Arranmore Vineyard is owned and farmed by Darren and Tatum Pye.
Site location: Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -34.969100, 138.760644
Clones: 114 and 115
Elevation: 545 meters
Soil: Rich dark loam with clay and gravel mix, small pieces of quartz and ironstone sprinkled throughout.
Aspect: East facing
Harvest: 19th March 2013
Hand-picked and destemmed to an open-top fermenter with 20% whole bunches, followed by a 6 day cold soak prior to fermentation.
Gently hand plunged twice daily, with the ferment temperature peaking at 30°C.
Basket pressed direct to oak for 10 months maturation, 100% French, 40% new oak.
Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.
Bottled 25th February 2014 – 1,842 bottles
From this cool and unforgiving site comes a wine of generosity, warmth and spice. Perfumed and lifted with violets, dark cherry fruit and savory notes.
A textural swept palate, with concentrated fruit and silky tannins.
Drinking... Drink now or cellar for 10+ years.
Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol
95 points - Huon Hooke
94 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
92+ points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front