PLEXUS

SHIRAZ, GRENACHE, MOUVERDRE
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John Duval Wines Plexus

 

2015 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 52%, Grenache 32%, Mourvedre 16%. The Shiraz was sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf and Ebenezer regions, Grenache from the Tanunda, Ebenezer and Eden Valley regions and Mourvèdre from the Light Pass and Ebenezer regions.

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.  

Technical Notes:
Alcohol 14.5%
pH 3.53
TA 6.06 g/l

Tasting:

  • Colour: Vibrant purple with deep red hues.
  • Nose: Dark berries and bramble with a dusting of spices, licorice and dried herbs.
  • Palate: Medium bodied with a generous core of ripe black berries and supoorting red fruits. Ample structure porvided by fine grainy tannins with a long spicy finish.

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