PLEXUS

SHIRAZ, GRENACHE, MOUVERDRE
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John Duval Wines Plexus

 

2014 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 47%, Grenache 32%, Mourvedre 21%. The Shiraz was sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf, Marananga and Ebenezer regions, Grenache from the Tanunda and Krondorf regions and Mourvèdre from the Light Pass and Krondorf regions.

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

Oak Maturation:  100% barrel maturated for 14 months, with just 10% new fine  grain French oak hogsheads (300 litre barrels); with the balance 3-6  year old barrels.  

Technical Notes:
Alcohol 14.5%
pH 3.49
TA 6.16 g/l

Tasting:

  • Colour: Vibrant purple red.
  • Nose: Attractive ripe red and black fruit complemented by savoury, spicy notes.
  • Palate: Generous with good intensity of bright, plush blackberry fruit and Christmas cake character. Appealing texture with soft tannin backbone.

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