An obviously hip red, white and pink grape blend from down under. A very uncommon mix of 40% Doradillo, 25% Zinfandel, 15% Cabernet Franc , 20% Red Sémillon (a natural mutation of the Semillon that happened in Australian with pinkish-red colored skins, we’ve never seen it in a wine before). Bright, refreshing and highly flavorful of red berries and spices. Very low ABV, clocking in at just 9.1%, best with a solid chill and some savory snacks.
Three red grapes and one weird white were handpicked across a three-week period with “high flavor x bright acid” as the common equation. The Doradillo (weird white) was picked first and fermented 1/3 whole-bunch and 1/3 whole-berry tipped atop 1/3 pressed juice. The Zinfandel came in next and fermented 100% whole-bunch in a 25hL open top fermenter for three weeks and pumped over frequently for maximum structure, then pressed to old puncheons. The Red Sémillon was fermented on skins for two weeks and then pressed to ceramic egg to finish its ultimate weirdness. The Seaview Cabernet Franc was the last to come in and was destemmed and left on skins for two days prior to being pressed and fermented in 700L French demi-muid, bringing the elegant side of this variety. The lots were blended and settled for one month before being bottled without fining or filtration and only a small dose of SO2 at bottling.” – Vine Street Imports