2017 Quarterback Red Blend

2017 Quarterback Red Blend

$20.00Price

The four main grape varietals of McLaren Vale are always going to produce a rich full-bodied complex wine.

Expertly blended with 32% Shiraz, 28% Grenache, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot the 2015 Quarterback is another example of what can be achieved by pulling together and playing as a winning team.

  • Vital Statistics

    Wine Name
    ‘Quarterback’ Red Wine

    Production
    4500 Cases

    Appelation
    McLaren Vale South Australia

    Average Yield
    Cabernet, 3.5 tonnes per acre
    Shiraz, 4 tonnes per acre
    Grenache, 4 tonnes per acre
    Merlot, 3.5 tonnes per acre
    Vines age from 45 years and oldest, 80 years

    Harvest
    Very late February and March depending on the fruit variety

    Maturation Vessels
    Aged 18 months in 85% French Oak and 15% American Oak 225 Litre French Barriques, 20% new and 80%  second use

    Varietal(s)
    32% Shiraz, 28% Grenache, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot

    Vinification
    Fermented in small open five tonne fermenters

    Ferment time
    7 to 10 days on skins

    Residual Sugar
    3.1g/l

    T/A
    6.87 g/l

    Alc/Vol
    15.0%

    Type of Closure
    Screw cap