Wines by KT are small, lovingly cared for parcels of fruit that have traditional techniques used in their creation. I’m passionate about the township of Watervale 5452 and am working with dry grown, sustainably farmed vineyards in the area. With gentle care from grapegrower to winemaker, working with sustainable principles, it’s my intention to produce wines with drinkability and personality.
5452 Grenache Mataro 2017
This wine has been produced using traditional techniques of open fermentation and basket pressing. Hand-picked fruit was carefully selected from the 1930s planted dry-grown Grenache bush vines and fermented with 50% whole bunch component and using indigenous yeast on skins in picking bins. Gentle hand plunging of the individual ferments and minimal working has produced a vibrant wine with brooding, spicy fruit concentration, and supple velvet tannins.
Basket pressed, the wine was matured both in tank and in a percentage of French oak and mainly 2 & 3-year-old French oak barriques to ensure that the fruit is the defining feature. 2017 5452 grenache Mataro is 75% grenache and 25% Mataro.
Watervale vineyards have a rich red loam soil overlying slate and the dry grown vines are shoot thinned, hand pruned, and handpicked to ensure the best possible fruit selection each season.
Winemaker: Kerri Thompson
Grapegrowers: D & H. Kyros
Vineyards: Churinga Vineyard
Wine: Wild fermented, no enzymes or fining used in the production of this wine. VEGAN friendly.
Alcohol = 13.8%
pH = 3.89
TA = 5.83 g/L