2021 LE FAUVE Rouge
The dry Mediterranean climate of the Iberian Peninsula and the Joven style wines produced there are the inspiration for this bright and juicy fruit driven red. A unique blend of 55% Pinot Noir from Orange and 45% Tempranillo from Hilltops in NSW creates a lifted and vibrant style that takes you on an unexpected journey.
The 2021 harvest across the NSW Central Ranges felt the full impact of the 20/21 La Nina weather pattern with plenty of spring rains and a mild and gentle summer. The broad acre farmers of the Western slopes pastoral country were all working overtime with bumper grain crops filling their silos with legendary yields. For our grape growers, while the season was not without its challenges, the long cool ripening phase of autumn delivered wines with vibrance and freshness. Pinot Noir grown in Orange shows bright yet delicate aromatics with fine acidity, while Tempranillo from Hilltops relished the mild conditions resulting in great intensity.