Sam Miranda 'Girls Block' 2011
Only our 4th release of our flagship 'Girls Block' (previous vintages 2004, 2008 & 2010)This vineyard is only 1 hectare is size directly opposite our cellar door and is planted to Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec for of the classic French varieties that are generally used in the production of the great Bordeaux wines.
The wine exhibits intensley ripe blackcurrant, typical of good Cabernet's with an almost menthol, herbaceous finish from the delicate Petit Verdot.
As is tradition with our 'Girls Block' the balance of tannin and acid on this wine suggests it will reward patient cellaring meaning that the girls will get to try it in about 10 years or so!
After harvesting, the fruit was fermented in 2 ton open fermentors. The wine was hand plunged, with my daughters taking a keen interest in the fermenting must, and much to my wifes dismay helped with the plunging of the cap. The hands on the label reflect the prints left on the walls, barrels and the floor of the winery. It is only fitting that this flagship wine be named the GIRLS BLOCK. The grapes were grown and wine aged for 15 months in 100% new French oak and finally bottled on the estate.
As the name implies fruit for this wine is sourced from the Girls Block! Located opposite our cellar door in Oxley. At an altitude of approx 150m. This vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.
LUX Screw Cap
Petit Verdot (41%), Cabernet Franc (33%), Cabernet Sauvignon (14%) and Malbec (12%)
20 June 2013