2010
Red Heads Studio
'Moonlighters'
South Australia

2010
Red Heads Studio
'Moonlighters'
South Australia

'Moonlighter' - holding down a second job while still trying to put your focus into your first one. That's the concept behind this. The original Red Head (Justin Lane), created this wine through the convoluted chasm of his mind. Taking varietals that have a bit in common and playing around with various fermentation techniques, that's his game. Today, Adam Hooper plays hard and sources & blends this beauty.

The vineyards were harvested individually at optimal ripeness. 12 day separate cepage fermentation was in a combination of static and open fermenters. All wines were aged in barrel on yeast solids prior to racking. The wine was aged in seasoned French hogsheads for 12 months prior to bottling with no filtration.

Deep Purple. Aromas of dark plum and cedar oak spice interplay with brighter notes of red currant. The palate is rich and unctuous and rolls with darker berry fruits. The Sangiovese steers the mid palate with short, sweet tannins and brings some zesty acidity to the profile. Complexes of oak spice and mocha add further complexity to this boldly styled wine.

  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Varietal: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon - 4% Sangiovese - 3% Alicante Bouschet
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon from two sites: McLaren Vale & Langhorne Creek - Sangiovese & Alicante from McLaren Vale
  • Vine Age: 11 years old
  • Yield: 3.5 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Red Clay Loam & Limestone
  • Oak: 12 months in seasoned French hogshead
  • Production: 1,100 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MCLAREN VALE

John Reynell planted grapes at Reynella in 1838 and later employed a young laborer named Thomas Hardy. In so doing, the foundations were being put in place for two wine dynasties that were to dominate the region for over a century. McLaren Vale became the model of the small winery before such enterprises became fashionable in other states, and it... Learn More »

RED HEADS STUDIO

MCLAREN VALE

You'll recollect the beginnings: young Flying Winemakers doing the European Vintage, whinging that, back home in Oz, they had no freedom to make the wines they wanted to. Wineries there just kept getting bigger and fewer and being junior winemaker on a big team making a mega-brand was just plain...f-ing boring. Learn More »

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