Lucy M - 2021 Vino Rosso

2021 Vino Rosso

Merlot, Syrah
Adelaide Hills, SA

New juice from the legendary Basket Range wildman Anton Van Klopper. Anton describes this rosso as a soft dark forest in late spring, where the redcurrants, raspberries and mulberries stain shirts with tart, sweet red juice, also running from our mouths like a vampire's kiss. Yep.

The Merlot is grown at the Magpie Springs farm in the Hope Valley, while the Syrah is from the same ocean-view block that contributes to the Light Red. Whole-bunch carbonic fermentation lasted five days before pressing a single 2500L jarrah barrel and some 500L old French oak barrels, where it aged before assemblage and bottling. No additions, as always.