Black Pearl Oro 2013. (58% Shiraz, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon
Phenolically ripe grapes are handpicked, cooled before a gentle crushing, open fermented in 600kg lots, hand punched down three times daily, and put into the barrel at 5 degrees Balling to finish fermentation in barrel. The wine is racked three times before bottling a year later and is further aged in bottle for at least a year before release. We feel we have a special site and the vineyard is managed on organic principles; our goal is to bottle what comes from the vineyard. We add only yeast and minimal sulfur to the wine and take nothing out. Our goal is a limited edition, terroir driven wine that is drinkable now as well as able to mature further in the bottle.
Alc: 15%, ph: 3.5, TA: 5.9 g/l, RS:3.4 g/l.