2021 ARILA GARDENS
GARDENS OF MOPPA
Our Gardens of Moppa wines are an expression of the region from which we call home. A blend of vineyards, or as we like to call them gardens, from the heart of Moppa. Fragrant wines with personality, crafted with a gentle touch and a respect for these classic varietals from this renowned region.
Grape Variety: Grenache (56%), Shiraz (39%), Mataro (5%)
Region: Moppa, Barossa Valley
Colour: Mid garnet
Nose: Aromatics leap from the glass with a perfumed core of black cherry fruits, complemented by milk chocolate, red liquorice, and granola.
Palate: Slick core of loganberry fruits, seamless and complete with intensity of flavour that runs the length and breadth of the palate. The fruit is bright and expressive with layers of dusting cocoa, malt and cream supporting by a finely woven, mealy tannin line. The acid sits harmoniously with the fruit, lifting and lengthening the impressive flavour presence.
Cellaring potential: 10+ years
The 2021 vintage for the Barossa will be referred to in time as a classic, producing exceptionally good quality wines. The growing season was set up well with average winter and above average rainfall through August to October allowing for good subsoil moisture and healthy vines. Another rain event in early February was welcome, allowing for a steady and unstressed ripening period. Very mild conditions during berry ripening allowed for slow sugar accumulation and the development of optimum flavour and tannin whilst retaining good natural acidity. Picking decisions were based on acid profile as much as flavour allowing fruit to be harvested with moderate sugar. The result being bright wines with lovely natural balance.
- Harvested 9th of March
- Cold soak for 24 hours
- Small percentage of whole bunch at base of fermenter, remainder whole berries
- Fermented in small open top fermenter for 10 days
- Co fermentation of Grenache, Shiraz & Mataro
- Gentle pump overs and hand plunging
- 14 months in seasoned French oak hogsheads on light lees
- Unfined and filtered prior to bottling ~ Bottled June 2022
pH – 3.49
Acidity – 6.1g/l
Alcohol – 14.4%
As yet to be reviewed.