Our current release is the Angus Semillon 2011, this come from a long line of Trophy & Gold Medal winning aged Semillon’s that we have produce form our Tintilla Estate vineyard.
A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, this is a classic blend we have not done for a while but have back. It is a wine style often referred to as a Super Tuscan and as such a great food wine.
Merlot growen on the hill top block of our vineyard. It is night harvested crushed and de-stored before cold soaked before primary fermentation in open fermeter. Secondary fermentation in French oak, 20% new aged for 12months prier to bottling.
Shiraz is a classic Hunter variety, reflecting the natural adaptability of the Shiraz grapes to the new world and the Hunter in particular. Grown in red clay soil over limestone conglomerates, on a northeast sloping hillside, the Tintilla Shiraz vines enjoys ideal growing conditions. After a good dry growing season the night harvested grapes were cold soaked to extract maximum fruit and phenolics, then open fermented until almost finished fermentation. Fermentation is finished in New (about 40%) and old French and American oak barrels were used for malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing. After 15 months in oak, the wine was bottled and stored before release.
The Tintilla Rosalind base wine is made from the juice of the Sangiovese grape which is pressed and run straight into the fermentation tank with minimum skin contact- hence the “Blush”. The must is cold settled and fermented to dryness. It is bottled under pressure and sealed with cork tied down by a steel basket.