Night Harvest `Reserve` Alicante Bouschet 2012 (6 x 750mL), WA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$5.99 per Bottle
$35.94 per pack

Overview

Owing to the easily extracted colour of Alicante Bouschet our winemakers adopt the gentle winemaking techniques used in our Shiraz production to allow the wine to show purity of varietal fruit characters.

Like our Shiraz grapes, the Alicante Bouchet grapes were destemmed and fermented. The grape must was inoculated with yeast and ferment was kept between 20 - 23° C. Cooler than usual fermentation temperatures were adopted to retain spicy and primary fruit aromatics. A twice a day pumpover regime was undertaken to wet the cap and regulate fermentation temperature with care taken not to over extarct tannin.

The wine was allowed to ferment to dryness at which time the must was gently pressed. The wine was inoculated with malolactic bacteria and transferred to barrel. Post malolactic fermentation, the wine was taken off its sediment and returned to barrel for a maturation period of 18 months. A selection of fine grained Allier French oak barriques were used to allow the wine to grow in depth and structure during its maturation phase. The oak cradles the wine adding sweetness, richness and vanilla whilst preserving primary fruit aromatics and flavour.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Alicante Bouschet differs from other grapes in that is has red flesh as well as red skin. The resultant wines produced are vibrant magenta in colour.

Aroma

Dark aromas of gravel, bramble and blueberry jam, generously coated in hints of chocolate, violets and plum pudding.

Palate

The palate is soft with inviting flavours of pipe smoke and forest fruits, with a deep brooding, earthy finish.

Food Matching

Turkey, veal, lasagne, ravioli, rabbit and cheese

Vintage
2012
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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