autumnharvest

2015

Autumn Harvest

Per Bottle
$16.00
Case Of 6
$96.00

This wine complements spicy Asian cuisine beautifully.

Drinking beautifully now and will be enjoyable for drinking within the next 2 years.

 
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Vintage Conditions

Vintage 2015 can be best described as having a mild growing season. Spring was dry with temperatures slightly warmer than average and summer temperatures were average to below average for the entire time. Most importantly there were no days of extreme hot weather which is ideal for flavour development. There was a period in late January of high humidity, but careful management of the vines kept the fruit free from disease. The continuing consistent warm days, enabled the vines to ripen the fruit at a consistent rate. This meant there was a reduced need for irrigation which resulted in a very strong vintage for all varieties. Both white wines and red wines showed fantastic depth of flavour and finesse with the added bonus being our Reds having intense colour and tannins.

Tasting Notes

Our Autumn Harvest wine was made to show the delicate flavours and nuances from two of our most flavoursome varieties. Our Autumn Harvest wine therefore has ripe, rich flavours that are well complemented by a little residual sweetness. The Rutherglen Estates Autumn Harvest combines the intense, honey and citrus notes of ripe Marsanne, with the floral, tropical flavours and aromas of Viognier. The nose has intense grapefruit and lemon zesty freshness. The flavours are rich, with floral, honey and orange characters. The palate finishes with a smooth, soft, citrus acidity and a lingering, yet not cloying, balanced sweetness.

Winemaking

In contrast to our traditional barrel fermented Marsanne and Viognier styles the majority of this wine was fermented at a cool temperature in stainless steel to maintain freshness and varietal flavours.  
This has resulted in our Autumn Harvest Marsanne Viognier being made in a ‘tighter’ style, with only a small proportion (20%) receiving barrel treatment in large French oak vessels for four months.  The residual sugar level was chosen to balance to fruit weight, flavours and acid.   


Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24