Mataro 2016

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Mataro 2016

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70 dozen produced.

Axedale Vineyard, Bendigo GI. Latitude 36 degrees 45’ South.
Planted in 1998. Low yielding – 2.9 tonne per acre.
Altitude 161m. Average annual rainfall 502mm. Mean January Temperature 20 degrees Celsius.
Harvest date 9 March 2016.
Fruit was hand-sorted, 100% de-stemmed, not crushed. Whole berry ferment in a single small open stainless steel vat.
Hand plunged twice daily. Pressed straight to barrel with full solids after 7 days to finish ferment in barrel.
Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in barrel. Matured in old French hogsheads for 11 months - no racking.
Minimal sulphites added at bottling. Minimal filtration. Not fined. Vegan friendly.