By Jingo – Mixed Dozen Red Blend & Sparkling Chard/Pinot

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By Jingo MIXED DOZEN Nero Rosso Red & Sparkling Chard $180.00 Doz $15 pb
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Tasting Notes

Great way to try the wines, six bottles each of the 2011 Nero Rosso and Sparkling Nastro D’Argento Blanc de Blanc from By Jingo Wines.

A crisp Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot from South facing cool climate vineyard high on the hills in Lenswood, Adelaide Hills, allowing for slow ripening and high acidity.

White peach, cherry blossom, lemon sorbet and vanilla, finished with a fine bead, this is a lovely crisp sparkling with a beautiful lemon sorbet finish.

Alcohol:  12.5%

The 2011 Nero Rosso is a blend of Italian varieties, 35 % Montepulciano,  33% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, 10% Shiraz and 7% Zinfandel.  Sourced from the By Jingo single vineyard at Mt Barker and Grenache and Shiraz from McLaren Vale.

The fruit was hand-picked, crushed, de-stemmed, chilled and cold soaked together for 4 days, with approximately 5% whole bunches of Montepulciano in an open fermenter.

Naturally occurring yeasts initiated fermentation which lasted 6 days with extended maceration of two weeks followed by pressing in a traditional upright basket press, free run and pressings were combined. Apart from minimal SO2 at 100/32ppm, no additives were used in the production process of this wine which remains unfiltered and will require decanting.

The wine then was put in French oak Hogs Heads for 3 months.

The 2011 Nero Rosso has strong savoury tannins, the small additions of Grenache, Shiraz and Zinfandel allows for an intricate weaving of berries, rhubarb and beetroot.

Alcohol: 14.2%

Limited quantity available.