2002 Rampant Red

Product Description

Our wild or rampant wyvern suggests an exuberant and luxuriant wine of lively character to lift the spirit. This wine is a vivid expression of Hamelin Bay’s classic varietal reds. The Rampant Red has been a runaway success since its release. The wine represents outstanding value with all of the characters of a richly flavoured first class Margaret River Cabernet (52%), Shiraz (31%) and Merlot (17%).

Awards: Silver medal 2004 Margaret River Wine Show.
Region: 100% Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: Hamelin Bay`s 2002 Rampant Red has brilliant clarity with medium intensity with a cherry red centre and pink purple hue.
Bouquet: Aromas of dusty mint and earth harmoniously meld with cassis, berry fruits and perfumed cedar to afford a complex bouquet.
Palate: The palate is round and of medium weight delivering an enjoyable uncomplicated but extremely satisfying drink. A precisely balanced underlying acidity focuses the fruit in the mid palate, finishing with emery chalky tannins.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Mild dry vintage.
Vinification: Stainless steel static fermenters, left on skins 9 to 12 days post fermentation.
Cellaring Potential: Drink from release but will improve with medium term cellaring to 5 years.
Oak Treatment: 10 months maturation in barriques, with 10% new French and 2% new American.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with any Australian BBQ or with tomato based pasta dishes.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 3.9g/L
pH: 3.45
Acidity: 6.9g/L
Harvest Date: March 2002
Bottling Date: September 2003