Between Five Bells 2016 Red (750ml)

Varietal: Red Blend

Region: Lethbridge, VIC

Vintage: 2016

For no other reason than to be delicious. This is the SIXTH release of our RED. When it should be drunk is up to you, probably not long after it comes into your possession.

The backbone for the B5B red is always Shiraz, but our philosophy is to make a varietally ambiguous wine. The wine is a riot of crushed fruit aromas with an underlying savoury edge. To achieve this we split the Shiraz into two; the first element is 100% whole bunch fermented then gently pressed straight into barrel, the second element is destemmed and undergows a slow, natural ferment in 3000lt cuve with a once a day hand plunge.

During fermentation in the 3000lt cuve we add Nero d’Avola (for some earthy spice), Negramaro (which brings with it a bitter dark chocolate character), and Nebbiolo (to maintain the equilibrium of the wine).