2020 Lost Penny
One of the most striking grape varieties for colour. When picked, it just drips an intense red colour, unlike any other variety we have on the property. This intensity continues throughout the process, giving the Durif such a deep black ink-like colour, making it the master of red wines for colour in our range, therefore only fitting to call it ‘Ink Master’.
Glass-staining, opaque purple colour. The aromas are likewise bright and primal, young and simple but deep and concentrated, with fresh-cut herb and raw-plum flavours. It’s a bit raw and brash, but will certainly have its afficionadoes..
– 86 Points
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Barrel Maturation: matured in seasoned French oak barrel for 12 months.
The growing season for the 2020 vintage started dry and continued that way. Much of the rainfall was below average for all the months. The 2019 calendar year was the driest on record for the Nuriootpa weather station. With the extreme weather conditions through November and into December saw below average bunch size and smaller than normal berry size. The flavours and colours and overall quality is exceptional.
Colour: Dark Ink red with purple hue
Nose: Dark Berries, plum and dark chocolate.
Palate: A firm texture and mouth fill together with sweet dark berries.
The Ink Master Durif is an amazing wine for colour and flavours which makes it ideal for winter nights by the fire or with a hearty steak.