The Schmitds grow our Mencia grapes at their property in Vine Vale, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley.
Picked in the cool of the morning and gently destemmed to preserve whole berries. Fermented in an open top tank with a light hand plunge once or twice daily.
Pressed directly to barrel for Malo-lactic fermentation and left to mature in oak for 10 months’ - 100% French, 50% 1 year old / 50% older oak.
100% Barossa Valley Mencia.
Unfined, unfiltered, wild fermented, vegan. Handmade by Candice and Frew at their Arranmore property winery in Carey Gully.
Bottled on 5th February 2018, 75 dozen produced.
Medium bodied and deep in colour, this is our first release of our Mencia. Lifted with dark flavours of blackberry jam, currents and loaded with spice of black cardomon and anise.
Drinking: Ready at release, or cellar for 3-5 years and beyond.
Alcohol: 13.5% alc/vol