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Cloth Label White 2013

Drinking Guide

 

Drink 2016- 2022.

The Cloth Label White includes all of the white grapes and the blanc de noir from our St. Matthias Vineyard to create a fascinating expression of Moorilla's terroir. Each varietal is picked at the level of ripeness to show the best of it's character. They are then fermented separately, wild, on skins and matured in individual barrels before blending and further maturation in a 1,500 litre foudre . Baked apples, blackberry, stone fruit, blood orange, elderflower, lemon blossom, sweet spices and vanilla bean intrigue in the complex bouquet. Various juice flavours precede tannin flavours, which meld with stately oak. The natural acidity of each grape provides its own set of flavours. It is powerful upon release.

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Vintage Description
Technical Details

This wine was blended out of each of the white varieties that are grown at St. Matthias vineyard plus some Pinot noir. The idea is to have a wine that represents the entire vineyard; playing to the individual strength of each variety while remaining in balance. Fermented for a short time on skins, the wine has more colour and tannin than a normal white wine but is not intended to fit into the ‘orange’ category. Rather it acts as extended skin contact to increase aromatic complexity and provide generous palate richness. The underlying acidity along with the extra tannins should allow this wine to mature for many, many years. You’ll find that this wine has many layers to explore, just like St. Matthias. All fruit used in this wine is Tasmanian. The fruit was sourced from the Moorilla owned and operated St. Matthias vineyard (West Bank, Tamar River). The fruit was left on the vine until flavour profiles showed an increase in fruity characters before it was hand-picked. Note that 2013 as a season was very high yielding; started off cool and then warmed during the harvest season.

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