Kind Animals 2021 — Grenache, Syrah, Pinot Noir
Grenache from Swan Valley, Syrah from Blackwood Valley & Pinot Noir from Mt Barker.
Soft, supple, juicy & hugely drinkable.
Grenache 39%, Syrah 39%, Pinot Noir 22%,
Swan Valley, Blackwood Valley, Mt Barker
Alcohol - 14% Vol.Winemaking
Grenache - combinations of whole bunches, whole berry and concrete contacted batches done in open fermenters with most left on skins for extended maceration before a soft pressing to large old oak for settling and maturation.
Pinot Noir - whole bunches and berry fermentation in small open fermenters and ceramic eggs with then 6 months in big old oak, and a touch of new oak.
Syrah - fermentation in small open fermenters with run off into stainless to complete the fermentation keeping the fruit bright and pure.
What each grape brings to the blend - Grenache brings a talc-like strawberry dust, stalky chalky tannins and a nice defining grip, 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 and Pinot Noir gives lush red berries and pretty blueberry fruit notes and a supple opulence to the mid palate.
A change up this year with Grenache from the Swan Valley dictating even more of the style than the 2020 release, yet Kind Animals is still very much a soft, supple, dry red wine. Super floral notes of dark cherry, dried rose petals, satsuma plums dominate the nose. The wine is a light dry red, with a nice long finish. Very juicy, fleshy with soft tannins. Very smashable. Encourage people to pop in the fridge and serve chilled!