Kind Animals 2020 — Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache
Pinot Noir from Mt Barker, Syrah from Frankland River & Grenache from Swan Valley.
Soft, supple, juicy & hugely drinkable.
Pinot Noir 53%, Syrah 27% Grenache 20%
Great Southern (Mount Barker & Frankland River) & Swan Valley
Alcohol - 14% Vol.Winemaking
Pinot Noir - fermentation in small open fermenters and ceramic eggs with whole bunches added after fermentation, then 6 months in big old and a touch of new oak.
Syrah - fermentation in small open fermenters with run off into big old oak to complete the fermentation.
Grenache - lots of whole bunches in open fermenters for the fermentation then some time to macerate on the dry skins before a soft pressing to large old oak for settling and maturation.Tasting Notes
What each grape brings to the blend - Pinot Noir gives lush red berries and pretty blueberry fruit notes and a supple opulence to the mid palate. Syrah imparts intense dark cherry, exotic sweet spice, liquorice root and savoury bush herbs, while adding a concentration and softness to the palate, as well as fine tannins and a gentle mineral grip to finish. Grenache brings a talc-like strawberry dust, stalky chalky tannins and a nice defining grip.
Aromas of wild berries picked from the hedgerow combine with a tart acidity for a freshness of flavour. The palate has a plushness reminiscent of strawberries and cream, seasoned with a twist of orange skin and a dash of warm spice. A savoury, tonic water note adds a crispness and dryness to finish.