2018 Gipsie Jack Lagrein
Fruit for this wine was sourced solely from the “Pasquin” vineyard owned by John Glaetzer and Bill Potts. The vines are spur pruned and trained to a vertical shoot positioned canopy The soils are free drain-ing, sandy loam over a red clay layer.
The fruit for this wine was machine picked, then de-stemmed and crushed to small open top fermenters. The must was allowed to cold for 48 hours, to the retention of fruit flavours prior to the ferment beginning. The wine was then hand plunged 2-3 times daily throughout fermentation to extract colour, flavour and tannins, prior to pressing to 2 yr old French oak hogsheads. The wine then underwent Malolactic fermentation in this oak, prior to being racked and returned to the same oak for maturation until blending and bottling.
A strong full bodied wine, with deep dense colour. Lifted floral aromas with plum and wild cherry flavours. Savoury fine grain tannins with a slightly astringent finish, making it exceptional when paired with food.
Cellaring Designed for drinking now, but will further develop and reward cellar-ing for 5+ years