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Magpie Estate 'SF2'

We are experimenting at Magpie Estate ! This is our take on a 'natural' wine. Effectively other than the merest touch of sulphur at bottling and I mean the merest we have done nothing other than let this ferment naturally, rack it once after malolactic fermentation, and then again before bottling. Nothing added, no fining or filtration. I wanted this to be a kind of rustic, honest red and have bottled it in a green sparkling wine bottle with a crown cork...
It's officially low sulphur at just 13mg/l. Wines with less than 60mg/l are generally regarded as low sulphur and in fact many of the Magpie wines fit this criteria.
Grapes harvested from 3 vineyards in the Barossa, mostly in the Western Ridge sub-region.
Partial whole bunch- about 35%, and all wild (natural) yeast fermentation. Fermented in tank SF2 (small fermenter 2! hence the name) and then in old oak. Bottled unfiltered, no additions whatsoever.
c65% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache.
Lovely deep, bright colour leads to a really perfumed nose. Bright with red and black berry and cherry fruit, spice, white pepper, a touch of clove.
Similar on the palate, quite weighty with rich fruit, crunchy and bright, a touch of damson along with black raspberry and cherry, lots of spice and soft tannins. It's a big juicy mouthful, unadulterated and fresh. Drink young.

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