Thick As Thieves "Purple Prose" Gamay

Thick As Thieves "Purple Prose" Gamay

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Grape Variety: Gamay 

Vintage: 2018     Region: King Valley

Notes

Picked at 12.5 Be’ in mid March. The small 3 tonne harvest was tipped into a stainless steel open fermenters as 100% whole bunch.  After 3 days the natural ferment started and for a total of 12 days the ferment was occasionally pumped over. Pressed off to 1, 2 and 3 year old puncheons and hogsheads. Natural malo-lactic fermentation. No fining or filtration and bottled in December under screw cap. Serve chilled on hot days!

Nose:

Wonderful savoury, earthy notes combine with red currents, bay leaf and wild strawberries. Star anise and dried herbal notes in the background.

Palate:

Light bodied with juicy fruits and super soft tannins. Don’t be fooled by the upfront fruit, there is a serious mid palate that soon kicks in. The tannins are so supple that this wine can be enjoyed well chilled on a hot day with no real impact on the structure of the wine. Enjoy!