• 2020 Sam Vinciullo Skin Contact Chenin Blanc

2020 Sam Vinciullo Skin Contact Chenin Blanc

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Cowaramup, Margaret River
Chenin Blanc
12.6%
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VINEYARDS:
The penultimate vintage for Sam at Treeton Estate located within
the township of Cowaramup, Margaret River. Sam took on the lease
here towards the back end of harvest in 2017 & began to convert
the once conventionally farmed site over to organics. Soils vary
from coarse sand to gravelly loam, over underlying clay. Whilst
the Cabernet block benefits from elevation, planted on iron rock
derived soils.
VINTAGE:
The 2020 vintage benefited from a wet winter followed by a drier
and warmer-than-average Spring. This allowed optimal root growth
and access to nutrients, as well as an early start to the growing
season. Ripening of fruit was aided by warm sun-soaked days,
though nothing so intense as to burn the grapes. Imperfect
bud-forming conditions in earlier vintages has resulted in
lower-than-average yields, which in turn have gifted the 2020
vintage with concentrated flavours and rather exceptional fruit.
TECH NOTES:
Handpicked & destemmed, macerated on skins for 7 days in plastic
open top fermenters & hand plunged twice daily. Basket pressed &
siphoned to stainless steel tank where wild primary fermentation &
natural malolactic conversion occurred. The resulting wine
remained on gross lees for 6 months prior to bottling without
additions, unfined & unfiltered.
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