On the nose the Hentley Farm Rouge Red Field Blend provides hints of satsuma plum, raspberry and blueberry aromas providing the light, cardamom seed and dried rosemary the shade. On the palate bright upfront acid and boot leather create a complex introduction, then red fruits and an attractive creamy texture take over. A soft, medium weighted wine with a level of complexity that you would expect from such a diverse range of varietals.
Sourced predominately from the Hentley farm estate and neighbouring north western Barossa vineyards. The top soil is predominately a red clay loam, and the subsoil varies from shattered limestone to salt & pepper siltstone and bluestone at depth. All vines are grown on their own roots.
10% of the fruit was whole bunch fermented while the remaining 90% the fruit was destemmed prior to fermentation, during which 2-3 pump overs a day were used to ensure that each wine achieved a full tannin structure. 30% of this wine was left on skins for 50 days before being basket pressed. The remainder went through a standard 7-10 day fermentation.
The Finer Details: Style – Red Wine Varietal – 47% Grenache, 12% Malbec, 11% Mataro, 10% Shiraz, 9% Tempranillo, 7% Durif, 3% Nero d’Avola and 2% Zinfandel Country – Australia Region – Eden Valley Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 14.5%