2020 Lone Star Red
Syrah Clones: PT23 & BVRC12, own rooted (vines planted in 2001).
Pinot Noir Clone: MV6, own rooted (vines planted in 1997.)
Winemaker: Franco D’Anna
Total crush: 116 Dozen
60% Pinot Noir, picked 19 March, 2020: 100% destemmed and lightly crushed into open fermenter tanks.
40% Syrah, picked 22 April, 2020: cold maceration prior to fermentation in open tank on 25% whole bunch with further fermentation in barrel after pressing.
Fruit Analysis (combined): Baume: 12.8; pH: 3.3; TA: 8.2
Inoculated yeast fermentation.
No fining or filtration.
Bottled 5 November, 2020.
Vegan friendly: no animal products used
13.0 % alc/vol; Approx. 7.7 standard drinks
A lovely fresh combination of fruit and spice in a medium bodied style which brings out the full expression of varietal character; the pinot noir is fragrant and vibrant while the Syrah adds body and white peppery spice to the palate. The 60/40 blend combines the texture and grip of the Pinot with the spice and dark fruit of the Syrah to deliver a memorable flavour experience.
You will love it with or without food, slightly chilled or at room temperature. A very drinkable wine, which will remain fresh and light for a few years if you prefer.
THE REAL REVIEW: 91 POINTS.
Medium ruby-red colour, crystal clear and bright. Red cherries, bracken and oyster-shell aromas. Red berries, cinnamon and pepper-spice roll across the palate. A lithe and vibrant palate with good length and drive.
A drink-now style that offers a lot of character and value.