Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022 (JS-93)
Inviting aromas of lemon peel, white peaches, sweet thyme and lavender. Medium-bodied with silky texture. Bright, expressive and a bit stony. Subtle tannins give lovely structure and length to the charming fresh fruit. Sustainable. Drink or hold.
A tight, mineral wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. Prominent pear and lime fruit aromas and flavours are brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of bright natural acid and a long, dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage.
Soil: Low-vigour, stony, clay-rich, shale-derived soil
Alcohol: 12.90% Acid: 6.90 g/l pH: 3.45 Residual Sugar: 2.20 g/l
Barrel Ageing: 9 Months
Wooding: 100% 228 liter French Oak Barrels Barrel Fermentation: 95% Foudre: 5% Tight Grain: 100%
1st fill: 24% 2nd fill: 23% 3rd fill: 36% 4th fill: 17%
Blonde Toast: 48% Medium Toast: 46% Medium Long Toast: 6%
French Coopers: Francois Freres 100%
Yield: 2.68 tons/ha, 16.9 hl/ha Production: 4293 cases of 12 bottles equivalent