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Thick as Thieves Purple Prose Gamay 2018

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Winery Note:

Picked at 12 Be’ in early March. The small 2 tonne harvest was chilled and then destemmed to a stainless steel open fermenter.  After a 2-3 day soak the natural ferment started and for a total of 9 days the ferment was minimally plunged and pumped over. Pressed off to 1, 2 and 3 year old puncheons and hogsheads. Natural malo-lactic fermentation. No fining or filtration and bottled in December under screw cap. Serve chilled on hot days!

Wonderful savoury, earthy notes combine with red currents and wild strawberries. Star anise and herbal aromas in the background.

Light bodied with juicy fruits and super soft tannins. Don’t be fooled by the upfront fruit, there is a serious mid palate that soon kicks in. The tannins are so supple that this wine can be enjoyed well chilled on a hot day with no real impact on the structure of the wine. Enjoy!

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Thick as Thieves is a one-man, Yarra based operation and that one-man is a guy named Syd.

After 10 years in winemaking, working for some of the Yarra’s top producers during that time, Syd’s oenological clock started ticking and he decided the time was right to make his own babies.

Not having to answer to bean counters and marketing departments, Thick as Thieves has the freedom to experiment with alternative varieties and styles which means Syd gets to make interesting wines that he loves to drink, not wines that simply sell or are in vogue.

We could list the university qualifications, international travel history and the resume but really … who cares ??!! Thick as Thieves is about the wine in the bottle.

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMostly Conventional Techniques
Vineyard PracticesMostly Regular Farming Techniques
Product typeWine Red Gamay/Beaujolais
Sub-RegionKing Valley

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