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RegionHilltops, NSW
WinemakerHarry Kinsman
ColourDeep purple.
AromaBright, purple, plummy fruit with meaty and floral nuances.
PalateComplex, layered palate, with red fruits grading into purple and a darker, liquorice-like depth at its core. Floral hints, meaty pan-juice characters and subtle stem-derived characters give complexity and detail to the ripe fruit. The richness of the mid-palate moves into a long, fine finish, ensuring this wine will age with grace and balance.
Growing ConditionsAfter one of the wettest Winters on record, the growing season followed up with a cool Spring and a warm Summer. This resulted in healthy vines with robust canopies and moderate yields. The harvest period was then 2 weeks behind average. This slightly later harvest allowed the fruit to mature to full flavour ripeness in cooler conditions. The result is fantastic wines with vibrant flavours, balanced acid and gentle tannins.
Vinification/MaturationHarvested in the cool of the morning to preserve fruit integrity, the fruit upon arrival at the winery was transferred into open top fermenters with an average of 15% whole bunches included. Following a gentle 3 day pre-fermentation cold soak, the wines were inoculated with cultured yeast. Extraction was achieved through a combination of plunging and pump-overs for a period of 12 days, then gently pressed prior to being racked to French oak barrels. Barrels were all French oak puncheons and hogsheads with 20% new, 40% one year old and the remaining 40% two years old. The wine was matured in barrel for 9 months prior to being carefully blended and lightly fined in preparation for bottling.
Acidity (TA)5.9 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Last Tasted Date04-06-2018
Peak Drinking2018-2030

A true expression of the rich diversity and elegance of high altitude wines, the McW 660 range is a testament of McWilliam’s Wines understanding of the relationship that exists between the land, the climate and the winemaker. Harvested from vines grown at an average of 660 metres above sea level, these wines are medium bodied with intense flavour.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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