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Secco Rondinella Corvina

The flagship savoury Italian-inspired red blend from Australia’s only plantings of Rondinella and Corvina grapes.

 

TASTING NOTES
In a generous glass this mid-weight FREEMAN Secco 2013 displays complex and enveloping aromas ranging from fresh berries to morello cherries and panforte mingled with undertones of earthy mushroom, typically associated with dried grapes and classic Amarone wines. These traits and fruit richness help create the lingering palate – savoury, complex and textural with a soft tannin frame and balancing acid, ensuring this wine will continue to evolve for many years yet.

WINEMAKING
The grapes were progressively harvested from late April into May, three months after most varieties. A selection of both varieties was dried slowly for up to 10 days, the desiccated grapes added to the remaining harvest for fermentation. The young intense tannin wines were aged separately in old oak barrels for two years, prior to blending and bottling in 2015. Subsequently, the wine was cellared another two years at 14oC to allow the tannins to integrate and enrich the palate.

The flagship savoury Italian-inspired red blend from Australia’s only plantings of Rondinella and Corvina grapes.

TASTING NOTES
This mid-weight wine displays complex enveloping aromas ranging from fresh red berries to dried morello cherries and fruit cake mingled with undertones of earthy mushroom, typically associated with dried grapes and classic Amarone wines. These traits and fruit richness extend onto the lingering palate – savoury, complex and textural with a soft tannin frame and balancing acid, ensuring this wine will continue to evolve for years to come.

WINEMAKING
The grapes were progressively harvested from late April into May, three months after most varieties.

A selection of both varieties was dried slowly for up to 10 days, the desiccated grapes added to the remaining harvest for fermentation. The young intense tannin wines were aged separately in old oak barrels for two years, prior to blending and bottling in 2014. Subsequently, the wine was cellared another two years at 14oC to allow the tannins to integrate and enrich the palate.

‘Masterly. Complex. Composed. Sauvage. Sophisticated….’
PHILIP WHITE, INDAILY.COM.AU
‘A savoury delight.’
DAVID SLY, HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

The flagship savoury Italian-inspired red blend from Australia’s only plantings of Rondinella and Corvina grapes.

TASTING NOTES
This mid-weight wine displays complex and enveloping aromas ranging from fresh raspberries to dried cherries and fruit cake, mingled with undertones of earthy mushroom typically associated with dried grapes and classic Amarone wines. These traits and fruit richness extend onto the lingering palate – savoury, complex and textural with a soft tannin frame and balancing acid, ensuring this wine will evolve with added maturity.

WINEMAKING
Dry conditions prevailed in April and May allowing desirable, even, slow ripening and a three-week harvest commencing in early May, three months after most varieties.

A selection of both varieties was dried slowly for up to 10 days, the desiccated grapes added to the remaining harvest for fermentation. The young wines were aged separately in old oak barrels for two years, prior to blending and bottling in 2013. Subsequently, the wine was cellared another two years at 14oC to allow the tannins to slowly integrate.

  • SILVER MEDAL, 2015 AUSTRALIAN ALTERNATIVE VARIETIES WINE SHOW

‘This smells fabulous super-deep soused black cherries, poached plums plus bitter chocolate. Smells luxurious. And that’s how it tastes: mouth-filling, opulent, blue stonefruit…and with fine melting tannins. Fabulous now, but will cellar well for a decade.’

94 POINTS, TIM WHITE, FINANCIAL REVIEW