Arranmore Vineyard is owned and farmed by Candice and Frewin. Purchased in March this year (2016), we are so excited to own this world class vineyard.
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: 3rd April 2014
Hand-picked & destemmed to an open-top fermenter with 20% whole bunches, followed by a 5 day cold soak prior to fermentation.
Gently hand plunged twice daily, with the ferment temperature peaking at 30°C.
Pressed direct to oak for 10 months maturation, 100% French, 20% new oak, lees stirred in oak for 2 months.
Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.
Bottled 2nd February 2015 – 1,686 bottles, 140 doz.
Home sweet home… our home since 2014. Sweet inviting flavours of pomegranate and mulberry wrapped together with bay leaf, liquorice spice and bramble. Voluptuous and intense with a jelly crystal finish.
Drinking... Ready to drink upon release or cellar to 2026.
Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol
93 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
93 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
92 points - Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion magazine