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Passing Clouds Serpentine Shiraz 2020

Passing Clouds Serpentine Shiraz 2020

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The Passing Clouds Serpentine Shiraz is a luxury gifted to us. Bendigo produces such high-quality shiraz, we have the good fortune to be making a wine this potent, and this indulgent. The Serpentine is a wine built on being luscious, full of heft, exuberant, and damn good drinking. The Serpentine is only made in certain quality years.

The 2020 vintage has aromas that leap from the glass, potent sweet raspberry, thick plum juice, sits above a richness, chocolate and earth.The palate is velvety, tannin holds this wine upright with concentrated fruit, lifted by almost 50 days on skins. A finesse still holds in this wine, with subtle spice leading to a finish where the length is extraordinary.

Wine Specifications

Variety: Shiraz

Size: 750mL

Region: Bendigo

ABV: 14.8%

Vintage: 2020

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Winery & Vintage Info

The fruit is 100% de-stemmed and hand sorted before being traditionally vinified in open stainless-steel fermenters, which are hand plunged twice a day. The Serpentine Shiraz is made entirely from Post Ferment Maceration. Matured in 100% neutral French oak for 17 months. A barrel selection, and minimum of 12 months bottle maturation.

The Serpentine vineyard sits on the banks of the Loddon River 42 km north-west of the township of Bendigo. 20-year-old shiraz (PT23) vines. Soils of sandy clay loam over friable reddish clay with limestone pebbles. A warm dry climate with annual rainfall of 350mm. The vines are cane pruned with shoot and bunch thinning. Minimal irrigation and low rainfall with the sandy soils, results in a balanced canopy more reminiscent of a dry grown vineyard. Subsequently application of fungicide is rare and other intervention is minimal.

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