2018 Patina Jezza (member only)

$65.00

Pristine fruit up front leads gracefully to mouth filling tannin and inviting acid mid palate merging with spice and pepper whilst gradually tapering to a lingering very fine tannin finish.

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Product Description

Winemaker: Gerald Naef
Colour: Dark ruby red in colour.
Aroma: Ripe plum, blackberry, mulberry, cherry, raspberry spice and a hint of tobacco leaf integrate well with toasty oak.
Palate: Pristine fruit up front leads gracefully to mouth filling tannin and inviting acid mid palate merging with spice and pepper whilst gradually tapering to a lingering very fine tannin finish. 
Winemaking: The grapes were crushed and then cold soaked to extract dark berry flavours before being fermented in vat.  It was pressed off skins during late ferment and aged in new and seasoned French oak barrels.
Cellaring: This wine has intensity of fruit and tannin along with freshness that will enable it to age very well.  It is drinking well now but if you can put it away for a few years it will develop enticing secondary characters and the tannins should become silky and simply irresistible.  It has very good structure which should enable it to continue to improve for ten to. Twenty years.

 

What’s in a Name: Jezza is what my nephews dubbed me when they were at Boarding School in Orange. They spent many weekends with us and this period is filled with good memories so I thought it appropriate to call my Signature red blend Jezza.

Winemakers Notes: The stars don’t often align but when they do the season produces brilliant Jezza quality grapes. I look for intensity in flavour, colour, freshness and good tannin structure… when they all come together it is very difficult to leave a bottle half full. Cabernet Sauvignon gives this wine nuances of black currant flavours with good up front palate intensity and a lingering soft tannin finish. Merlot rounds out the mid palate and contributes rich berry flavours whilst the Cabernet Franc contributes a lightly lifted floral note, sweet spice and intensity to the mid palate. Petit Verdot brings lovely soft tannins.

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