Summary: Hello! is a very friendly wine that also happens to be vegan friendly. And, if you’ve been forced into isolation in recent times, Hello! is a chance to re-connect with the wines & people you love – even while social distancing! So, if you like friendly Pinot or Shiraz from South Australia then these are the wines for you. Hello! - a wine that by its very nature is friendly on your palate. Perfectly suited to many cuisines, these wines are also crafted to ensure they are suitable for Vegans.
Vintage: Sourced from established vineyards in South Australia. The sheltered aspect and consistent temperatures combine to ensure the retention of natural acidity in the elegant fruit harvested.
Winemaking: Healthy and problem free fruit is selected in the vineyard and then picked in the cool of the night and then rushed to the nearby winery for a fast and focused vinification. Fermentation is cool in a closed static fermenter before a short maturation on lees and bottling.
2020 Vintage: 2020 had its challenges with a dry start and only a small portion of rain and with much of the country suffering drought conditions. The warm dry spell continued in December with some extreme hot temperature days recorded. Thankfully due to one of the coolest January’s on record the vines were able to re-address the balance. It was a late ripening year and yields were down but despite the challenges it will be another excellent vintage across South Australia.
Tasting Note: A vibrant Shiraz that shows the typicity of bright South Australian fruit that shows ripeness as well as exotic spice. Dark berry fruit on the palate complemented by fine tannins with a bright, lifted finish and balanced acidity. Pair with a vegan friendly cauliflower steaks with middle eastern spices.