Serafino McLaren Vale GSM 2017
BOUQUET Aromas of forest berries, rose petals, cherries, plums and spice.
PALATE Medium bodied with a beautiful long even bright palate with musk, violets, plums and mouth watering orange rind tannins.
CELLARING POTENTIAL Enjoy early when bright and vibrant, or cellar up to 2025.
FOODMATCH Game dishes such as quail and pork belly, even white meat dishes. VINEYARDS The Serafino GSM is grown in the Blewitt Springs sub district of McLaren Vale, where the soils and deep sands contain ironstone and a clay layer. These vineyards have an open growth habit, allowing good exposure of the fruit helping even ripening.
OAK TREATMENT This Serafino GSM was matured in 60%/40% American oak and French oak barrels.
TECHNICAL DETAILS pH 3.45 TA 6.1g/L ALC 14%
WINEMAKER NOTES The fruit is destemmed and then whole fruit is transferred to small open fermenters. The fermentation lasts up to 10 days at moderate temperatures. During the fermentation the wine is taken away from the skins and returned over the skins to progress gentle extraction of the flavours and tannins. The wine develops in a combination of old French and American hogsheads for four months.