2020 Cloudy but Fine Primitivo Under Flor

There were healthy winter rains and plenty of spring rains that set the vines up very well.  There was a later than usual start to harvest with long, slow ripening periods resulting in grapes with great depth of flavour.  The intermittent summer rains stopped in mid-January, so disease pressure was low. It was very dry from February to April, with only a few millimetres of rain. Days were mild with a lot of cool nights.  Overall it was a great vintage with minimal disease pressure and above average crop levels.

 

The 2020 Cloudy but Fine Primitivo was born a dry red table wine that underwent further maturation for 12 months in French oak under a Flor yeast, the same yeast strain used for sherry production. Here the Flor surface yeast quickly established a healthy cover or veil over the wine imparting subtle Flor characters evident in the wine today.

 

The delicious flavours of a combination of dark berry fruitiness and gentle nuttiness reminiscent of frangipane, Cherry Danish and blueberry strudel. Black cherry pie, savoury yet perfumed Kalamata olives and wild black berries envelop the palate. There are hints of milk chocolate wrapped almonds and the herbal notes of bouquet garni dominated by fragrant bay leaves.

$50.00

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