2022 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: Saperavi
Region: Moppa, Barossa Valley
Colour: Intense crimson purple.
Nose: Distinctive and intriguing, the nose captivates with its varietal rustic charm. Fresh beetroot juice, fragrant lemon thyme, blood plum and floral flecks fill the glass, evolving and opening further with time.
Palate: A rich core of dark savoury fruit provides depth and intensity. The core of blood plum and purple fig is complexed with earthy warm spice and subtle savoury oak. The tannins build and grow, providing a robust frame and depth to the palate. A wine that will uncoil with time to show more complexity and character to those who are patient enough to wait.
Cellaring potential: 5+ years
Winter 2021 was recorded as the wettest in 25 years for Northern Barossa, setting up the vines well for the growing season. Other than one welcomed rain event on the 1st of March the summer was dry. The cool conditions allowed for the steady ripening of fruit to its optimum flavour, colour and tannin development. Wines of the 2022 vintage are characterised by having lovely natural balance, brightness of fruit, perfume and long fine structural palates.
- Harvested March 25, 2022
- Whole berries for ferment
- Fermented in small open top for 8 days
- Gentle pump overs and hand plunging
- 10 months in seasoned French oak hogsheads
- Filtered prior to bottling
- Wine analysis
pH – 3.56
Acidity – 6.0 g/L
Alcohol – 14.0%
Currently not reviewed.