Émigré Red Blend 2017

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Introduction

Whilst the name Émigré continues in the same vein as the Exile, there is a big difference in the style and make-up of the wine. Exile is a single vineyard wine, whereas Émigré is the opposite in that it comes from an array of vineyards across the Barossa.

Tasting Notes

Deep maroon to bright crimson. A vibrant Barossa blend with sweet raspberry fruit, ripe plums with subtle fine-grained oak tannins and cassis all feature to create an alluring bouquet. A full bodied wine with highly concentrated fruit flavour that is rounded, juicy and balanced, with ripe dark fruits, plums, cassis and a touch of spicy pepper, the oak is integrated perfectly with fruit to create complexity on the palate, silky smooth finish with a rounded edge from tannin and natural fruit acid giving length.

The Winemaking

Émigré from the outstanding 2017 vintage is made up of a blend of varieties. Sourced from a single vineyard for the first time in its history high in the Western Ridge of Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley. Like Exile the vines are pruned severely and receive two runs of green harvesting producing less than 3 tonne to the acre. Émigré grapes are then hand picked and transferred to the winery. The wine receives extreme cold maceration and in a first we co-fermented varieties to ensure complete integration, which has worked amazingly. Malolactic ferment occurred in new French oak, and thereafter in the same oak the wine spent an extended time ageing and further developing as a singular blend.

Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Drinking beautifully now but will cellar for up to a decade
Alcohol 14%

Accolades

2015 Vintage CWSA 2017 - GOLD Medal
2015 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2017 - GOLD Medal
2015 Vintage Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017 - Award Winner
2015 Vintage Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2017 - Award Winner
2015 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine - 94 POINTS
2012 Vintage CWSA 2015 Best Value - Double Gold
2010 Vintage CWSA 2013 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2012 - 94 POINTS
2010 Vintage CWSA 2012 - GOLD Medal
2009 Vintage Concours Mondial Brussels - GOLD Medal
2009 Vintage Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review 2012 - 93 POINTS