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2020 SINGLE VINEYARD BRACHETTO TRANQUILLO

2020 SINGLE VINEYARD BRACHETTO TRANQUILLO

SKU: SB13

Style: Dessert

 

The sweetness of this wine is from natural fruit sugars that remain after we stop fermentation before the wine is completely dry. We are left with a delightfully still, dessert style wine that is a little lower in alcohol and finishes fresh and clean with flavours of rosewater and strawberries. It is perfect after dinner with berries, pastries or soft cheeses.

  • Details

    Varietals: Brachetto

    Clone: H104

    Harvest: 12 March 2020

    Baume at Harvest: 12.5

    pH at Harvest: 3.5

    TA at Harvest: 7.3

  • About

    Brachetto is an ancient Italian variety dating back to Roman times and is only planted in a few vineyards in Australia. We make a still wine that follows the traditional ‘Tranquillo’ method and helps us showcase the vibrant strawberry and rose water flavours at their best.

  • Accolades

    [2017 Vintage] – 3.5/5 stars at 2018 WINESTATE Emerging Varietal Awards

  • Tasting Note

    2020 VINTAGE

    The further we got into winter, the colder and wetter it became to the past 25-year average. Spring continued in this vain with temperatures cooler than average, and rainfall higher, with the dam filling naturally in late November. December bucked the trend with abnormally high temperatures, five days above 35°C degrees and three days above 40°C and very low rainfall. This mirrored the rest of the country where the drought and high temperatures prevailed throughout Queensland and New South Wales. We thought we were staring down a very hot, dry summer to come, however, January and February brought generally cooler weather and significantly higher rainfall than normal (112mm more). Furthermore, the season started to lengthen with picking dates extending out as much as two weeks more than has been the norm recently for some varieties.

    VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING

    Brachetto is an ancient Italian variety dating back to Roman times and is only planted in a few vineyards in Australia. We make a still wine that follows the traditional ‘Tranquillo’ method. The sweetness of the wine is from natural fruit sugars that remain after we stop fermentation before the wine is completely dry. We are left with a delightfully still, dessert style wine that is a little lower in alcohol and finishes fresh and clean with flavours of rosewater and strawberries.

    TASTING

    Pale pink in colour, this wine has aromas of candied strawberries and mandarin flowers. Delicate flavours of rose petals and strawberries carry through to the palate which finishes with citrus freshness.

    PAIRING

    Try a raspberry and almond tart with mascarpone or a soft, creamy brie and fresh fruit.

     

  • Reviews

    “Delicate floral fragrances and tasting of limes and quince with nice sweetness and a tightening grip on the finish.”
    2018 WINESTATE Emerging Varietal Awards – 3.5/5 stars (2017 Vintage)

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