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SERVING TEMPERATURE | 16 - 18°
CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 5 years
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This wine has luscious black fruits with background spice, fragrant toffee oak and rounded tannins.
The 2016 vintage in Hilltops was characterised by warm, dry conditions. It began with low rainfall in winter followed by a dry and very warm spring bringing early budburst. Continuing low rainfall and above-average temperatures produced rapid ripening, though this was tempered in Hilltops by the cool nights of autumn. Harvest was early and fruit was of good quality with ripe fruit flavours and soft tannin balanced by cool-climate spice.
The fruit was cold soaked before fermentation in open fermenters with hand plunging and pumping over. The wine was matured for 12 months in French oak barriques, about one-quarter new.
A cool climate agricultural region in southern New South Wales for grazing, wool growing, dairy, horticulture and orchards.
The region is centred on the towns of Boorowa, Harden and Young with around 400 hectares of vineyards planted in foothills of the Great Dividing Range.
A collection of classic varieties grown in the earth that suits them best. Each wine is a reflection of their region.
The labels feature an abstract hand-print illustration designed to evoke the distinct personality of the country from which the wine originates.
This abstract hand is representative of the heart of Australia, the wildness and terroir of the land and its iconic red centre.