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Hentley Farm Stray Mongrel Gsz

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Category: Wines Red
Subcategory: Red Blends
Brand: Hentley Farm

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2017 ‘The Stray Mongrel’ GSZ


The addition of Zinfandel to the traditional blend of Grenache and Shiraz is unique to Hentley Farm...
With each variety received, fermented and matured separately, the Stray Mongrel displays the level of
aromatics and flavour complexity you would expect from a blend of such diverse varietals.
It is the perfect companion to a variety of culinary delights.

VINEYARD
The Shiraz fruit is sourced from the ‘A’ block, on the Eastern side of Greenock Creek, with a Western aspect. The Grenache and Zinfandel vines are located on the Eastern facing slope of our vineyard. When founder Keith Hentschke purchased the property, this block was a quarry, and today the shallow soil profile overlaying the quarry limesone reduces the natural vigour of the vine, allowing vibrancy and intensity to shine in the fruit.


WINEMAKING
The majority of all three varieties underwent extended maceration, with an average of 80 days on skins. The wines were pressed out to a combination of old French (70%) and American (30%) oak barrels where they underwent natural malolactic fermentation before being racked off lees and returned to oak to mature for a total of 8 months. Andrew Quin, Winemaker.


PROFILE
Great aromatic detail in this wine with plum, blueberry, raspberry and toffee apple all getting a chance to shine. The palate is soft and even as is always the case with the Stray Mongrel. Expect layers of flavour that are similar to the nose although showing a little more bright red fruit. Texture, complexity and balance are the keys to this extremely successful blend.

James Halliday
2016 - 95 points
2015 - 96 points
2014 - 94 points
2013 - 94 points
Barossa Wine Show
2016 - Gold 96 points
- Bob McLean Memorial Trophy - Best Shiraz / Grenache / Moudevre
2013 - Major Trophy Winner, Best Dry Red Wine Of Show and Best Grenache or Blend


VARIETY
55% Grenache
42% Shiraz
3% Zinfandel

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 14.5
Acid 5.9
pH 3.55

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