“Wine with elegance, finesse and prettiness; let’s say our Fair Lady is as magical as The Sound of Music.”
The fruit for ‘Hills Are Alive’ is sourced from hand-tended blocks in the Mt Pleasant sub-region of the far northern Adelaide Hills. Primary fermentation takes place between stainless steel vats and 5 tonne open fermenters after which the wine is assembled into tank to complete a natural malolactic fermentation before being pressed off. It is then transferred to new and well-seasoned hogsheads and aged for 12 months prior to bottling with minimal filtraton.
Deep purple colour with a garnet-purple hue, there’s a wonderful lifted raspberry scent with licorice, rose petals and hints of fresh sage. On the palate, a rush of plums and cherries on entry with rhubarb, peppery spice and a dash of cocoa, firm yet elegant tannins melding with those sweet red fruit flavours for a long, fine finish.
Best enjoyed with friends, winter fare and a second glass, curled up by a crackling fire.
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