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
The power of the fruit is your first sensory perception – it’s dark and vibrant. In the mouth, 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.
This versatile wine is designed to be consumed unaccompanied or with big dinners. Likewise a gentle chilling before opening works just as well as drinking at room temperature. Your choice.