Samuel’s Gorge Graciano 2022
This low yielding, perfumed varietal is native to Spain, but thrives in the Vale, producing vibrant, and sassy wines with intense aromatics. Justin passionately believes this variety is perfect for the conditions as it retains acid like no other red variety he makes.
Traditionally, it is blended with Tempranillo, adding aromatics and structure. As a standalone variety it is a beautifully balanced and perfumed wine with fresh acidity.
Grown on the grey sands of East Willunga, harvest is done in two picks. 25% undergoes carbonic maceration, while the remainder is destemmed but not crushed. A wild yeast ferment is long and slow, before pressing to tank and 9 months elevage in old oak.
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