Bink - 2020 Little Red
"Even for the wine industry, this vintage was a challenging one. Heatwaves, hail, heavy winds during flowering, bushfires ... Mother Nature gave it her all this time around. The vineyards took a massive beating earlier this year, but the fruit quality was pretty damm good!!! The fruit that was left showed signs of lifted characters and good acids. Just what I want for Bink wines.
Little Red is a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Chenin Blanc. Cabernet Franc was picked end of February. 80% destemmend, 20 whole bunch underfeed. Left to ferment for about 5 days and then pressed to seasoned puncheons. Chenin Blanc is 100% destemmend, 3 day skin contact and the pressed to ceramic egg. Left to ferment to dry and the transferred to barrel. Blended about a month before bottling. Super bright nose, hits of blueberry with touches of pear and granny smith apple. Fresh start on the pallet with cab franc taking the lead and chenin giving the support freshness. Very easy going style of light red. Can be served cooled as room temp" – Koen Jansaens
Variety Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc || Region Clare Valley, SA || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml