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Jean Bouteille Pirate Merlot/Semillon 2023

Jean Bouteille Pirate Merlot/Semillon 2023

$ $35.00
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Pirate is a field blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Semillon from Jeff Traeger organically
farmed vineyard in Vine vale, East of the Barossa.

The Vines are growing on deep sand over red clay & benefits from a good diurnal temperature to help phenolic ripeness. Jeff has been managing his vineyard organically without any herbicides, pesticides & other synthetic chemicals for more than 40 years.

Sprays of organic Sulfur & Copper are very few due to a dry & windy growing season which help keep the disease pressure low.

Both grappes are hand picked by JB and his team on the same day & whole bunch tipped into a Fibreglass tank to undergo a week of carbonic maceration. After that week, they foot stomp the bunches to release their juice onto the skins to extract some colour & aromatics for about 10 hours.

The must is then pressed in a horizontal screw press & the wine is transferred back to the fibreglass to finish it’s fermentation & undergo a 7 month élevage on its fine lees.

Bottled on site in their Basket Range winery without fining nor filtration.

Alc/Vol: 13.0%


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