Varietal: Alicante Bouschet
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
This comes from 25-year-old vines in Vine Vale, which has sand, over sand, over sand, over more sand. This is the second run at this block, which only delivered sparse fruit the first time around, but in 2021 produced a better canopy and crop after some careful pruning and an increase in the bud numbers. It was 50/50 whole-bunch and destemmed, then left to ferment on skins for about 12 days in stainless before it was pressed to seasoned French oak.