

pH
3.56

 

 

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