2016 Black Label Four + One
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As legend goes, years ago, Rob called the winemakers together for an urgent meeting. The urgent matter? He wanted a pizza wine, and boy did they rise to the challenge. Mediterranean varietals – tempranillo (30%), sangiovese (14%), barbera (13%) and Grenache (11%) – created stunning flavours but it was missing a little ‘weight’ on the palate. All it took was a little shiraz to perfectly tie them all together. Aptly named ‘Four + one,’ this wine has become a crowd favourite that we’re famous for today.
Perfectly paired for pizza! Particularly with savoury/ spicy toppings ie. truffle, olives, basil, oregano, prosciutto or tuscan sausage.
Aroma:mulberry, dark cherry + black olive
Palate:medium-bodied with a complex array of dark berry fruits + fine silky tannins
Cellar:up to 8 years
Vineyard:Yarraland Vineyard, Chirnside Park Boat O’Craigo Vineyard, Kangaroo Ground
Harvest:mid to late March 2016
Method:hand picked on all sites
Process:destemmed, whole berry, cold soak pre-ferment
Fermentation:hand plunged in 2-3 tonne open fermenter
Barrel:16 months in seasoned French Oak
Winemakers:Rob Dolan + Mark Nikolich