Obsidian Estate Tempranillo 2019

$45.00

Tasting Notes

Appearance

Bright purple.

Bouquet

Lifted bouquet of ripe black fruit, with underlying savory notes.

Palate

Medium bodied, broad and soft with a generous mid-palate that leads to a warm lingering finish.

Cellaring

Drink now while young and fresh or suitable for cellaring up to 7 years.

 

Production

Variety:

Tempranillo

Region

Onetangi Valley, Obsidian Vineyard, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ

Season:

Growing conditions: A settled and early summer resulted in an exceptional fruit set and clean growing conditions throughout the vineyard.  This was followed with a persistent period of near drought conditions from mid-summer to autumn.  Temperatures were in the normal range, but rainfall was extremely low with the island experiencing only about a third of the year previous.  These conditions allowed fruit to reach optimal ripeness.  As a result, 2019 will be fondly remembered as a vintage that produced an abundance of high-quality wines. 

Harvest:

Hand Picked: 2nd April 2019 

Vinification:

Fermentation took place in open top fermenters, with twice daily plunging.  After a period of post fermentation maceration, the wine was pressed and transferred to oak for malolactic fermentation.  The wine was racked twice for clarification prior to a light egg white before bottling.

Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.0%
TA: 6.0 g/l
pH: 3.80
Residual Sugar: 0.0g
Winemaker: Michael Wood
Bottled: February 2020, 165 dozen produced

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