The Hidden Sea
2019 Red Blend
Removing Plastic From the Ocean
For every bottle The Hidden Sea sells, they remove and recycle 10 plastic bottles from the ocean.
Bursts with flavors of cherry, currant, and delicious juicy berries. This blend is smooth, with expressive fruit sweetness and layers of vanilla and toasty oak. Not to mention great structure from fine tannins and a long powerful fruity finish.
- Vintage: 2019
- Country: Australia
- Varietal: 85% Shiraz, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Winemaker: Leisha Munro & Stephen Tierney
- pH: 3.62
- Acidity: 6.07
Good winter rains and a warm spring resulted in a fantastic start to vintage. A series of very warm weather events put pressure on the early growing season, but the well managed vineyards made it through. A vintage of two halves; the first half of heat waves put pressure on winemakers and viticulturists alike, the second half allowed fruit to be picked at the optimum flavor ripeness.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel fermenters, with the wines being tasted every day to monitor extraction and flavor development. Initially the parcels are kept separate but as soon as possible after vintage the blend is created and allowed to mature on French oak for approx 18 months.
COLOR - Bright crimson red.
AROMA - Red berries and fruit cake spice with generous oak.
PALATE - Bursts with flavors of cherry, currant, and delicious juicy berries. The blend is smooth, with expressive fruit sweetness and layers of vanilla and toasty oak. The wine has great structure from fine tannins and a long powerful fruit finish.