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2014 Kangarilla Road Duetto Vermentino Fiano

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Winemaker's Notes

The impact of summer was felt in McLaren Vale in 2014 with two major heatwaves in both January and February testing grapevine tolerance to extreme conditions.

Relief came with a major rain event with 40mm falling in 24 hours. This signalled the beginning of a pattern of cooler daytime temperatures which, together with the water that was retained by the vines, had the effect of delaying harvest allowing flavour to balance with sugar ripeness.

Duetto is an uncommon blend of Vermentino 66% and Fiano 34%. These varieties are quite new to Australia and originate from Sardinia and the Campagna region of Italy. Vermentino brings freshness and acidity to the wine whilst Fiano contributes breadth and texture. In order to accentuate the textural capacity of these varieties we fermented 20% on skins in tradition clay amphora's. This component remained on skins for 8 weeks before it was pressed. Despite it's time on skins the Vermemtino remained amazingly fresh yet beautifully textural. The Fiano which is a tougher skinned quite phenolic variety looked so good it probably could have spent longer on skins, next year perhaps. Both varieties were fermented separately and underwent wild ferments.

Aromas of citrus marmalade combined with crystallized ginger and glimpses of freshly baked shortbread.

An amazingly textural palate with tangy marmalade notes and aromatic fruits including apricots, quince and feijoa.

Alc/vol: 12.0%

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2014 Kangarilla Road Duetto Vermentino Fiano

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Wine Companion (2014 Vintage) says
Vermentino and fiano, fermented on skins in clay amphoras. Alternative winemaking hits the mainstream. Sweetish mid-palate but chalky, slatey mouthfeel fosters an impression of dryness. Feels strict and controlled. Works beautifully alongside shellfish.
Campbell Mattinson (2014 Vintage) says
Blend of vermentino and fiano. 20% fermented on skins (and kept on skins for eight weeks) in clay amphora. Good wine. Better than the inaugural 2013 release. Feels free and wild in one sense but strict and disciplined in another; shows slatey fruit flavour but is also textural and contained. Lots to like here, particularly at the dinner table.

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