PLEXUS

SHIRAZ, GRENACHE, MOUVERDRE
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John Duval Wines Plexus

 

2012 PLEXUS

My aim with Plexus is express the wide spectrum of red fruit flavours from Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre and also provide structure with a seamless balance and long finish. 

Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques are employed with Plexus, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but also have medium term cellaring potential for 8-10 years.

Region:  Barossa Valley

Variety: Shiraz 51%, Grenache 30%, Mourvedre 19%. The Shiraz was sourced from old vineyards in the Tanunda,  Light Pass and Ebenezer districts.  Grenache from the Tanunda and  Ebenezer region and Mourvèdre from the and Light Pass region.

Winemaking: Fermentation with submerged cap and small open stainless  steel fermenters.

Oak Maturation:  100% barrel maturated for 15 months, with just 10% new fine  grain French oak hogsheads (300 litre barrels); with the balance 3-6  year old barrels.  Some Shiraz finished fermentation in new French  oak.

Technical Notes:
Alcohol 14.5%
pH 3.51
TA 6.4g/l

Tasting:

  • Colour: Crimson purple-red.
  • Nose: An array of red and black berry aromatics, wild berries and cassis.
  • Palate: Generous, with soft texture and fine tannins. Flavours of blackberry and dark cherry with hints of asian spice and Christmas cake.

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