Luddite Shiraz . . . 2012
Ligesom årg. 2011 var også 2012 en meget tør sæson. Dette betøs en tidlig høst dette år - ja faktisk blev alt høstet d. 22. februar dette år. Små bær med ekstra stor intensitet og særdeles frugtrig.
På grund af den tørre sæson er der i årg. 2012 kun lavet 10.100 flasker
24 måneder på fade, heraf 95% franske og 5% ungarske.
Fuldmoden nu og denne årgang 2012 har minimum et lagringspotentiale til 2027.
Lavet i ægte luddite ånd, nemlig minimum mekanisering og modstand imod teknologi og automatisering. Lille ejendom.
John Platter: "Excellent Wine-4½ stars"
Duft af blommer og morbær, mørk chokolade og antydninger af egetræ.
Smag af mørk frugt, særdeles fyldig og rig på smagsnuancer i retning af kryderier - spicy shiraz.
Luddite Shiraz 2012
The 2012 vintage followed a very hot and dry 2011. The result of two dry vintages in a row was that the grapes ripened very quickly. We were forced to pick earlier than normal and everything all at once. The upside was again very small berry size and fantastic concentration of flavours. We split the ferments into two batches, old block and new block, but due to the smallness of the crop, both these batches were blended immediately after pressing. We kept the fermentation temperatures below 24° which resulted in great fruit intensity. After fermentation, the wine was allowed to post macerate for 4 weeks and went through malolactic fermentation on skins.
Both press and free run wine were blended together and, as mentioned earlier, all the wine went into one tank. After settling, the wine was racked to barrel of which 25% was new oak. 95% of the barrels were French Oak and 5% Hungarian Oak. The rest of the barrels were 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill. The wine spent 2 years in barrel after which it was blended and bottled.
Grapes were sourced from Luddite vineyard sites:
We picked on the 22nd February 2012