|Our Price: $24.99 / bottle (RRP: $30.00)||Case: 6 x 750 ml|
Serafino black label wines are selected from our premium estate vineyard's in McLaren Vale. The Vale has a diverse mix of soil types and vineyard orientation that enhance the complexity of Serafino wines. Distinctive varietal and regional characters are captured in all the premium black label wines.
The grapes were picked at optimum flavour and intensity and delivered to the Serafino winery to be crushed and destemmed. Fermentation was completed in our four tonne open fermenters. The fermentation process of converting sugars to alcohol takes around seven days. During this period each fermenter is carefully pumped over two times a day plus in the early stages we use a technique called delestage, where the juice is racked of the skins and then returned again to help with colour extraction, tannin enhancement and building the depth of flavour. At the end of primary fermentation the wine was pressed off skins and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked to a combination of 25% new and older French and American oak hogsheads (300L), for a further 12 months.
'The bouquet and medium to full-bodied palate sing loud and clear, with blackberry and plum fruit skillfully enshrined in fine, ripe tannins, plus a nudge of oak. There is a harmony, a completeness, to the wine that means it is totally open-ended, its drinking window without borders.'
96 Points - James Halliday