Mountadam Vineyards The Red 2013

Mountadam Vineyards Eden Valley The Red Blend

Vineyard: Mountadam Vineyards was established in 1972 in the High Eden region of the Barossa overlooking a landscape at 550m altitude. The soils are over 500 million years old with low fertility and layers of rock dominating the site; perfect for wine grape growing.

Season: Spring rainfall was well below average with several days reaching 30°C. The growing season had even temperatures and little rainfall. Ripening was slow and steady leading to the development of good tannin structure and fruit characters.

Wine making: Hand-picked from the single vineyard before gentle pressing. After time on skins to extract concentrated colour the final blend was transfered into new French oak to mature for a further 18 months, 52% Merlot, 48% Cabernet.

Appearance: Dark red

Aroma/Bouquet: Black currant, red plum, fresh herbs, subtle hints of roast capsicum and cedar.

Palate: The palate has a backbone of fine grainy tannin and balanced acidity intertwined with dark berry fruits and notes of dark chocolate.

Food Pairing: Mushroom ragout, Risotto Parmigiana or lemon crusted lamb cutlets and seasonal salad.

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: 20+ years

Wine maker: Helen McCarthy

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Mountadam Vineyards was established in 1972 as one of Australia's pioneer Chardonnay producers, by the late David Wynn, without question one of the most significant contributors to the Australian wine industry and an important part of the Mountadam story. The Wynn family have now moved on with David Brown now the custodian of this majestic site.