GISBORNE GARAGISTE WINE COMPANY ST LAURENT 2015

GISBORNE GARAGISTE WINE COMPANY   ST LAURENT 2015

 VITICULTURE

St Laurent is a red grape variety widely grown in Austria  and the Czech Republic. Pinot Noir is one of  it's parents and the grapes produce wines that are dark and fruity with a velvety mouthfeel and subtle tannins
This wine was made using hand - picked  grapes from a premium block in the Ormond  region of Gisborne. The open canopy coupled with the warmth of this sub region block has ensured optimal ripening and  full expression of varietal character.

HARVEST DETAILS

The grapes were hand harvested in optimum condition with ripe flavours  on the 27th March 2015.

Sugar (o Bx)
Titratable Acidity
pH
22.0
9.2 g/L
3.41

WINEMAKING NOTES

Following harvest the grapes were destemmed to an open top fermenter.  They were  then fermented in the traditional manner using punch down to gently extract colour and tannin with a maceration period of  14 days on skins. Following draining and pressing  the wine was aged for 6 months in barrel  . After racking from barrel the wine was fined  and lightly filtered before bottling.

TASTING NOTES

Made in a fruit forward style  this wine is darkly coloured with the nose showing aromas of black plum, cassis, spice and savoury, smoky oak.  Bright juicy berry flavours are apparent on the palate with soft, velvety  tannins and a long savoury finish.

 WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
Titratable Acidity
pH
Residual sugar
13.0%
6.5 g/L
3.64
<2.0 g/L

FOOD MATCH

St. Laurent goes with a wide array of most meats, including wild game, comfort foods and any meat that is rich with fat and flavour profiles. It also makes a good match with strongly flavoured cheeses.