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2019 Airlie Bank Franc Yarra Valley

2019 Airlie Bank Franc Yarra Valley

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$251.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

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    Harvested from the Napoleone vineyard, on a block planted in 2001. The vines are finding good balance now, with the crop coming down and the canopy less vigorous. 2019 Airlie Bank Franc is brighter and fruitier than the 2018. Less deep and structural, and a return to the heady herbal aromas of the 2017. This wine is built on seven one-tonne 100% whole-bunch ferments, completely sealed and left to do their thing for 14 days. We did a couple of foot stomps towards the end of ferment to extract some colour, but otherwise this was a very good crack at carbonic maceration. The wine is pressed to ferment out in tank, then racked to old hogsheads, where it remained (unsulphured) for eight months. That's longer than usual, in an attempt to build the presence of the wine, and take the edge off any confected characters that come with cab mac. Racked out in November 2019, no fining, lightly filtered and 40ppm of SO2 the night before bottling (mid-December 2019). - Tim Shand, Punt Road