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.
Early harvests brings an energy and vitality to the wine. Lively aromatics of freshly crushed blueberries mingle with plush raspberry and crunchy plum touched with a char and sarsaparilla spice. The weight of the palate is amenable to drinking with plush fruits and a flail of soft chalk like tannin to finish.