John Duval is one of the world's best known winemakers, coming from a family that boasts four generations of South Australian vignerons. He has been saluted many times on the world stage, notably International Winemaker of the Year in 1989 and twice Red Winemaker of the Year in 1991 and 2000. After 28 years with Penfolds, including 16 years as Chief Winemaker, John has created these stunning wines under the John Duval label, which has now welcomed second generation Tim on board. Utilising old vine Barossa fruit, the wines express the terroir of the Barossa and the hand-crafted attention of John Duval.
My aim with Plexus is express the wide spectrum of red fruit flavours from Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre and also provide structure with a seamless balance and long finish.
Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques are employed with Plexus, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but also have medium term cellaring potential for 8-10 years.
Variety: Shiraz 52%, Grenache 30%, Mourvedre 18%. The Shiraz was sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf, Ebenezer and Eden Valley regions, Grenache from the Tanunda, Ebenezer and Greenock regions and Mourvèdre from the Light Pass and Ebenezer regions.
Winemaking: Fermentation with submerged cap and small open stainless steel fermenters.Grenache saw a small inclusion of whole bunches.
Oak Maturation: 100% barrel maturated for 15 months, with just 13% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litre barrels); with the balance in older seasoned hogseads.
TA 6.10 g/l
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